Last year, my son was into everything Rodeo Cowboy and was telling me he was going to be a bull rider when he grew up…and I would say NO. 🙂 He settled for being a bull rider for Halloween instead, so I put this very simple Rodeo Cowboy costume together and the great thing is that most of this can be worn again to church or school. I have included his little PBR tag that you can personalize using PicMonkey!
What you will need:
- a nice button up Cowboy shirt (you could probably get one very cheap from a thrift store if it isn’t your child’s style)
- a child’s size Cowboy Hat
- a child’s size Western Belt with Belt Buckle
- Jeans and Boots
- a black vest (I sewed this one using his shirt as a size pattern out of felt or you can just buy this one)
- Vest Patches (I went to some local Western Stores and they just gave them to me when I asked)
- Chaps (I’ll show how I made them below)
- Bull Rider PBR tag (you can download this one and just add your kid’s last name with PicMonkey!)
My dad wanted to dress up to match Cole so he went as a Rodeo Clown and they had SO much fun with it!
For the chaps, I bought some adult brown suede pants, put his jeans over them as a pattern, and then cut.
I cut them a little wider than his jeans and kept the inside seam intact. I used some iron on heat tape to glue the outside hem together and to create little loops in the top to hook into his belt. I then cut little slits in the sides for fringe.
The chaps didn’t last long after Halloween but they were great for trick or treating. If you want them to last longer, you will need to sew them.
If you use this costume, PLEASE share pictures! I can’t wait to see your little cowboys and cowgirls!
Here we were at Trunk or Treat last year!