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Simple Cowboy & Cowgirl Costumes

Handmade Costumes

Cowboys were all the rage around these parts last year, we had recently moved to Texas and the kids were wholeheartedly embracing the change. It came as no surprise when they asked to be Cowboys for Halloween.

I’m not one to disappoint, so I whipped up these homemade costumes for my little cowpokes.


To say I am a novice with a sewing machine is an understatement, still I managed to hand draw the patterns and sew these simple costumes in just a few hours time. The chaps were too big (I was planning to fringe the sides, but ran out of time) so we just left them at home.

The littlest cowgirl


I used brown & white pleather (I guess that’s what it is, it has the soft fuzzy underside) that I found in the clearance aisle of the fabric store, some star buttons and some soft suede as an accent. I added pockets for fun & gave the cowgirl some fringe for more flair. I used a box style vest for him & a more rounded version for her (and the baby too – sorry I don’t have any pics of him in his – he was asleep)

Doing a Jig

As you can see, the kids LOVED their costumes & jumped at the chance to put on a little square dance for the senior citizens at our local Fall Fest. If you’d like to know more about how I made these, just let me know and I’ll do my best to step you through it.


Stacy is seeing the world in a whole new way – through the eyes of her children. She writes about the little things, the big things and all the “stuff” in between at Kids Stuff World.

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