The ultimate cowboy fancy dress has to be a Wyatt Earp costume based on Kurt Russell’s portrayal of the famous cowboy in the movie, Tombstone. A Wyatt Earp costume is the perfect historically accurate cowboy costume and is surprisingly easy to make yourself.
Wyatt Earp Costume – Tombstone
To make your own homemade Wyatt Earp you will need to dress mainly in black. You will likely have to buy a few items of clothing to achieve the correct style of the wild west. Here is a complete list of everything you will need to make your own Wyatt Earp costume from the movie, Tombstone.
Wyatt Earp Coat
|The first item of clothing you will need to make your own homemade Wyatt Earp costume is a coat.
This coat should have a western style to it meaning it should be long and black. It is possible to buy wild west style coats that will be perfect for a Wyatt Earp costume.
Wyatt Earp Vest
|A formal style vest is essential for your Wyatt Earp costume.
This should be a vest which has a western style and is black. The vest should be worn fastened at the front.
Wyatt Earp Shirt
|A white formal shirt is required to make your own Wyatt Earp costume.
If you use a standard formal white shirt you will need to make sure the collar is folded with the edges next to the necktie are ironed up.
Wyatt Earp Necktie
|In the era of the wild west neckties had a very different style to what we are used to in modern times.
It is possible to buy replicas of the neckties worn in the wild west era. The most important attribute here is that the necktie is black.
Wyatt Earp Pants
|Keeping with the style of the wild west you will need a pair of black pants for your Wyatt Earp costume.
You have the option of using a pair of black formal pants or a pair of black jeans.
Wyatt Earp Boots
|Since your Wyatt Earp costume is actually a historically accurate cowboy fancy dress you will certainly need a pair of cowboy boots.
Ideally, you should choose a pair of black cowboy boots as this is the color Kurt Russell wears in the Tombstone movie.
Wyatt Earp Hat
|Another essential item of clothing you will need for this Tombstone costume is a cowboy hat.
You should look for a black cowboy hat with a flat rim around it rather than a cowboy hat with a curved rim. However, both will look good with this costume.
Wyatt Earp Watch and Chain
|In the movie, and most certainly in real life, Wyatt Earp is seen wearing a pocket watch on a chain.
The chain should be fastened to your vest and should be placed in the right vest pocket.
Wyatt Earp Holster
|A western style gun holster will be needed for this Wyatt Earp fancy dress.
You should find it quite easy to buy a western style gun holster which will look awesome when used for this costume.
Wyatt Earp Gun
|No cowboy costume would ever be complete without a gun.
It is known that Wyatt Earp used a Colt .45-caliber revolver. What we would recommend here is using either a toy or airsoft gun that looks like the Colt .45 that Wyatt Earp used.
Wyatt Earp Sheriff Badge
|A sheriff’s bade will be needed for this Tombstone costume.
This should be worn on the vest you will be wearing on the left breast.
Wyatt Earp Mustache
|You will certainly need a mustache for this cowboy costume.
Here you have the option of actually growing a wild west mustache or using a fake mustache.
Wyatt Earp Complete Costume
|Some people may not have the time to make their own Wyatt Earp costume or may simply prefer to buy a ready made version of this fancy dress.
There are several readymade Wyatt Earp costume products available.
See more Tombstone costumes here.