Easy DIY Cowgirl Costume

Sara Eberle
Sept. 27, 2012

As part of the Care.com Halloween costume series, get quick steps to turn your little girl into a character from the Wild West, or um, Toy Story!

Giddy up for one of the cutest costumes in town. With a few pieces of clothing you probably have at home, and a few accessories (pig tails or side braids would be adorable!) your little girl will be a regular wrangler.


  • Blue skinny jeans or blue tulle skirt
  • Red leggings (if using skirt)
  • White blouse
  • Brown or black Vest (can be made from a t-shirt. Learn how
  • Cowboy boots
  • Cowboy hat
  • Red bandana
  • Glitter makeup (optional)

Step 1: Divide hair into two pony tails. Leave as ponies or braid.

Step 2: Put on glitter makeup.

Step 3: Put on outfit: jeans or skirt with leggings, shirt, vest, boots, and hat.

Step 4: Fold red banana into a triangle and tie loosely around neck with pointy end facing down. Yeehaw!

For more costume ideas, check out these 48 Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas in 4 Steps or Less.

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