How to Make a Canadian Mountie Costume for a Child

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Things You'll Need

  • Red long-sleeved cotton T-shirt
  • 6 gold buttons
  • Black long sleeved, cotton T-shirt
  • White or yellow 2-inch ribbon
  • Black slacks
  • Black leather boots
  • Brown or black cowboy hat

If your looking for a great last-minute costume for your child, then "Stop in the name of the law!" Whether you're making a costume for trick-or-treating or for a school costume party, a Canadian Mountie costume is a cute, inexpensive costume to make on short notice. With just a few items out of your child's closet, you can transform your child into a Canadian Mounted Police Authority.

Cut the sleeves of an red, long-sleeved cotton T-shirt to ¾ length. Cut sleeves at an angle from the elbow to middle of the forearm. Cut a 4-inch section out of the collar. Add four gold buttons down the center of the shirt to give it the appearance of a jacket. Add two gold buttons to the sleeves of black long sleeved T-shirt. Layer the red shirt over the black shirt.

Stitch a 2-inch wide strip of leather to the right shoulder of the red T-shirt at the seam. A leather belt would suffice if a leather strips are not available. Stretch the leather across the chest and stitch at the waist line on the left side of the T-shirt.

Stitch a 2-inch strip of white or yellow ribbon to both outer seams of a pair of black slacks.

Add a black leather belt worn over the red T-shirt to the costume. Finish with a black or brown cowboy hat and a black pair of leather boots with the slacks tucked down into the boots.

About the Author

Lacey Dixon has been writing professionally since 2005. She writes and edits newsletters for her family's wild-bird business in London, Ky. Dixon holds a Bachelor of Arts in insurance and risk management from Eastern Kentucky University.

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