How to Make a Mountie Costume

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How to Make a Mountie Costume
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are a unique idea for a Halloween costume. (Mounted police image by Peter Helin from

The Canadian mounted police, often referred to as "Mounties," are a meaningful cultural icon with a significant role in Canadian history. If you're looking for a unique, entertaining costume for Halloween, dressing as a Mountie is sure to get a lot of attention. While you can find a pre-made Mountie costume online or in a costume shop, it is not too difficult to put together a Mountie costume of your own.

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    Wear a red high collared tunic. If you cannot find a red tunic, a red button up shirt can serve as a suitable alternative. Wrap a Sam Browne belt or another type of thick black or brown belt around your waist. To make the costume a more authentic, use fabric glue to adorn the shoulders of the top with strips of black fabric.

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    Look for navy blue breeches with a yellow stripe down the leg for the most authentic Mountie costume. Wearing dark jodpers or riding trousers will also make you a convincing Mountie. If riding trousers are not your style, any sort of dark trousers will suffice.

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    Slide on some dark brown riding boots. While Mounties wear riding boots, dark coloured boots of any sort will look close enough.

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    Top it of with a hat. The Mountie look isn't complete without a brown Stetson or a wide, flat brimmed hat. Stick a gold medallion on the front of the hat to make your costume even more convincing.

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    Remember to add a horse to your outfit. If you feel like making your costume more "authentic" and a little quirky, bring along an equine companion. Carry a hobby horse or a horse stuffed will give the costume a comical feel, while reminding everyone that you are a proud member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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