Wyatt Earp Costume

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by gpghosts, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. gpghosts

    gpghosts Well-Known Member

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    im looking to make the costume Kurt Russel Wore in the movie tombstone
     
  2. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I recently found a site that sells the hats AND the costs ( think the vests too) and they look fantastic. I have it saved at home. I'll post the link for you later.
     
  3. SmilingOtter

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  4. gpghosts

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    cool guys
     
  5. Funky

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  6. gpghosts

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    thats more accurate now all i need is a hat,shirt,pants i think some black dress pants will work and a deputy us marshal badge
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  7. useful idiot

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    Are their Vader helmets actually pulled off an original mold? If not, are they the accuarate size?
     
  8. PlanoJedi

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    Finally, Something I consider myself an expert on... :) I did a Johnny Ringo outfit for halloween last year to compliment my buddy's Wyatt get-up. I'll post pics if you want.

    There is a company called Wah Maker that made all the clothing in Tombstone. They do period western clothing based on paterns and styles that were used in the late 1800's. These are all "off the shelf" items like the frock coats in Funky's and Otter's links. Start with them for your shirts($40-$60), waistcoats ($40-$60), frock ($150) and/or rifle coats($180). You will need a cravat/puff tie/string tie and pin, watch chain. All of this can be gotten at off ebay or at select western clothing stores. It's nice to have the Buntline pistol with the 10" barrel, but you won't find a non-firing replica. You can pick up a Denix replica of a Colt SAA with a 7-1/2" barrel for around $50 and grab a replica of the grip plate off ebay for a few bucks. It will work in a pinch. The gun belt/holster will set you back for a nice rig, but you can find cheaper stuff off ebay and places like Sportsman's Guide / Bass Pro Shops / Cabella's. If you want to drop the cash, Cimarron arms makes a firing replica. You can find an assortment of badges on ebay, but I have not found one that's exact. Maybe a project for the board? You'll need the hat for the proper look as well. It appears to be a 5" brim with a bound edge. These will set you back also, about $125-$150. Don't forget boots and spurs. Tall top square-toe boots were the norm back in the day. The spurs used were a mexican spur with large rowels but anything will do as long as they have the jingle-bobs. I can give you numerous links for any of these. Let me know what you want and I'll post what I can.

    PJ
     
  9. gpghosts

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    post what ever you can
     
  10. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    PJ, I would defintiely like to talk to you more about your Ringo costume as I have been studying that costume and while it appears that Wah-Maker has virtually all of the pieces seen in the movie, the movie versions seem slightly different than what is available. Still, I'd love to get all the info you have on it.
     
  11. PlanoJedi

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    Yes, Wah Maker is the place to go for all the soft goods. They are a company that re-enactors use, it's what the film makers chose as the wear for the movie. The problem is that styles have changed and it appears some are not available any longer.

    Here are two pics of my bud's Wyatt costume. The hat is not correct, he used his everyday hat. It was too late in the game (and the wallet) to get a "correct" one.

    http://home.comcast.net/~kevin.johnson1/pics/WYATT1.JPG
    http://home.comcast.net/~kevin.johnson1/pics/WYATT2.JPG

    I bought my Ringo rig from a custom leather maker who did an awesome job at recreating it. I dropped a nickle plated DenixSAA replica with the grips painted Ivory in it and of course learned the Latin and the gun-play. :)

    We won 1st at one contest and 2nd at another. I'll get dressed up and take a couple tonight if I can.

    Both of you can drop me email at chromewhore@pinballrebel.com if you'd like.

    PJ
     
  12. SmilingOtter

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    By all means, I'd love to see the Ringo outfit.
     
  13. PlanoJedi

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    I'll start a new thread showing my Ringo outfit.
     
  14. gpghosts

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    very nice
     
  15. docholl

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    Actually, for the film Tombstone, the mens suits and the finer womens dresses were tailor made in England. The cowboy clothing was made in the USA, some of it brought to the set by the extras who wore them. I do agree that Wah Maker offers some of the best off the rack authentic western gear.
     
  16. gpghosts

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    well as long as its close enough and people know who i am
     
  17. PlanoJedi

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  19. PlanoJedi

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    Great find... thanks for posting. I'm going to have to get one of their "Doc" hats. Yep, I feel a DOC costume coming on.

    PJ
     
  20. gpghosts

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    remember poker is an honest trade
     
  21. Dr. J

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH. I've been looking for the Josey Wales hat for years. AND It's on sale. :D
     
  22. gpghosts

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    nice were can i get the spur strap and the tie and dose any one have a hi res image of the badge another thing im looking for is the cup that doc holiday drank from
     
  23. PlanoJedi

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    Look on ebay for the spur straps and tie. The Straps should be the one piece type with no buckles. This was the norm back in the day. The tie is what is known as a "puff tie". You will need a pin to hold it correctly. I've used a larg earring before, but recently purchased a cravat pin to do the job, also from ebay.

    I have not found a badge that is a movie replica so if you do, please post a link.

    The Holliday cup is also an ellusive thing. Ive seen plenty of tin cups that look similar but have no handle. Maybe we can all decide on a way to replicate that tool.

    PJ
     
  24. TD5422

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    the spur straps should be easy to make, I believe when he "cut" Ike, you can see buckels.
     
  25. PlanoJedi

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    If you look, you will see there are no buckles, but there is a concho. Back then the straps were mostly made of one piece of leather with no fastener or buckle. One simply used the correct hole for sizing. This way if the strap failed, the cowboy could make another very easily.

    There is a set on ebay that shows how they looked:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Hand-Tooled-Buckaroo-G...1QQcmdZViewItem

    Or look at mine (minus the concho):
    http://home.comcast.net/~kevin.johnson1/pics/DSCF0005.JPG
    http://home.comcast.net/~kevin.johnson1/pics/DSCF0016.JPG
     
  26. gpghosts

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    well heres a badge that i thinks is the right one one of the two should be the right one

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  27. PlanoJedi

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    I stand corrected, there is a buckle on Wyatt's spurs...his were kind of a mix of the two types. Here a couple of shots:
    http://home.comcast.net/~kevin.johnson1/pics/wyattspur1.jpg
    http://home.comcast.net/~kevin.johnson1/pics/wyattspur2.jpg

    Here is a screen cap of Wyatt's badge from the movie:
    http://home.comcast.net/~kevin.johnson1/pics/badge.jpg

    pj
     
  28. gpghosts

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    well then your no daisy your no daisy at all
     
  29. PlanoJedi

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    "My hipocracy opnly goes so far"
     
  30. gpghosts

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    All right lets finish this
     
  31. Funky

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    Can someone post a good screencap of Wyatt's belt holster/rig?
     
  32. PlanoJedi

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    Funky: I'll look into it tonight. He wore a couple of different rigs in the movie. At first it was a single holster on the right side with the 10" Buntline. Later he wore two belts like Curley Bill with two right handed holsters, with one on the left side. this way he always used his right arm but had two available weapons, drawing the left one with his right hand. The one on the left faced backward, like a crossdraw, but hanging straight down. You can see him holster the Buntline in the left holster after Ringo and Doc's showdown.

    PJ
     

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