Do you like horses, or do you simply spend way too much time at the track? Celebrate the great sport of horse racing by dressing up as a jockey this Halloween. It's actually pretty easy to put together a costume:
You're going to need some riding pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and some high riding boots. You can buy a pre-made Halloween costume from a store that provides some of these elements, but you can just as easily come up with them yourself without too much trouble.
For example, for the shirt, you can find a long-sleeved rash guard at any clothing store. If you're really strapped for cash, you can even look through second-hand store racks for something suitable. As far as the pants go, any white, stretchy pants should work fine, especially if they have a colored line down the side of the leg.
Riding boots are a little harder, since real ones can be expensive, but if you don't mind looking a little inauthentic, you might be able to substitute rubber rain boots if they are tight enough.
Naturally a jockey will need his specialized hat, but you can put on a plain baseball cap and it might work. If it looks too much like a standard ball cap, you can modify it to make it look more like signature jockey headgear. Just make sure it matches the outfit.
If you don't have a real horse, then a hobby horse is a good substitute. You could also convince one of your friends to be the horse, but good luck getting him to agree to let you ride! Don't forget your riding crop, either. You can find these at most adult stores. Ready to ride off into the sunset...or at least down the track? Wear an awesome jockey costume this Halloween and let your friends bet against the odds!
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