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Best Doc Holliday Halloween Costume Guide
Doc Holliday is a tough-talking gunman and gambler played by Val Kilmer in the 1993 film Tombstone. In real life, John Henry “Doc” Holliday was a friend of the iconic frontier man Wyatt Earp. Holiday was ultimately deputized as a lawman in the town of Tombstone and helped the Earp brothers defend the town against a gang of cowboys in the historic gunfight at the OK Corral. Kilmer’s portrayal of Doc Holliday in Tombstone stays pretty close to the true story of Holliday, though the film and characters are embellished for dramatic effect. Get the look of the quick-drawing cowboy with this Doc Holliday costume guide.
Transform yourself by cosplaying Doc Holliday, a key character in frontier history, by wearing a Trench Coat, Victorian Collar Dress Shirt, Satin Floral Puff Tie, Gun Holster, Red Vest, Cowboy Boots, Pinned Stripe Pants, Mustache Stickers, and a trusty Cowboy Hat.
Doc Holliday Cosplay Costumes
Who doesn’t love dressing up as characters from the Wild West? Great western movies are littered with memorable characters, and the 1993 movie Tombstone is just one example. Maybe you have a Western-themed costume party to attend or would just like to cosplay a historical character. Doc Holliday was the well-dressed, yet cocky cowboy who routinely drank too much alcohol. Gear up with traditional cowboy attire and head over to the OK Corral.
You could team up with your own crew, The Earp brothers–Wyatt Earp, Virgil Earp, and Morgan Earp. These frontier characters should be fun to cosplay. You and your friends will have a great time dressed as these legendary gunslingers of the Wild West. If you and your friends get a posse together and dress as your favorite Tombstone characters, we’d love to see!
About Doc Holliday
John Henry “Doc” Holliday was a real-life gunslinger, gambler, and lawman from the 1800’s. He has been the subject of various portrayals in books, television, and films throughout history. However, one of the most popular portrayals has been Van Kilmer in the 1993 film Tombstone. In the film, we meet Doc Holliday who is living in the city of Tombstone, Arizona when his old friend Wyatt Earp comes to town. Along with his brothers Morgan and Virgil, Wyatt Earp is looking to put his days as a gunslinger behind him and settle down in Tombstone.
It isn’t long before a group of outlaws called The Cowboys begin to cause trouble. Doc Holliday is drawn into the conflict with the Earp brothers. The conflict culminates in the famous gunfight at the OK Corral, a historic confrontation in Western history. While not the lead character, critics suggest Val Kilmer stole many of the scenes in Tombstone with his portrayal of Doc Holliday.