Video games have added increasingly more interesting characters to cosplay. Overwatch is no exception to the assortment of characters to emulate. One character, in particular, is the bounty hunter McCree. With a look as distinct as his, you have to be a very committed cosplayer to pull it together. Lucky for you, this complete costume guide lists every piece it will take to outfit yourself with McCree’s outlaw costume. We’ve managed to pare it down to just 13 pieces.
These are the best items to pull off McCree’s style. Begin with a Cowboy Hat and faux Puff Cigar. Then, suit up in a Brown Shirt, Brown Pants, and a pair of Brown Leather Chaps. Add a McCree-like Red Wrap Shawl Flannel Scarf and a pair of Robotic Latex Hand Gloves and Brown Leather Gloves…one for each hand. Accessorize the outfit with Gold Breast Plate Armor combined with a Belt, Gun Holster, and Fake Revolver. Then, finish this look with some Cowboy Boots and Boot Spurs.
Despite the number of pieces you’ll need to pull off a decent McCree cosplay, there are definitely ways to cut corners and cost and still come up with an impressive costume. If we just focused on the main components of his outfit, they can primarily be found in a local costume shop. These items would include his cowboy hat, golden armor, gloves, and, of course, colt 45. There are small pieces, and if they can’t be purchased as a set, individually they won’t add up to as much cost as you would think.
His red poncho can be mirrored using a red throw blanket or length of red material. The faux cigar is an inexpensive touch that will really help sell your look. The remainder of his outfit can be kept simple with brown pants and boots. The spurs are definitely not essential. For group cosplay, you can bring in other players like Genji, Pharah, or Reaper. Check out the featured cosplay pictures for even more ideas. We welcome your pics as well!
Jesse McCree is a cigar-smoking outlaw with deadly expert marksmanship from the video game Overwatch. After being busted for trafficking military grade weapons, he was given the choice between losing his peacekeeper revolver, left to languish in a maximum security prison and Overwatch’s covert ops division known as Blackwatch. He chose his weapon and the option with less red tape. Known for his skill and resourcefulness, he was an asset while the group’s influence flourished.
Initially skeptical about the impact he would have, achieving marginal success, McCree began to believe in his own redemption. He believed he could make amends for his past transgressions by correcting current injustices in the world. When infighting began tearing the down the organization, McCree went underground. He resurfaced a few years later as a gunman for hire. Despite being largely sought after by parties big and small, McCree will only take on causes he believes in.