Howdy y'all! Y'know, subconsciously, this post has been months in the making. I’ll be honest—from here on out I’m pretty sure my life will consist solely of inventing new reasons to bring up Red Dead Redeption, a Rockstar game which first captured my heart several years ago. Today’s excuse? It’d be my honor to present the closest thing to a real-life John Marston that we could ever hope for, here on this week's Cowboy Cosplay Corner. Ah, it’s all coming back to me now. The characters. The story. The music. That environment! Sounds of wild beasts carrying across a sun-baked plain. If blubbering like a baby didn’t go against everything that is good and manly and cowboy-like, I think I might shed a single tear.
Buffalo Bill, aged 19, 1865 William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman. He was born in the Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), in LeClaire but lived several years in Canada before his family moved to the Kansas Territory. Buffalo Bill received the Medal of Honor in 1872 for service to the US Army as a scout. One of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, Buffalo Bill became famous for the shows he organized with cowboy themes, which he toured in Great Britain and Europe as well as the United States.