Red Dead Redemption Outfits Guide

In Red Dead Redemption, there are a total of thirteen outfits (not counting the PS3 exclusive) that John Marston can wear.

Acquiring these outfits will take some time as there are certain conditions that are needed to met before it can be unlocked or purchased. It’s possible to get all of them but it will require a little patience as some will take hours to get. Some outfits are easy to unlock, while others will require you to do a lot of things. Each of the outfits in Red Dead Redemption will have its own benefits while Marston is wearing them.

Below is the complete guide for Red Dead Redemption’s Outfits. If typos and errors are found, please leave us a comment and we’ll fix it right away. Thank you for your support!

UPDATE: We now listed the scraps for certain outfits in the game. Enjoy!


Cowboy Outfit
Default Outfit of Marston.
Benefit: Nothing. Regular outfit for Marston.

Gentleman’s Attire
Join the Rockstar Social Club
Benefit: Play high stakes Poker games in Black Water.

Elegant Suit
Purchase the suit from the tailor in Thieves’ Landing.
Benefit: Allows you to cheat when playing Poker.

Duster Coat
Reach the “Peacemaker” Honor Rank.
Benefit: Protects Marston from the Trail Dust.

Mexican Poncho
Purchase any safe house in Mexico for $150.
Benefit: Nothing.

US Marshall Uniform
Infiltrate all US Gang hideouts in 1 day (in-game). Cannot be done until the mission, “The Last Enemy That Shall Be Destroyed” is completed.
Benefit: US Law or Marshals will not pursue you.

Rancher Clothing
Complete the mission, “The Outlaw’s Return”.
Benefit: Makes him look like a real rancher.

Legend of the West
Complete all of the challenges; Survivalist, Treasure Hunter, Sharpshooter, and Master Hunter.
Benefit: Increased Dead Eye ability.

Bureau Uniform
Get 100% completion.
Benefit: No one can touch you. Basically invincible to what Marston do.

Bollard Twins Outfit
Kill a Bollard Twin gang member and do the tasks required that can be found in the Outfit Menu.
Benefit: In the eyes of Bollard Twins Gang, you’re a friend.

Scrap 1: Search Thieves’ Landing for the hidden scrap. (Search the warehouse where you rescued Shaky)
Scrap 2: Successfully complete a Nightwatch job at MacFarlane’s ranch
Scrap 3: Win at Horseshoes at MacFarlane’s ranch
Scrap 4: Claim a Bollard Twins Gang bounty alive
Scrap 5: Defend residents of Hennigen’s Stead from the Bollard Twin’s gang (random event)
Scrap 6: Purchase from the tailor in Thieves’ Landing

US Army Outfit
Complete the “An Appointment Time” mission and do the tasks required that can be found in the Outfit Menu.
Benefit: Nothing.
Scrap 1: Search Aurora basin for the hidden scrap. (Check inside the cabin on the small lake).
Scrap 2: Win at Arm Wrestling in the Pacific Union Railroad Camp
Scrap 3: Eliminate all other players in a game of Poker in Blackwater
Scrap 4: Complete the “Lights, Camera, Action” Stranger’s task
Scrap 5: Complete a Nightwatch job in Blackwater
Scrap 6: Purchase at the tailor in Blackwater.

Treasure Hunter Outfit
Kill a Treasure Hunter gang member to unlock the costume and do the tasks that are required which can be found in the Outfit Menu.
Benefit: In the eyes of a treasure hunter, you’re a friend.
Scrap 1: Search Silent Stead for the hidden scrap. (Check the chest in the abandoned house in Silent Stead).
Scrap 2: Successfully complete “California” Stranger’s task
Scrap 3: Make a profit playing Blackjack at Rathskeller Fork
Scrap 4: Claim a Treasure Hunter bounty alive
Scrap 5: Complete Gaptooth Breach Hideout
Scrap 6: Purchase at the tailor in Thieves’ Landing

Reyes’ Rebels Outfit
Complete the “An Appointed Time” mission and do the tasks required that can be found in the Outfit Menu.
Benefit: A disguise to make townspeople think you’re from the Reyes Rebels. Law in Mexico will not pursue you.
Scrap 1: Search Sepulcro (Open the chest inside the graveyard in Sepulcro)
Scrap 2: Complete the “Poppycock” Stranger’s task
Scrap 3: Complete a Horsebreaking job in Chuparosa
Scrap 4: Complete the “Love is the Opiate” Stranger’s task
Scrap 5: Win at Five Finger Fillet in Torquemada
Scrap 6: Purchase the general store in Escalera

Bandito Outfit
Defeat a Bandido gang member and do the tasks required that can be found in the Outfit Menu.
Benefit: In the eyes of the Banditos and Outlaws in Mexico, you’re a friend.
Scrap 1: Search Sidewinder Gulch (Find a chest inside a tent on a plateau in Sidewinder Gulch).
Scrap 2:Complete a Nightwatch job in Chuparosa
Scrap 3: Defeat all in players in a round of Liar’s Dice in Casa Madrugada
Scrap 4: Claim a Bandito bounty alive
Scrap 5: Defend the residents of Mexico from Bandito attacks
Scrap 6: Purchase at the general store in Chuparosa

Available via Pre-order from participating retail stores.

To unlock the Deadly Assassin mission; do the following requirements:

– Find a chest in Coot’s Chapel near Armadillo
– Complete Twin Rocks Hideout
– Capture or Kill Moe van Bar Bounty found in Armadillo.
– Win a Duel in Armadillo
– Complete the stranger mission; “American Appetites”.

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  1. you forgot one
    May 21, 2010, 11:42 AM

    You forgot the Deadly Assassin Outfit!

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  2. joker
    May 21, 2010, 2:52 PM

    are you blind or what he already stated how to get the deadly assassin outfit look again with your glasses on make sure you clean them. lol

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  3. Mih Tsurt (gamertag)
    May 21, 2010, 10:16 PM

    this really is not a guide. its a list of how to unlock the ability to have the ability to complete quest to get the costume/outfits. i have most of the already and some of the locations can be difficult to find do to possible action going on or the spread of the location marker. please for our sake do not post anything like this and call it a guide, its just makes you look dumb.

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  4. whiteboy
    May 21, 2010, 10:22 PM

    which one is worth the most time to aquire???

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  5. JaCobian91
    May 22, 2010, 1:21 AM

    I didn’t get any preorder stuff but my thing lists 14 outfits :o

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  6. red dead reject
    May 22, 2010, 6:47 PM

    It shows i downloaded the assassin outfit but its not appearing in my outfit list.I have 15 outfits, 1 for joining social club.If its there its as undiscovered outfit and shows no challenges.Any ideas?

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  7. fidsta
    May 24, 2010, 3:36 AM

    Hey Guys, I had a free downloadable assassin outfit with my game and when i entered the code it says unlocked but how do i access it. i’ve tried through costume, campsite and outfitters but i cant find it. is it just for ps3 i have an xbox.

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  8. Perry P
    May 25, 2010, 1:20 PM

    In the game there is two outfits with a long coat; The first is the duster coat which you get automatically. But what of the outfits posted above is the other long-coated outfit? I haven’t discovered it yet but i want it bad :P

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  9. red dead reject
    May 25, 2010, 7:02 PM

    @Perry P-the other long coat outfit is the legend of the west outfit,you unlock if you get rank 10 on all challenges.

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  10. Grody
    May 26, 2010, 10:38 PM

    Where’s the Walton Gang Outfit?

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  11. Calfzilla
    May 27, 2010, 9:12 PM

    I don’t think the original outfit has “no benefit”. I think that outfit actually doubles the max amount of repeater ammo. I’ve had upwards of 190 ammo for the repeater carbine and the winchester repeater, but if I switch to a different suit, it always goes down to 100.

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  12. I used many walkthroughs
    May 29, 2010, 4:50 PM

    No joke to complete this game I had to constntly look for tips and minute information like this but honestly every little piece of information helped, so I say thanks to the forum.

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  13. Kevin
    June 3, 2010, 6:10 AM

    I got all the Reyes’ Rebels Scraps except for the one I’m supposed to buy at the General Store in Escalera. When I get there, it says the item is unavailable for purchase. Is there a delay between the completion of the tasks and the final scrap’s availability at the General Store? Or is this possibly a glitch?

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  14. armonia
    June 13, 2010, 4:21 PM

    you forgot the waltons gang outfit

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  15. Eddie
    June 22, 2010, 11:30 AM

    can’t get the stranger mission “california” to come up, I finish the women and cattle like the guide said.

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  16. me
    July 4, 2010, 4:47 PM

    could anyone tell me how to get waltons gang outfit coz in the walkthrough book it just says defeat a waltons gang member……

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  17. john
    July 8, 2010, 3:02 AM

    ive attained rank 10 in all four challenges no legend of the west outfit why ne1??????

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  18. nemesis
    August 13, 2010, 1:05 AM

    anyone notice that there a costume for being honorable but not the other way around?

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  19. bob
    August 14, 2010, 7:41 PM

    ur all giant poo sniffs

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  20. Dante007
    September 4, 2010, 8:35 AM

    i can’t change outfits anymore… at any point can I resume this ability?

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  21. JBEST
    December 27, 2010, 1:29 AM

    I looked in chest in coot’s chapel but nothing happpened.

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  22. JBEST
    December 27, 2010, 1:34 AM

    I looked in the chest at Coot’s Chapel, but nothing happened. Im looking for the Deadly Assassin outfit.

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  23. Jessie
    January 16, 2011, 11:32 PM

    @Jbest; you have to of pre-ordered the game to get it. If you did, then I’m not sure what the issue could be. If you didn’t, you can’t get it.

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  24. your mum
    November 2, 2011, 5:04 AM

    You guys have NOT put the savvy hunters outfit or the savvy merchant outfit on the list

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  25. Muffin
    March 17, 2013, 2:58 AM

    May be a different mission,, but I’m pretty sure US army outfit should read “Appointed” not “Appointment” :)

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