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Daniel Plainview from There Will Be Blood

Daniel Plainview (played by Daniel Day-Lewis) is not what you would call a nice guy. And that’s not at all surprising given that he’s based of a real-life oil tycoon. The wild west was, well, wild. And the oil tycoons were some of the roughest of all. A fact Daniel Day-Lewis doesn’t let the audience forget!

Amassing the wealth of an oil baron isn’t exactly easy. And I wouldn’t recommend running around a convention acting like Plainview. But you can copy his look pretty easily! Start with a brown felt hat and a good pair of brown boots. Add those to a brown three-piece suit and a white button down shirt. Finish off the look with a pocket watch on a chain and you’re ready for your own wild west adventure.

Bill the Butcher

In Gangs of New York, Bill the Butcher (Daniel Day-Lewis) is the nickname of William Cutting, a ruthless 1860s gang leader and political kingmaker who uses his collection of knives to settle his debates. For the brown skullcap, you’ll want to trim the ear flaps of the aviator hat to match the shape.