Pirates Attire, Clothing and Costumes

Well me friends, without proper pirate attire you may find yourself walkin' the plank! Arr! Here's some tips for pulling a pirate costume together, without having to rob too much from you're pocket book.

Eye Patch
Dress in layers of natural fibers such as cotton, linens. leather, and a rich pirate may wear a silk scarf
Hat, or other dressing such as a sash or bandana tied around the forehead
Think; "Johnny Depp" style
Watch Pirates of the Caribbean or other pirate movie for costume ideas
Find a stuffed parrot or other bird to wear on your shoulder attached to a chain
Chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil hung in fish net bag from belt or purse
Treasure chest filled with cheap jewelry
Long beads or chains worn around the neck
Earrings - Large hoop style or long dangling style
Hair pulled back or wear a wig in an untamed style, preferably a long length
Grease your hair - lol. Easy to do by adding a heavy conditioner or hair gel product
Large bellowy sleeves with cuffs or ruffles
Ruffles around the neck or down the front of a shirt
Loose fitting pants which hang just below the knees
Leotards or tights
Leather or faux leather boots
Sash tied around the waist and or around the head
Sword
Musket
Hook
Treasure bag for all your plundering of candy
Eyeliner thick and heavy around the eyes. Johnny Depp wore it well, didn't he?
Braided hair
Faux tattoos unless you already sport the real thing
Flask or other type of bottle to hang from your belt loops
Small bag or purse (yes, the guys wore those too) worn around your neck or shoulder
Heavy belt or chains for around the waist
Hankerchief hanging out of a pocket
Dress your dog too!
Place a stuffed parrot on your shoulder
Attach a real parrot to your shoulder with a leash
Unkempt style in general
Have fun, be safe and try to be a nice pirate (I know, "nice pirate" is an oxymoron)

Here are some links with photos to help provide further ideas:
Johnny Depp Impersonator

Several Pirates and a Pirate Ship of Some Sort Here

Illustration of a Pirate from the Late 1800's

A Pirate Booty Snack to Munch on While You Sport Your Pirate Costume

Yosemite Sam as Captain Hareblower Sporting His Costume


No comments: