Have you ever made your pirate costume?

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  1. cpdrn7

    cpdrn7 Mouseketeer

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    I have been looking on line for a while now and just cant seem to justify the
    price tag. I was wondering if it that hard or costly to just go out and make my own.
    Anyone try this? Success pictures?
     
  2. Mickey527

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    My son bought a really nice costume from Oriental Trader for about $25 that he used today for a promotion they were doing at his Trader Joe's store. It didn't come with a hat but I found one in Clearwater at a costume shop for $7. I also bought boot covers at the costume store for $20. because the costume ones were cheap looking.
    I am going to make a pirate costume for my grandson this Halloween. I checked out the patterns and can't justify paying $16.95 for a pattern so I found a See & Sew pajama pattern that is basicaly the same shape and bought it for $2.99.
    I am making him a pair of black pants and a long sleeve jacket and he will wear a t-shirt underneath. I also bought some red fabric to make a sash belt.
    The PJ pattern I bought has elastic waist pants and a V-neck long sleeve top that buttons down the front. I am going to make the top longer so he can belt it and it will look like a jacket with the sash around his belt. I found some cute skull and crossbones fabric that has a black background with white skull and some red scarfs on the skull heads.
    I am going to look in Salvation army or Goodwill for a long sleeve shirt but but if I can't find any I will just let him wear the long sleeve t-shirt and make a frilly thing to attach to the front and some frills for the bottom of the sleeve. I think this will be easier.
    I bought a kids hat from a store in Clearwater Beach when I was there last week.
     
  3. snarlingcoyote

    snarlingcoyote <font color=blue>I know people who live in really

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    I have an all purpose wench costume: A drawstring peasant blouse worn under a black wenchy corset with an old brown prairie skirt. That's my basic wench costume.

    For pirate I add a pair of little black lace up boots (they work well for playing fairy, witch or pirate), then I wear some heavy old Afghan jewelery around my neck, paired with big gold hoops in my ears. I curl my hair and tease it out, then put in a bright bandana. If it's hot out, I throw on a brightly colored shawl. If it's cooler, I have an old military style jacket with buttons missing and lots and lots of wear.

    Add a pewter mug or a fake sword and I'm ready to go. I might add a hat this year if I do pirate though. . .
     
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  5. sameyeyam

    sameyeyam <font color=royalblue>Cancer didn't take my life,

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    Yes, red or black sweat pants, a striped red & white or black & white shirt and hat and accessories from Dollar Tree. Old handkerchief I found in DH's dresser. Got the sweat pants and striped shirts at Target.:thumbsup2 Plus the added bonus, pants and shirt are wearable afterwards and not once have I been mistaken for a pirate without the accessories.;)
     
  6. jasmom

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    I made my son a pirate costume last halloween. He had jeans with the knee out of one leg. I cut it off at the knee and I cut the other leg a little longer, then I fraid (spelling) and tore them a bit. He had a white shirt that was looking old. I ripped it up a little and made it look dirty with a brown crayon. He wore a bandana on his head that I got at the dollar store with a skull and cross bones on it and a toy sword in a loop on the jeans. He is going to wear it this year at MNSSHP. He also had an aya patch. I am going to make the rest of the family a pirat costume too.(my DH just doesn't know yet)
     
  7. LisaG

    LisaG Earning My Ears

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    Take an old pair of black knit/yoga pants and make a jagged egde around the bottom of each leg. Pair with a striped t-shirt and a sash around the hip area. Add a bandana on your head and big hoop earrings. This is what the CMs did on a Halloween Disney Cruise I took in 2004. They were all dressed like this and it was easy and effective.
     
  8. skip323

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    Yes... dd wanted to be a pirate last year. We purchased black sweats from Target (sale..maybe $3.00). We also purchased a fake sword. Then we went to goodwill and found a dress shirt with a front that had large, layered ruffles in the women's section. We belted that and then added on a men's dress vest (also purchased at goodwill). Put a bandana on her head. It was a really cool costume!! I don't think I have pics but if I find one I will post it!
     
  9. rcraw45425

    rcraw45425 <font color=darkorchid>I'm a 43 year old mom with

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    I made DDs pirate costume for the Halloween party in '06:

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  10. buzz5985

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    Awesome job!!!

    Before POTC, we went to WDW during the Halloween Party. I went to Salvation army and bought DH and DS kaki pants, which we ripped at the knees, found a shirt for DS (was for girls) with bell bottomed sleeves, puckered cotton shirt, a vest, same for DH used rope for a belt, put neckerchiefs on their heads, and eye patches. Had a blast.
     
  11. DawnM

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    I made my boys pirate costumes a couple of years ago and they still wear them for play.

    I really need to learn how to post pics....I have been somewhat successful but they come out really tiny. I need to try again.

    Anyway, it was pretty easy. I made a sash from red material......a long 6" wide sewn up strait edge and turned inside out. They put it on their waist and tie it at the end. I made the same material into a bandana. Then I took a felt black material and cut a vest.....I only sewed the seams, not around the edges....it actually looked really cool after a wash....it didn't fray, but it looked kind of jagged, rustic.

    I had them wear black pants and carry a sword.

    One thing I did, that I realize many can't do (and you certainly don't need it) is I have a sewing machine that embroiders, so I embroidered some pirate things on their costumes.

    Dawn
     
  12. SaraMc

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    I made one for DH after pirates 1 came out in theatres. It took me a while, but I found a pattern for a naval captian and went from there. I found some discounted red cordory and made the jacket out of that and then washed the material in dilouted brown dye to make it look dirty. I actually found a shirt at a store ( old navy I think) that was a women's blouse that had a neck that tied up with a leather string, bought it as big as possible for him and cut up the sleeves to loose the poofy look it had and make it look more like a pirate. The pattern had several types of pants but we went for the pants that go to your knee and I just used a brown cotton, very simple with an elastic waist.
    Now, we used three diffrent belts and a woman's scarf around his waist and he actually has a sword so we attached that.
    He wore a kilt to our wedding so he wore is kilt socks with his costume and we found some old shoes and we made them look more worn from a second hand store. He wore a wig and we added beads and bones to it with a headband like captian jack... some black eyeliner, brown eyeshadow all over to make him dirty looking.
    He also had a goatee at the time and he grew it a bit so we could add beads to it...

    the hardest thing for me to sew was the jacket. I was ok till I got to the cuffs on the sleeves.
    It took a few weeks but it looked great.

    Im looking for a photo, but that was before we went digital...
     
  13. Nette

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    Here's ours from 06. I just went to goodwill and found black floppy pants and white frilly shirts and accessories. Super cheap I think all three costumes were about $15

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    Actually DH's "vest" was a button down suede-like shirt that I cut the sleeves off. :)
     
  14. Plantlady

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    Here are my boys from a couple halloween's ago. I made these costumes.

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  15. cpdrn7

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    Oh, these are such good ideas...please keep them coming. I think I am going to the Salvation Army tomorrow and see what I can find. It is awesome for me to see the pictures! Thanks so much!!
     
  16. IMALOVNDISNEY

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    This is what we did as well. I went to Goodwill and Salvation Army on 1/2 off days and outfitted 9 people. Plus, add a few accessories from home or Walmart. The entire thing cost less than $25.00 for all of us. And I have to say we looked good. We got several comments at the MNSSHP.
     
  17. princessmom29

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    I bought the petti under this at the disney store, got the tights and shoes at walmart, we had the tiara from Libby Lu, and I made the rest.
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  18. Debbie-TN

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    This is my Captain Jack Sparrow costume from 2 years ago. I made every piece of it, even ordered dreds and added them to store bought wig. The only thing I didn't made was the compass, sword, and pistol. I even made the facial hair. I never had so much fun making and wearing a costume. It was a lot of work, but so worth it. It took a long time to figure out that it was me(see the real me in my avatar).

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