Wanna Look Like a Pirate?  Here’s What You Need!

Wanna Look Like a Pirate? Here’s What You Need!

Creating a pirate costume from items around your house can be both fun and budget-friendly! Here are some ideas for DIY pirate costume elements using everyday household items:

  • Bandana or Scarf: Use a bandana or scarf as a headwrap or to tie around your waist as a sash.
  • Striped Shirt: A striped shirt, preferably in black and white or red and white, can serve as the base for your pirate ensemble.
  • Vest or Jacket: If you have a black or dark-colored vest or jacket, you can wear it over your shirt to add a touch of pirate flair.
  • Belts: Layer several belts around your waist or across your chest to create a rugged, pirate-inspired look. 
  • Boots or Boot Covers: If you have tall boots, those are perfect for a pirate costume. Alternatively, you can create boot covers using black fabric or felt to wear over shoes.
  • Jewelry: Layer on gold or silver jewelry, such as hoop earrings, necklaces, or rings, to add a touch of pirate treasure to your costume.
  • Eye Patch: Cut a small square of black fabric or felt and attach it to a piece of elastic or string to create an eye patch. Alternatively, you can use a black headband or ribbon to secure it in place.
  • Sword or Dagger: Use cardboard or foam board to create a sword or dagger. Cut out the desired shape, paint it silver or gold, and add details with black marker for a realistic finish.
  • Accessorize: Add finishing touches with items like a compass, telescope (use the map and riddle tube from your kit), or a stuffed parrot perched on your shoulder.

Remember, the key to a great DIY pirate costume is creativity and imagination! Mix and match these household items to create a unique and authentic pirate look that's perfect for your next adventure on the high seas.

Too busy for creating your pirate ensemble?  Check out this list of pirate attire finds!



Little Girls Pirate Costume

Little Boys Pirate Costume

Big Girls Pirate Costume

Big Boys Pirate Costume



Womens Pirate Costume

Mens Pirate Costume


Other fun Items!

Pirate Ring

Octopus Earrings

Octopus Ring

Shoulder Parrot

Pirate Grandma Tee-Shirt

Pirate Tee for Woman

Peg Leg Socks

Pirate Foam Blaster


The options are limitless just have fun with it and send us your pictures!  

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