Here is my two year old’s wearable pirate ship costume.  The costume is really light weight because it is made entirely of foam and a small amount of cardboard.  The foam was painted with two layers of brown, the first a light brown, and then a dark brown.  I used a stiff paint brush to try and make it look like wood grain and then a black marker to make the planks.  The ship is harnessed over his shoulders.  The steering wheel is also carved out of foam and then placed on a PVC stalk so that it can rotate.  Yes, it can actually spin.

The ship’s name, seen on the back, but not in the pictures, is “The Crying Dutchman”, a take on the famous pirate ship, the The Flying Dutchman.  We added a little mustache and goatee to complete the pirate ensemble.  Happy Halloween.