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Coolest Homemade Jack Sparrow Costume 8

by David K.
(San Dimas, California)

Homemade Jack Sparrow Costume

Homemade Jack Sparrow Costume

Homemade Jack Sparrow Costume
Homemade Jack Sparrow Costume
Homemade Jack Sparrow Costume
Homemade Jack Sparrow Costume

I started out last year with an online purchased Jack Sparrow costume from "the bay" and was just never satisfied with it. So for the past year (from Oct 2009 to Oct 2010) I have been modifying it and replacing all the key pieces to become either more movie accurate or just plain made from better materials. Every single piece of this costume has been hand touched, painted, replaced, or in some way modified by me and my wife. The only parts left from the original store bought costume are the three fabric items, the shirt, waistcoat and the pants.

The shirt was tea dyed, the waistcoat had the entire back and buttons replaced and the pants have been bleached of color (they were blue) and been dyed three times over. In fact the work on it took so much research I ended up building an entire wiki dedicated to the process and all the labor that was involved so that the next person had a better resource than I did.

My belts and boots are real leather. The compass, gun and sword are all toys that have been repainted. My wig was made from 4 different wigs sewn together. My wrist-wraps and waist belts were handmade by me. My sash is a modified curtain. I hand modified my mustache and do all my makeup myself.

This is a quick run down of how I built/made everything...

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Impressive!!
by: Terri

Fantastic job! I love that these pictures were taken at a beach, too! You look awesome.

very nice
by: Kiley Altena

This is by far one of the best costumes i have seen! i know how hard it is to come by liable costumes that look authentic, my whole costume is handmade as well, and i looked to yours for reference :) kudos to a fellow jack sparrow!

good stuff
by: Mel J

pretty good costume! I don't have a year but only a month for halloween and I honestly don't like all those cheesy costumes from party city and all that. I'm wanting stuff like this but i only have 1 month. any suggestions? I can't spend a lot of money either. by the way I sort of look like Johhny depp, well i get that a lot so that might help. hehe! I can't wait for halloween. :)
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is it you son
by: Anonymous

is that how he looked at the end?

Great Job
by: Anonymous

You did an Amazing job on this.

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Coolest Homemade Captain Jack Sparrow Halloween Costume 6

by Ruslana M.
(Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Homemade Captain Jack Sparrow Halloween Costume

Homemade Captain Jack Sparrow Halloween Costume

Although the costume of Captain Jack Sparrow is not a new one, we wanted it to be as close as possible to the original for my 6 year old son. We checked a lot of stuff online and I decided to create a Homemade Captain Jack Sparrow Halloween Costume. I also watched the movie twice to note down all the details.

I bought one meter of blue velvet for the jacket, one meter of black velvet for the boot covers and 40 cm of red fabric for the head scarf. There was no suitable wig, so we bought a curly one, ironed it to make it straight and then plaited it. I disassembled, where possible, all jewelry found at home and bought the pistols and swords at the market. Some items such as the belts and compass were borrowed from relatives.

The mustache and part of the beard were just drawn with black pencil. The rest of the beard (the straggly plaits) was created from part of the wig. The total value of the costume was about $15 and it took a bit of time to get it perfect. Hope you will enjoy!

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Coolest Homemade Captain Jack Sparrow Halloween Costume Idea 9

by Jesse
(Highland, IN, USA)

Homemade Captain Jack Sparrow Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Captain Jack Sparrow Halloween Costume Idea

This homemade Captain Jack Sparrow Halloween costume idea came from a pirate hat that I saw at a Halloween store. My girlfriend suggested that I should be Jack Sparrow. At first I wasn't sure but I was a fan of the movies and he was one of my favorite characters. I was about to buy the official costume but it looked very cheap and was way overpriced. I decided to make one myself and I got almost everything from a local thrift store (the best place to make your own costume) and found the white shirt, cut up a blue shirt to use a vest, and bought a red and white striped shirt to cut up and used it as a sash.

I got lucky and found some boots that were my size and a decent color. The only thing from the official costume was the bandanna with attached hair strands. Overall my costume cost about a total of $15 and was a big hit.

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Coolest Homemade Jack Sparrow Pirate Child Costume 7

by Dawne
(Missouri)

Homemade Jack Sparrow Pirate Child Costume

Homemade Jack Sparrow Pirate Child Costume

My son was so impressed with my husband's Jack Sparrow costume he wanted me to make him a mini version. I made the pants, jacket, sash and vest from old cloth I had, I purchased the hat (no way was I going to attempt that one). Made him boot tops and used an old belt I had for his sword holder.

We had a blast applying his goatee with hair I cut off of his wig. We used gold tin foil off a candy wrapper to make his gold tooth. After adding assorted necklaces we had the makings of a great costume. My son stayed in character the whole night and his homemade Jack Sparrow pirate child costume won first place in the costume contest.

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