Coolest Homemade Pirate and Parrot Halloween Costumes 12
Homemade Pirate and Parrot Halloween Costumes
My husband was a pirate and our baby was his little parrot.
For the Homemade Pirate and Parrot Halloween Costumes we used black pants and a frilly white shirt. We had actually used both last year with a cape and teeth for a vampire costume. I cut about a 5 inch width of red satin material (from the bottom of an old devil costume cape I had made another year) into a long sash. I also cut a long strip of black fabric for the head scarf. We smudged some black eyeliner on him and he was a pirate!
We used ideas from this website to make the baby's parrot costume. It was a red long-sleeved cotton shirt with some red sweatpants and yellow socks. We added googly eyes and cut out a beak using yellow felt which was stuffed with batting and hot-glued onto a red winter hat.
We cut out several strips of different colored felt material to make the wings and tail. These we also hot-glued together so that they overlapped and showed the colors; we then basted (handtacked using a needle and thread) the wings to both the undersides and sides of the shirt. We also basted the tail to the back of the shirt with a needle and thread so that we could easily remove the tail and wings to use the shirt later. Their costumes were a hit! I love this website!
I have two boys who I love to dress alike for Halloween. I didn't want to buy the same costume from Wal-mart. I dug in my closet and got all the old shirts that I never wore and transformed them into pirates clothes. The boots I made from felt, I just constructed them to look like high boots, and sewed them to the pants.
All of the material I either had laying around the house or I used clothes from my closet. I even took leather shoe strings from an old pair of shoes to use fro the ties. The captain's shirt started out white and I soaked it in tea bags to give it an old, antique look. I did have to shorten the sleeves and add the puffy part around his wrists.
The red striped shirt started as a turtle neck. I just cut open the neck line, shortened it a little and cut up the bottom to make it looked ragged. We did purchase the swords and pirated earrings from the store but all the rest was made at home.
We had a great time going around the neighborhood in our Homemade Pirate Halloween Costumes and everyone thought they looked adorable. I really enjoy making crafts and think it is way more fun to make something original than buying the same costume that everyone else is wearing.
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For this Homemade Pirate Halloween Costume I had made use of old white long-sleeved shirt, black vest, old black belt, old dark blue hat, old white uniform for cutting skull patterns, cardboard to make cutlass and eye patch, plastic cup to make hook, old black pant, lady's black shoe, and old striped bandana. Lastly, aluminum foil to make large, round earrings.
Instead of buying hook earrings, I used paper clips to place on my son's ears. I had done some simple sewing for the skull patterns onto the black vest and pant. All these materials are reusable from home. Simply original, $0 dollar and simple for the contest.
Before making the costume, I actually searched the website to get some ideas of Pirate and had came up of a creative idea by making for my son. The costume took me about 4 days to compete it. He was very happy when putting on the home-made costume.