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Coolest Homemade Pirate and Parrot Costume 16

by Denise
(Chandler, AZ USA)

Homemade Pirate and Parrot Costume

Homemade Pirate and Parrot Costume

Pirates and parrots go together like peas and carrots. Well, sometimes they do, other times they fight like cats and dogs (or at least at my house). Although not used for Halloween, my boys dressed as a pirate and parrot for a costume contest (the boys finished in the pairs contest).

The pirate was sewn from a ladies coat pattern, that I took buttons off of and added a pirate-style shirt and vest, this was the easy part.

The parrot was more time consuming and difficult. I purchased feather boas and these were hand sewn onto a background of red fabric. The wings are fleece sewn into a wing shape, with a flap for the hand to be hidden or left out of the wing for holding things (or scratching the itchy feathers away from his face). I covered the wings with different colored feather boas to look like the wings of a Macaw. The head is made from white and red foam sheets to resemble the eyes and beak of the bird.

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Coolest Homemade Pirate and Parrot Couple Costume 11

by Maureen
(Hawaii)

Homemade Pirate and Parrot Couple Costume

Homemade Pirate and Parrot Couple Costume

We went out last Halloween in a Pirate and Parrot Coupld Costume. The pirate costume was made with various bits of old clothing. A Johnny Depp wig for the head. A trip through the children’s section at Walmart finished off all the weaponry. We attached the parrot‘s leg to the pirate's waist with plastic chain painted gold.

The parrot was made with an old pair of angels wings (last years costume) and heavy fabric backing. A glue gun and lots of feathers! The head piece was an old baseball hat covered with feathers, a foam beak finished the head piece. The feet were leather clogs with wire from a coat hanger for the talons. All this was covered with fake leather material.

I dyed a pair of white nylons yellow for the legs. The tunic was dyed fabric I found at the local fabric store. Fun costume won us a $300 prize!

Homemade Pirate and parrot Couple Costume

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Coolest Homemade Baby Pirate Costume 20

by Diana
(El Paso, TX)

Homemade Baby Pirate Costume

Homemade Baby Pirate Costume

I could not find my baby a pirate costume that would match with the ones our family was wearing. Actually the smallest one I could find was for a 1 year old; my son is five months. I decided to give it a shot and try to make a Homemade Baby Pirate Costume myself.

I went to the local fabric store and bought different fabrics to make the shirt, vest, pants, and boots. I really don’t have a lot of experience sewing but I think I did a pretty good job. People thought my baby looked so cute and could not believe I had made his costume. Baby was not uncomfortable at all and the attire was appropriate for the weather, so he was able to show it off.

I’m very proud of myself and will do it again without thinking about it twice. The sewing experience was not bad at all. I’m sure next time it will be much easier.

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Awesome job
by: Anonymous

OMG. That costume is adorable. If you don't think you sew well you need to meet the rest of us. I wish I sewed half that well! You should use your creative and sewing abilities to make money!

How Perfect
by: Antoinette

I just happen to be looking for a similar costume for my almost-5-month-old. Any chance you want to sell yours?!

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Coolest Homemade Female Pirate Costume 17

by Irene C.
(Boston, MA)

Homemade Female Pirate Costume

Homemade Female Pirate Costume

My homemade Female Pirate costume is directly based on the Jack Sparrow character from "Pirates of the Caribbean".

My outfit was made from material I had from other homemade costumes. The belts were made from old strips of material and the buckle from cardboard, with foil wrapped around it and painted. The rings were made from old black rope, wrapped and tied around my fingers and then glued with gems.

My pistol is made from old nunchucks I had; I cut and glued them together, glued on old metal pieces and gems, and then painted the handle brown. I used boots I had. The beads in my hair were from an old bracelet; I cut the beads and glued a quarter on the end. I made the compass from a box which I cut, glued and painted; the top is from the bottom of a nunchuck. The skeleton necklace was made from baked clay and painted.

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great costume
by: Jane

I like the idea of using old or used materials. the costume looks great and I like the idea that a women is willing to dress up as a male character from a film. It looks just like the character GREAT JOB.

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