Ahoy! Pirate Ship Wagon with Two Pirates

Ahoy! Pirate Ship Wagon with Two Pirates

We decided to turn our wagon into a pirate ship using 2 large Lowes boxes with the help of gorilla tape. I used paper towel rolls painted and cut them in half for the cannons and “mummy” fabric for the flag, added on my drawing of a Jolly Roger. We had family trips to the … Read more

Babywearing Pirate and Parrot Costume

Babywearing Pirate and Parrot Costume

I had decided I wanted to do a pirate costume with my 10 month old as a parrot, but that costume idea is done a lot so I wanted something a little bit different. I like to wrap her on my back anyway, so I decided to make it look like the parrot was on … Read more

Authentic Pirate Crew Costumes

Authentic Pirate Crew Costumes

Every year my boys pic a theme and we try to push the envelope in costume making! Everything is homade or altered and at least 90% of the materials are reused and purchased second hand.  The jackets are womens blazers bought at Salvation Army and altered.  The swords are reconstructed wooden loofa handles! We try … Read more

Parrot and Pirate Couple Costume

Parrot and Pirate Couple Costume

For Halloween this year I was a parrot!!! I have trouble getting my husband to dress up with me and I always like to do a family theme with my costumes. So finally he agreed on being a pirate (I guess that was simple/manly enough for him) and so by default I was a parrot! … Read more

Coolest Homemade Duct Tape Jake the Neverland Pirate Costume

Coolest Homemade Duct Tape Jake the Neverland Pirate Costume

My three year old loves Jake the Neverland Pirate so when I asked him what he wanted to dress up as for Halloween I was not surprised when he yelled ‘JAKE!’ He already had a store bought Jake costume which, for $20, was quite pitiful and my son had already stained it and wore it … Read more

Homemade Toddler Pirate Costume with Pirate Ship Buggy

Homemade Toddler Pirate Costume with Pirate Ship Buggy

I was debating whether or not to take my daughter, who is only 15 months, trick or treating for the first time and I knew if I was going to, I was going to be creative with her means of “transportation”. I was looking for a fun way to complement my daughter’s pirate costume, and … Read more

Awesome and Original Maori Pirates Couple Costume

Awesome and Original Maori Pirates Couple Costume

So it’s a struggle to get my Samoan to dress up in costume. I’ll usually come up with something and then guilt him into participating. I’m not proud of myself but it works. Well, we got invited to an incredible Halloween Party, I mean the kind that would make Walt Disney want to be there. … Read more

Jake and The Neverland Pirates Costume with Izzy and Cubby

Jake and The Neverland Pirates Costume with Izzy and Cubby

My son wanted to be Jake for Halloween. So we decided to be his crew. My husband went as Cubby and I went as Izzy. I bought about 1 and 1/4 yards of blue felt, half a yard of brown felt, yellow felt squares, two extra large yellow buttons, pink bandana, blue bandana, a light … Read more

Pirate Costume with a Peg Leg

Pirate Costume with a Peg Leg

Last year, my left leg was amputated.  This year, my costume decision was obvious: I had to be a pirate with a wooden leg. I used an old socket and attached a dowell and a crutch tip.  This is a costume that my two legged friends can only envy.  We got a womans coat from … Read more

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Family Costume

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Family Costume

It took two and a half months to make the ship. Made entirely out of cardboard and duct tape, and put together using a hot glue gun and super glue. I came up with the idea when my then four month old started to “watch” the Disney show “Jake and the Neverland pirates”. I got … Read more

All Wooden Pirate Ship Wagon for Toddler

All Wooden Pirate Ship Wagon for Toddler

As a kid, my father would build us Halloween costumes/floats for the local parade and contest in our small town. As a child, I remember vividly, the cold night of the parade down main street each year, wearing or riding in whatever creative costume my Dad put together for us, and we usually did well … Read more

Infant Pirate Ship Stroller Costume

Infant Pirate Ship Stroller Costume

Initially I told myself my baby was only 4 1/2 months old, so I wasn’t going to dress him up in some over the top hot costume, especially because we live in Florida, and it is always hot on Halloween! But I kept thinking about him possibly being a pirate, then I could put him … Read more

Crazy Pirate Costume

Crazy Pirate Costume

My Pirate costume took about half an hour, had my wife do the make up in my face, put on some crazy all shirt and made the pants of a old table cloth. Painted my nails black and put on fake teeth. Had some old boots, rings and chains; borrowed my sons fake knife and … Read more

Cool Pirates of the Caribbean Costumes for a Family

Cool Pirates of the Caribbean Costumes for a Family

Sometimes you get an idea in your head and you just start running with it!  Hence, our Halloween outfits this year.  I suppose this idea started a couple months ago.  We had a few family date nights where we sat around, ate pizza and watched The Pirates of the Caribbean together.  Any scary parts, we’d … Read more

DIY Creative Pirate Ship Done in Two Weeks

DIY Creative Pirate Ship Done in Two Weeks

To make this Pirate ship, I started by taking sheet wood and tracing and cutting out a pirate Ship, did that twice one for each side. Then I added 3 wood pieces to the front and center and back to hold the side of the pirate ship together. I then spray painted everything. I then … Read more

Easy No-Sew DIY Pirate Group Costume

To make the boy pirate costumes, we started with long sleeve button down shirts.  We cut the collars off, added string in the top button holes, and made the edges ragged.  For the pants, we used pajama pants that we made ragged at the bottom.  The belts were made from scrap fabric that we had … Read more

Coolest Homemade Jack Sparrow Costume – The Real Deal!

Coolest Homemade Jack Sparrow Costume - The Real Deal!

It’s a priate’s life for me! There is no more iconic character than Pirates of the Caribbean, Jack Sparrow. This Jack Sparrow costume took some time and a lot of studying to make the character come alive in the most authentic way possible. My husband is a stickler for detail and I’m the costume designer, … Read more

Contest-Winning Pirate and Her Ship Costume

Contest-Winning Pirate and Her Ship Costume

My daughter were brainstorming on what Grandpa Bemo could make this year for McKenley for Halloween.  We came up with the pirate ship.  When shown to Grandpa he stated *Mary that is way to big*  *What are you thinking?*  I said I thought that is would be awesome.  Please build it!!!!  The next morning he … Read more

10 Minute DIY Pirate Costume

10 Minute DIY Pirate Costume

Well, my son has forgotten to tell me that he is having a costumed party at school that morning! What to do? School is about to start in 15 minutes! This is all I came up with at such short notice; I decided to dress him up as a pirate. I looked around in a … Read more

Pirate Boy in his Wagon Pirate Ship Costume

Pirate Boy in his Wagon Pirate Ship Costume

My son wanted a ship and since he is obsessed with all types of vehicles including ships we decided to make him a ship for Halloween. I looked at the red flier wagons we had sitting in the garage and began drawing up plans. A week later we came up with the coolest ship anyone … Read more

Little Pirate and His Ship Illusion Costume

Little Pirate and His Ship Illusion Costume

My son loves boxes (as do most children). He said he wanted to build an arc. shortly after we bought a pirate costume for a friend’s baby. He decided he wanted to be a pirate for Halloween. We were making a pirate ship for Halloween! Goodwill had pants and a shirt, the toy box had … Read more