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Halloween Costumes: Pirate Costume

Pirate Costume

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Looking for some swashbuckling fun this Halloween? Let your child pillage the back of your closet for this creative pirate costume.


  • old black pants
  • gold or white blouse
  • red scarf
  • gold costume jewelry
  • bandana
  • eye patch
  • pirate's hook
  • black face paint


  1. Find a pair of old black pants and fringe the edges with scissors.
  2. Tuck in a big gold or white blouse. Tie a red scarf around the pirate's waist and a bandanna around his head.
  3. Clip on some gold costume jewelry, then add an eye patch and a pirate's hook (all inexpensive party store finds).
  4. Dab on black face paint for a beard and missing-tooth makeup.
  5. If you've got a stuffed bird in your toy box, use craft wire to attach it to your pirate's shirtsleeve. Now he's ready to collect his Halloween booty.