Homemade Children's Pirate Costume

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Homemade Children's Pirate Costume
Fly the Jolly Rodger (Pirate image by Dubravko Grakalic from Fotolia.com)

Pirates are one of the favourite costume ideas for young kids. Rather than buying a packaged, looks-like-everyone-else costume, parents can easily make a homemade pirate costume for their children.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Scissors
  • Black trousers
  • White long-sleeved shirt
  • Black boots or shoes
  • Red bandanna
  • Black toy eye patch
  • Toy sword
  • Fake gold jewellery
  • Red sash

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    Making The Pirate Costume

  1. 1

    Use the scissors to cut the bottom of the black trousers. Slice them into small fringe, or cut bigger strips out to look more ragged. Pirates would be at sea for several months in the same pair of trousers, so pirate trousers would look worn and ripped.

    Homemade Children's Pirate Costume
    Cut With Scissors (scissors image by Pefkos from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Using the scissors, cut slices into the sleeves of a white long-sleeved shirt. Cut the bottom hem of the shirt to look jagged and ripped, like the trousers.

    Homemade Children's Pirate Costume
    Pirate (pirate statue image by jimcox40 from Fotolia.com)
  3. 3

    Tie a red bandanna on top of the child's head and put on a pair of black boots or shoes. Add a black toy eye patch across one eye. Make sure vision and safety is not compromised by the eye patch.

    Homemade Children's Pirate Costume
    Black Pirate Eye Patch (eyepatch of pirates image by dpaint from Fotolia.com)
  4. 4

    Decorate the costume by adding a toy sword and fake gold jewellery. Tie a red sash around the child's waist to finish the pirate look.

    Homemade Children's Pirate Costume
    Pirate Sword (dagger image by Henryk Olszewski from Fotolia.com)

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