How to Make a Captain Cook Costume

Captain James Cook was an accomplished British navigator who sailed extensively in the South Pacific. If you want to dress up like this famous explorer and captain, a few key clothing pieces will transform you into a master of the seas. Buy a colonial-style, white wig. Look for one with a curly ponytail.

Captain James Cook was an accomplished British navigator who sailed extensively in the South Pacific. If you want to dress up like this famous explorer and captain, a few key clothing pieces will transform you into a master of the seas.

Buy a colonial-style, white wig. Look for one with a curly ponytail. Most of this will be covered by your captain's hat, so it's not necessary for the wig to be perfect.

Select a three-cornered hat. A fancy one with gold trim will add pizazz to your costume.

  • Captain James Cook was an accomplished British navigator who sailed extensively in the South Pacific.
  • A fancy one with gold trim will add pizazz to your costume.

Buy a white, ruffled shirt, known as a jabot, and white vest that work well together.

Shop for a long, heavy, dark-coloured jacket with a high collar and brass buttons. According to Clockwork Couture, a fashion house that works to bring back styles from the Neo-Victorian era, the jacket is a key piece for your Captain Cook costume.

Find some white jeans or trousers. These should be fairly tight.

Buy a black sash or make one from a 4-inch wide strip of black vinyl long enough to wrap around your body from shoulder to hip.

Wear tall, black boots to look as if you're ready for exploration.

  • Buy a white, ruffled shirt, known as a jabot, and white vest that work well together.

Assemble your props. A toy sword and telescope will make your costume complete.

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