You’ve learned how to talk like a pirate, now it’s time to dress the part. It’s easy to outfit any kiddo (and maybe even yourself) as a pirate with a few items already in their dresser drawers. Scroll down for our cute tutorial.
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1.Grab a pair of pants that are too short for you kiddo or that are already torn or stained. Remember, pirates be major slobs so a few stains just look more authentic. Cut a jagged line about knee height.
2. Slide these on over stripey socks/tights or PJ bottoms and put on a t-shirt with one of the following: stripes, a pirate ship or skull-and-crossbones. Remember, the combos here are totally dependent on what you have in the dresser: use a solid color bottom and a striped shirt; skull-and-crossbone bottoms and plain top; skeleton bottoms and striped top, etc. Ideally, you aren’t buying anything.
- Tie a scarf around their head. A simple bandana works great.
- Accessorize with costume jewelry, eye patches, captain’s hat, hooks, faux beards, mustaches and swords. In other words, whatever you have on hand.
- Yaaarrr. Ye be done. Strike a pose.
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—Photos and text by Amber Guetebier