Pirate Halloween Costumes
Because everyone knows the best dressed Pirate always goes home with the booty
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Mens Rustic Pirate Costume
Product #: 208
The major problem with most of the
"Pirate-in-a Bag" Halloween
that they are generally just
clones of the old Johnny Depp POTC outfit,
with or without the fake dreads
No one seems to remember that the
Golden Age of Pirate Movies was 70 years
old before Mr. Depp did his first
screentest as Jack Sparrow.
This "Rustic Pirate
back to those classic Errol Flynn /
Douglas Fairbanks days of Hollywood - the
days when Pirates were brazen, bold, and
never wore eye shadow. Even some of the women's pirate costume
I've seen are more accurate than their
This is a great oufit
for the Renaissance Fair newbie who
wants to dress up but does not
drop a fortune on their first costume.
Trust me, the sky can quickly become the
Really Great Stuff about this kit:
vest (technically a jerkin or
doublet) is loose and comfortable.
It hangs like it should and it's
integration with the gauzy shirt
make it easy to wear this outfit at
even the hottest Renn Fest without
getting too warm. Too many
costumes start piling on layer after
wool without considering that no-one loves
to hug a sweaty pirate. However this outfit
is light and breathable, and will
keep you having fun with the friends
you came with instead of meeting new
ones at the heat stroke tent.
admit the Scarf and Sash are a bit
garish but you are dressing up as a
Pirate! When Pirates went into
port or ashore they ddressed up in
the brightest, loudest gear
Calico Jack Rackham actually got his
name for the multicolored and
discoordinated coat he always went
to town in, so the bandanna and sash
really ties that in for you.
Plus, the loose/stretchy weaving of
the fabric helps maintain that
breathability we talked about above.
belt is great, it really is.
It is vinyl, but zero people are
going to notice. The thing
about it is that it is exactly the
kind of thing Douglas Fairbanks
would have worn in The Black Pirate.
A solid quarter inch leather version
of this belt with double grommeting
and brass studding around will cost
you $60 minimum and not be any
better for the outfit.
- pants. One of the hardest
things to find in any Pirate outfit
are a good pair of era-appropriate
pants. The challenge is that
back then the pants were generally
wool and without pockets. Try
finding a pair of pants in a store
or even on eBay without pockets.
These are Poly, but they wil hold
you reliably for a couple of years
until you find the right wool or
cotton pair for your permanent
covers are great - topped with 4
inch bells they really seal the look
garment bag! Most folks never
think about where they are going to
store their costume between
wearings, but this one comes with a
garment bag included to help you
keep it looking its best.
All in all, if you are looking for a basic and fun pirate costume for a costume
party, Halloween party, or even just a
first trip into a Renn Fair, this outfit
will do the job for you and will not
break the bank in the process.
However, if you have the extra funds and want to skip
to a higher level
read on to our next Halloween costume
The "Authentic Caribbean Sea
Product #: FUN0055
Everyone who knows me will tell you I
have always HATED Halloween Pirate
outfits. Seriosuly. I know
that hate is a harsh word, but I only
use it becuase linguistic scholars have
failed to come up with anything harsher
I can use.
However, I recently got a chance to check out
their "Realistic Caribbean Sea Pirate
Costume" (Product #: FUN0055) and
the folks at
buypiratecostumes.com have really
given me something to think about.
Most Pirate costumes just
include some cheap
boot covers and a ruffled shirt. If
you are lucky, they sometimes throw in a
crappy plastic sword or eyepatch.
However, these folks have put
together a kit that is actually really
impressive. It would likely not
pass muster for a true reenactor or
Rennfairian, but for the average joe
heading to a party it is the mercedes
benz of instant Pirate kits.
Great Stuff about this kit:
jacket (frock coat) is the thing
that really impressed me, as a piece
like this at a Renn Fair would
easily be $150 by itself. The
buttons are plastic, which is
disapointing, but I know from
experience that a dozen brass
replacements can be found on eBay
for less than ten bucks, if you
decide to upgrade the coat and hang
onto it for post-Halloween usage.
The frock is a heavy blue jacket
with brown accents with has faux buttons and
sewn to remain open in the
front. The sea coat has two working pockets on the hips and the long sleeves have
some great over-sized cuffs as
well as brown accents and slits for a signature look.
doublet (vest) is worn over the
shirt and buttons up the front with
decorative silver buttons and laced
with brown accents, two working
pockets on the hips and faux silver
buttons that embellish the bottom.
The vest breathes extremely well, so
even if you are in a crowd or really
moving around you won't get
kit comes with some crop, brown pants
that share matching decorative
buttons. These button
at the waist for closure and have
working pockets in the front while
ties in the back add an authentic
colorful yet authentically
earthtoned waist sash with vertical
stripes also accents the costume by
tying it around the waist (over the
vest but under the coat, amateurs!)
Not-So-Great Stuff about this kit:
polyester shirt with long sleeves
and button-up cuffs.
Unfortunately, it gives me the
impression it would only survive a
handful of wearings or washings, but
I suppose for its purpose it is not
black vinyl belts wrap around the waist
and one has an attached sword holder.
These are the kind of cheep belts
you would expect to see in a
Halloween costume, so if you intend
to wear this to a Renn fair or
silimar you should expect to replace
these at your first opportunity.
All in all, if you are looking for an
authentic looking costume for a costume
party, Halloween party, or even just a
first foray into a Renn Fair, this
thing is an excellent "instant Halloween
Pirate in a bag".
However, if you are a Historical
Reenactor or work at a Renn Fair, the
polyester blended material might pose
you some problems with your local
costume gestapos, so be warned there.
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