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so that I can set it right.
1: Character Analysis
The process of building your
believable character begins from within. Click on the link above for a
great character worksheet that can help you prevent any early character design
There are a few basic key choices you can make from the
start that can somtimes be the key difference between an unrealistic and a
believable costume. Read these before you start!
Are you designing your character for a time period prior to 1600?
If so, you should review the Sumptuary Laws that outlined "allowed" clothing
before you begin designing your costume.
There was a lot more to being a Pirate than just knowing how to
swing a cutlass! Check out this illustrated overview to help determine
what would be appropriate for your character.
& Historical Terminology
Historical research is filled with arcane
terminology, nuances, and endless
linguistic challenges. To help I have begun compiling
some (hopefully) useful pages to better
emulate the language of bygone eras.
of Pirate Nobility Clothing
Not sure how your gentleman Pirate would
have dressed in your target Historical
period? Then check out these excellent
illustrations of 16th, 17th, and 18th
Conversational phrases for your character
Add some depth to your character with these Latin, French, and Irish Gaelic conversational phrases!
Sometimes something as small as a single
word can be the detail that sells your