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Captain Jack Sparrow Costume

Captain Jack Sparrow Costume

Captain Jack Sparrow Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2019 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Lenore, the 'Captain Jack Sparrow' costume creator:

I already had the tricorn hat with attached wig, black pants and the makeup was stuff already in my makeup bag so I was on my way out of the gate with this costume. The earrings were an assortment of on hand items as well.

Boots, 'vest' and shirt (and one of my rings) were from goodwill. For the shirt I found a much larger than my size men's dress shirt (for some blousing effect) cut off all the buttons down the front and used fabric glue and some sewing to close up two sides. For the vest I found a short sleeve shirt with fabric that seemed to fit the bill. I cut off the sleeves and collar and folded under and back some of the remaining neck to make the shirt open wider. The buttons were cut off and some larger more appropriate buttons were sewn on for looks. I used one of the sleeves that was cut off as pockets that were sewn onto the front.

For facial hair I passed on the option for hormones and decided to go the fake route. The dollar store had a package of 6 or so adhesive mustaches and one cut in half, one cut into a 'patch' and one to fill in the chin hair seemed to work fine. One of the hardest parts to figure out was the braided goatee hair. I purchased a dollar store 'Barbie' style doll whose hair was already in a pony tail. I split that up into two sections and braided them. A couple tiny rubberbands and some beads and trinkets, that were laying around the craft room, later and it was done. I cut the hair off the doll's head and left enough of a 'tuft' to attach it with spirit gum under the chin hair adhesive mustache.

The accessories were fun. I did a bunch of online research from costume sites and found the details I needed. Sculpy clay was used to make the mermaid bead charm and snake vertebra and also for the chicken foot. A co worker's child had a broken doll and the donation of the head painted gray hung off the belt too. The fabric store and a coupon gave me a cheap red and white striped sash, the animal tails were in my renaissance fair stash, the sword was a goodwill store find (that and it's mate were only $3), the buccaneer gun was an online purchase, the belts were a mix of ones that I had and ones I found at goodwill (the one across my chest was two belts buckled together for the length I wanted). I bought a ring and fake silver tooth online and the mug was another pre existing costume stash item.

One of the interesting things I found while researching was that Jack Sparrow has a leather palm glove on one hand. I used some faux leather/suede fabric collecting dust in my craft room and traced out my version of it, sewed on some strips to secure it around my wrist and was good to go! The other wrist got a black leather (his is fabric) wrap. My version was actually a strip of leather with attached snap I had trimmed of some motorcycle chaps that were too long...of all things...and why did I even save that?!?!

I found a leather belt pouch at goodwill so I had a place to stash my ID and stuff.

And I leave you with this? What is a pirates favorite letter? "R" you say? No. A pirate likes the letter 'Arrrrrrr' but his first love will always B the C!


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