Homemade Pirate Costume

Make An Easy Homemade Costume

Looking for an easy homemade costume? A Homemade Pirate costume is on of the easiest homemade costumes you can make. It's fun and simple to create you very own Halloween disguise and you can be very creative and unique with your design.

Pirates have been plundering for centuries, and now it's your turn to become a plunderer, but not of the high seas...of the neighborhood candy arsenals!

Make this Halloween a Swashbuckling adventure while you loot and despoil the candy chest reserves at each of your neighbors home. Trick or Treat was never more fun than in your marauding freebooter get up.

Yes, you Sea Rover, pirates have long been know to be raiders and privateers...and when the evening of looting is over, ye will come home with your booty filled with candy and goodies...and another exciting Halloween will come to an end.

But there is one young lad who will continue to have adventurous dreams of a sailing ship bound for the high seas of adventure on a Pirates Corsair.

How to Make a Homemade Pirate Costume

Here's how to make a homemade pirate costume. First you will find the materials you need listed and then the instructions.

Pirate Costume Aarrrr, Matey!

Materials you will need for your homemade pirates costume:

½ yd black felt for hat
5" square white felt for skull and cross bones
¾ yd print fabric for head scarf or purchase scarf
1 yd print purple felt for vest
¼ yd gold fabric for vest detail
¼ yd green felt for belt
Fabric-tac® glue by Beacon
1 yd no-sew VELCRO® brand Fabric Fusion (check package for application directions)
Pajama bottom or sweatpants
white shirt or sweat shirt
eye patch
Optional: plastic sword, gold earring


Cut out 2 pieces (front & back) of black felt from hat pattern (see below).
Cut out skull and crossbones in white felt and glue to front of hat.
Iron on VELCRO® brand Fabric Fusion to inside of front and hat pieces on sides as marked on pattern.
Tie scarf on head then add hat at pattern.


Cut a rectangle of purple felt 40" x 12."
Fold in half so that dimensions are 20" x 12."
Neck opening - Find center of fold and cut a slit about 6" wide.
Cut a neck-like shape at collar.
Cut an opening from the slit down the front from the fold to the bottom. This will be the front of vest .
Iron on VELCRO® brand Fabric Fusion – 8" lengths to front and back of each side of vest to create a closure.
Start Fabric Fusion from the bottom.
Cut out eight 2" x 2" squares of gold fabric and glue to each side of front of vest as appears on costume drawing.


Cut a piece of felt 3" x 24"
Use three 4" pieces of VELCRO® brand Fabric Fusion for belt closure.
Iron on three loop pieces to one end of belt.
Iron on corresponding hook pieces of Fabric Fusion to other end of belt, for an adjustable closure.

Complete costume with plastic sword, sweat pants or pajama bottoms (cutting ragged edges on pant bottoms) and shirt or sweatshirt.
Add purchased eye patch.
Costume design by Robin Tarnoff.‘© Velcro Industries B.V. 2008. All rights reserved’
Don't worry, if you don't have the time or patience to make a homemade pirate costume, you can find plenty of dashing, mauraders outfits online.

That's a fine homemade costume you can make with velcro, and glue (I like to use a hot glue gun...but be careful, this glue is very, very hot.) I told you it was an easy homemade costume idea, didn't I?

You will need a few pirate essentials whether you are Capt. Jack Sparrow, of the Pirates of the Caribbean or just a Rouge pirate, perhaps Ruby the pirate, Lady Buccaneer. You can find some great pirate costumes and accessories right here. Do you need an eye patch, a cutlass sword, a mustache? Perhaps a flashing skull necklace or flashing skull ring...

Here's a Pirate's eyepatch and Earring

Pirate Patch and Earring

Pirate Patch and Earring

Pirate's Flashing Skull Necklace

Pirate Skull Beads with Flashing Eye

Studded Skull Bracelet With Chain
Studded Skull Bracelet With Chain

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