Pirate Costumes for Adults
The men’s pirate Halloween costume is such a popular theme at Halloween each year, even whole parties are based around it! Choosing to dress as a pirate doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll end up looking the same as everyone else though.
Here are a few ideas to make sure you get your unique pirates costume just right.
The Elements Of A Pirate Halloween Costume
The classic men’s pirate costume consists of a number of important elements:
The hair – Pirates aren’t known to take the best care of their appearance: they’ve got more important things to worry about! As such, pirate hair is often long and messy, held into place with a classic pirate bandanna.
The hat – Pirate hats come in a number of unique shapes and sizes, though they’re usually big and triangular in shape. If you really want everyone to know you’re a pirate then get a hat marked with the classic skull and crossbones.
Clothing – Pirate clothing usually consists of puffy shirts, vests, and pants tucked into their black boots.
Accessories – No pirate would be complete without his sword, so make sure you have one to hand. Other accessories that’ll help you complete the pirate look include an earring in one ear, feathers in your hair, and a parrot on your shoulder.
Some pirates even have missing limbs, which they replace with hooks and missing legs wooden peg legs. Adding any of these accessories will make sure everyone knows what you’ve come as at this Halloween party!
Famous Pirate Characters
If you want to take your inspiration from famous pirates from the movies then there are a few distinguishing features of these pirates you’ll want to include:
Jack Sparrow – Jack wears the traditional puffy pirate shirt and big boots, but his most notable feature is his hair. You’ll need long, dark dreadlocks if you want to go as this pirate at Halloween, with a red bandanna and a triangular pirate hat.
Davy Jones – Here’s a unique pirate costume idea! The best thing about Davy Jones is his beard full of tentacles. You can put this together yourself, but thankfully there are realistic masks available if you want to make things a little easier!
Captain Hook – This famous pirate was always after Peter Pan, but could never quite catch him. He has distinctive curly locks, a hook for a hand, and an irrational fear of ticking clocks!
Rather than spinning your wheels from one vintage shop to another in search of Pirate clothing for this year’s Halloween, how about checking out our selection of Unique Pirate Halloween clothing you could be wearing and looking like an authentic marauder from yesteryear?