Simple Pirate Costumes!

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 Yes, International Talk Like a Pirate Day is tomorrow!
September 19th!
I know, BEST international celebration ever!
 The best best part is that Krispy Kreme gets in on the Pirate action!
Friday, September 19, any buccaneer to enter a participating Krispy Kreme and
talk like a pirate gets one FREE Original Glazed® doughnut.
To the landlubber who dares to wear full pirate attire goes a bounty
of one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts.

So...not being a pirate is out of the question!!!
 Here's some simple DIY pirate costume ideas!
Start with a plain old t-shirt!
 Cut the sleeves so they have a zig-zagged edge.
 Cut the front of the shirt with a triangle shaped notch.
Then mark with a marker where you want to lace it up.
(I used a cropadile to set some eyelets...but you could
 just carefully cut a slit and lace it through the holes)
 Place in an eyelet
 And set with the crop-a-dile.
 I used an old shoe lace and laced up the top like a tunic!
 We found a red and white striped shirt at Goodwill and
 cut the sleeves off the same way for my daughter.
 Next a vest!
We are HUGE fans of upcycling and refashioning.
This vest had a hole cut into it, just below the pocket.
It was ready to retire as a church vest.
 I cut the buttons right off.
 Used a wavy line of hot glue along the inside edge...
 And folded it over to the inside.
This way it doesn't have buttons and holes showing.
 I also hot glued the bottom edge that came down to a point.
 And just folded it right up.
 Much better for a swash buckling rouge!
Next the Simple Pirate Hat!
 You need black and white felt (the size of a sheet of paper for the black)
1/4 to 1/2" elastic to fit around the head
Hot glue/gun
jewel rhinestones
 Fold the black felt in half...
I used a sheet of paper to cut a pattern.
 Cut 2 pieces of black felt the same.
Then use a piece of white felt to cut a skull and 2 bones.
 Hot glue them to one piece of the black.
Add eyes, nose and mouth holes.
 Use the rhinestones for the skull eyes.
 Okay, tricky part.
Take the other black piece of felt.
This is going to be the backside.
Cut a small slit a couple inches from the end...big enough for your elastic to slip into.
 Slide the elastic in and hot glue it in place.
 Make sure the elastic fits snug against the child's head and hot glue
 the other end of the elastic on the other side of the felt hat.
Then Run a band of hot glue all around the outside border of the
hat piece with the elastic tucked inside.
Lay the skull facing up piece over the other piece and press them together.
Doubling the felt like this will make the hat more substantial!
 Add accessories like skull rings, a belt or sash, sandals or boots,
a peg leg, a parrot, gold coins, earrings, mustache, jewelry, a bandana...and for girls a fluffy tutu!
And whatever else you can think of!
The kids wanted to pose with our pirate sword...but remember, no weapons
 allowed when collecting your bounty of doughnuts at Krispy Kreme!

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