PIRATE: One who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without commission from a sovereign nation.
1.Imagination or fantasy, especially as exercised in a capricious manner.
2.the artistic ability of creating unreal or whimsical imagery, decorative detail, etc
4.an idea or opinion with little foundation; illusion
5.a caprice; whim; vagary
Heidey HO!! It’s your local costume EXPERT here with some serious advice for all of you who are planning to embark on a Pirate Swaggin mission sometime this Summer. I understand this theme is VERY popular thank’s to this guy:
We haven’t lost our passion for Pirate fashion since the original guys took it to the seas however many years ago….
However Arrrrr Mighteys might be plannin’ on dressin up- When dressing as a Pirate ye need to keep a few special things in mind. These things may be referred to as Pirate “Must-Haves”. As a costume expert/part time fashion diva, I am going to indulge with you in the more glamorous side of becoming a sword-fighting martyr .If Pirates had a fashion mag this column would be titled ”What to wear-Everyday-For as long as ye shall Live” and would come out once in a life time. Starting with my personal fav accessory: THE EYE PATCH.
Eye patches are the #1 Pirate accessory on account that they prove you are risky buisness and not to be messed with. You may choose to roll with a bedazzled patch or stick to the classic no-nonsense solid black.
Sometimes the non-verbal Pirate may perfer to use a talking patch like this one to communicate their thoughts/actions.
You can see here how it is nice to coordinate your accessories with your fancy patch. This can be accomplished by wearing your bedazzled patch to the mall and having store associates help you with your one-eyed matching.
Next up on the fancy pirate’s fashion radar is SO very important. One slip-up in this category could have you confused for, heaven forbid, an actual navy captain or even worse, a land-lubber. Were talking about HATS.
Our Pirate fashionista Vivienne Westwood knows this fact is all too true. Sticking to a cream and white basic model, the true-to-life half pinned half hanging felt chapeau is perfect for a subtle Pirate boy or lass
Miss Ophelia Overdose is my ideal fancy pirate example. She leaves nothing out when creating her topping. Florals, lace, creatures, pearls, silk, nothing is too luxurious for a pirate maiden or man. Remember- You are stealing from the Royals so go nuts!
GO GLAM. Don't be a scardy-Pirate. Be bold and perhaps you will avoid having to walk the plank.
Now my little pirate peers, Although you may be running free-spirited along the banks of plum creek on the majority of your summer evenings, when you follow Pirate Couture- You MUST have ye selves’ a pair o Pirate Boots!
Designers love pirate boots. They are constantly style-stealing from Pirates and they don't mind as anyone with the (balls and chains) to steal is on good terms with a pirate.
Leather, Buttons, Clasps, Chains, Gold, Monogram, flaps, heeeeeellllllsssss
I understand that this is not a boot. I also understand that these are human TEETH. How high fashion pirate can you get people?
I'm sorry, another non-boot. But a PERFECTLY acceptable subsitution from Gasoline Glamour.
Aiiieeee sea fearing fashionistas, it is time to bring all your skills together. To cast the anchor into the sea. To tie your knowlege to a pole and prowl around it like a hungry lion prowls it’s prey and to once and for all CAPTURE the essence of Le FANCYPIRATE. Here are some of my reccomended inspiration shots, *mmm drool*.
Jean Paul Gaultier could be considered the GOD OF PIRATE FASHION. Everything he does is straight from the deadliest of pirate factories. Google him and DIE!
Taking some Steam Punk hints into consideration when building your pirate costume is an ideal way to show your diversity in costume land! These ladies show you how it's done.
Androgyny is huge in the fashion world right now- Why not werq this look for your party? Brandon Andre captured this sky train pirate.
Ana Sui auf dem Runway
Again supporting our Pirate Princess Ophelia Overdose. She does all her own make up and styling, here she is clearly the richest Pirate Princess of them all leading by example that not all Pirate looks have to be scruffy. Try oppulence to switch it up!
Alright pirate Beauties. I hope I have been succsessful by inspiring you to think outside the standard Pirate box and be wild and free! Please email us with any pirate creations or costumes you have- Info@boolalacostumes.com and we will share with the world!
Yours Truly at my Pirate Themed Birthday Boat cruise a few years ago!
NEXT Week! OMG! Vancouver Pride is Almost HERE.