Ahoy Pirate Costume

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by Amy Hartman A.C. Moore Manahawkin NJ

Ahoy Pirate Costume

Pirates are still a favorite of kids and adults alike and this costume, easily created from t-shirts and the clever hat with yarn hair already attached will be the hit of any party or parade!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    White Shirt: Cut off all neck ribbing, sleeve and shirt hem.
  • 2
    Make small cuts, 1-2 inches in length, around neck, sleeves and shirt bottom.
  • 3
    Red Shirt: Repeat Step 1.
  • 4
    Cut center of shirt, to create the look of a vest, cutting on an angle at the top 1/3 of shirt, creating more of a V.
  • 5
    Cut slits as in Step 2 to bottom of shirt, sleeves and neck. Cut random holes in shirt front and back of shirt.
  • 6
    Cut out three 2 inch felt circles. Outline circle and 2 dots with Gold puffy paint to make them look like buttons.
  • 7
    When paint is dry, glue to one side of Red shirt as shown.
  • 8
    Pirate Hat: Cut 18 inch lengths of hair from yarn.
  • 9
    Braid some together with just 3 strands of yarn, others using 3-4 strands of yarn.
  • 10
    Add pony beads to some of the single strands, knotting at end.
  • 11
    Start hot gluing to inside of pirate hat about an inch inside of the hat, around 2/3 of inside of hat, making sure not to obscure front of child’s face.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Gildan® T-shirts 100% Cotton Shirt Red
  • Gildan® T-shirts 100% Cotton Shirt White
  • New Image Group® EZ Felt Sheet Black 104276707
  •   iLOVEtoCREATE® Tulip® Dimensional Paint 4 oz. Metallic Gold 104548259
  • Creative Hands® Foam Hat Pirate 104259197
  •   Lion Brand® Hometown USA™ Oakland Black 104486545
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pony Beads Opaque Multi-Color 100 pk 104240822
  • Scissors
  • Nicole™ Crafts Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks 20 pcs. 104149722
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928