If your kid hasn’t got a Halloween outfit yet and you’re looking for pirate costume ideas, this tutorial will give you an idea for an easy diy pirate costume.
Ever since the day I sewed it, it’s become a really popular piece of clothing for our kid’s pretend play throughout the year. So I figured, why not post the idea and help my readers to an easy diy pirate outfit. Why not! Now, let’s get to the HOW-TO:
easy homemade pirate costume for kids
1) Grab an old shirt
2) Make a SIMPLE VEST (using my free pattern)
Your FREE TEMPLATE
This is the template for the kids pirate vest in size 2-3 years to help you along the way. If you subscribe to Applegreen Cottage newsletter at THIS link, you’ll get the Pirate Vest (size 2-3Yrs) Template for FREE. Here:
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2) Accessories: Cut an Eyepatch and Skull – FREE TEMPLATE HERE
To complete the pirate costume, I used black foam for my pirate’s eye patch. It’s simple: cut out a round-ish piece of craft foam and add the thinnest piece of elastics you find at home. Really, the thinner the better. As for the pirate pants – well, regular black pants will do just fine. The simpler the better, right?
Use my free PDF template for pirate skull! I haven’t got to publishing the free hat pattern, but it’s coming soon! For now, I’ll just describe how I made it, hopefully this will do for the time being:
4) BONUS HINT:
Not much time was needed (half an hour for the hat and half an hour for the vest – including trial and error!), so I think it’s a good solution for you too. Now you’ve seen the photos, I bet you can make this even much faster than I did!
Make sure to save the project for later when you need a last-minute pirate costume:
If you need more, there are two of my DIY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES: