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25 Argh-tastic DIY Pirate Costume Ideas

Whether you're planning to dress up as the Captain or turn your family into a pirate crew, there surely is a DIY pirate costume tutorial for you. Scroll down and take your pick! Ahoy matey!

25 DIY Pirate Costume Ideas for a Fun & Rebellious Halloween


Why Pirate Costumes?

Did you know that pirate costumes were the fourth most-searched costume in the nation this year according to Google's analysis of costume searches? And blimey, big data doesn't lie!

Yep, scalawags, blackguards, and sea buccaneers are all the rage! Grab a cutlass and plunder our argh-tastic list of DIY pirate costume ideas, for kids, adults, couples, and more. The last one to put together a DIY pirate costume has to walk the plank!


1. Easy DIY Homemade Pirate Costume for the Family

Learn how to turn your regular family into a pirate family with this easy tutorial. Jack Sparrow is optional though. Can you imagine how easy it will be to make these pirate costumes?

2. Last Minute DIY Pirate Costume for Kids

Procrastinators rejoice! Even if you just have a couple of minutes to get ready for your Halloween party, don't sweat it. This DIY pirate costume for kids got you covered.

3. Zarina the Pirate Fairy DIY Costume

Just add some pixie dust and voila! Your daughter will love this. Whoever said fairies and pirates don't mix? You may remember Tinkerbell and Captain Hook for their feud but this Zarina costume just puts everything together!

4. Ladies DIY Pirate Costume

Everything you'll need is probably already in your closet. Doesn't she look badass in her costume? Recreate this look with these steps and enjoy being a gorgeous rebel just for a day or night.

5. DIY Sexy Pirate Halloween Costume

Transform yourself from a sweet girl to a sassy lady in just a few simple steps. Aside from the gorgeous costume, the makeup just brings everything together don't you think?

6. Easy DIY Pirate Shirt

Even Jerry Seinfeld would dig this pirate shirt. A super easy tutorial for a DIY pirate shirt you can make in mere minutes. If your goal is to be just part of the crew, this tutorial will be perfect.

7. DIY Pirate Costume for Toddlers

Your little one will be the cutest pirate on the poop deck. Can you imagine him wearing this? I sure can! Follow this simple tutorial and create adorable Halloween costumes the young ones will surely enjoy.

8. Cheap DIY Pirate Costume for Teens

Great for moms and teens who are looking for budget-friendly pirate costumes to rock this Halloween. You can see how to make your own in the video above.

9. Pirate Eye Patch DIY Tutorial

Now all you need is a parrot and you're set! Though not all pirates have it, it would be so much cooler if you would show up at a party with just one eye. Can you see the joy in the little boy's face in the image above? He loves it! Make one for yourself with this easy pirate eye patch tutorial.

10. Jake and the Neverland Pirates Costume

Have you heard of Jake and the Neverland Pirates? Ask your kid, I'm sure he has. To give you an idea, it's a show in Disney about…you guessed it, pirates! This Jake and the Neverland pirate costume will bring joy to your little boy.

11. Cute DIY Pirate and Parrot Costume

Who would have thought pirates could be so cute? Perfect for siblings. The pirate may not be able to carry the parrot in his shoulder but it's still very adorable thanks to this impressive DIY costume tutorial.

12. DIY Pirate Costume for Little Girls

Let your little girl experience the pirate's life with this lovely pirate costume. Because being a pirate isn't just for little boys, it can be for little girls too. Not all girls want to be just a princess all the time!

13. DIY Burlesque Bustle Skirt

Want to look like a sexy wench this Halloween? This DIY burlesque bustle skirt can be used for other costumes down the road. A gypsy, perhaps? Can you think of other things?

14. Plus Size DIY Pirate Costume with Corset

Pirates come in all shapes and sizes. They don't discriminate and that's what I love about them. You can just be yourself with this beautiful plus size DIY pirate costume.

15. DIY Lady Jack Sparrow Costume

Perfect for avid Pirates of the Caribbean fans. Turn Jack into Jackie Sparrow with this easy costume tutorial.

16. Pirates of the Caribbean 4: Makeup, Hair, and Costume

Now that you have the costume ready, you also need your hair and makeup done. Watch this awesome video for the step-by-step tutorial and recreate looks from the movie.

17. Pirate Hat DIY

A good hat is the key to completing your costume. It can't just be a cowboy hat you turn to the other side, it has to be a pirate hat! This video will make it easier for you.

18. No Sew Captain Hook Costume

Easy as 1, 2, 3! If you don't believe me, then check this no-sew Captain Hook costume tutorial out and see how you can upcycle an old t-shirt into the perfect pirate costume.

19. Couples DIY Pirate Costume

Did you find love on the open sea? Show your love for one another by showing up in this couple costume. Your kids will be so proud seeing their mom and dad looking good in their couples pirate costume.

20. DIY Duct Tape Corset

I just love this idea. Creative, cheap, cute, and easy to make. If you're running low on budget, duct tape will not disappoint. In case you didn't know, there are so many things you can do with duct tape.

21. DIY Recycled Denim Corset

Refashion your old denim shirt into a cute, versatile corset. I wouldn't throw it in the closet after Halloween though, I think you can still rock this on a regular day.

22. Jack Sparrow Makeup Transformation Tutorial

The power of makeup will be shown in this video. See how you can really look like Jack Sparrow with this makeup transformation tutorial. It's simply amazing.

23. How to Make a Kids Pirate Hat

This simple DIY pirate hat is something you can make with the kids. It will look great on them this Halloween. It's like making his pirate dreams come true. You can have this cute DIY project ready in ten simple steps.

24. DIY Felt Pirate Boots

These cute booties will kick your costume up a notch. No pirate can go out without boots. It's just not right. Make a pair of DIY felt pirate boots by following these instructions.

25. DIY Pirate Jacket

This DIY pirate jacket is really gorgeous; I don't mind wearing this out as well. It doesn't really look like a costume, but it can be the perfect addition to your Halloween pirate look!


Want to be a sexy pirate instead this Halloween? See how you can be one from this video by Vivian Zhu (xxnaivivxx):

If you're ready for life on the sea, then this is the Halloween costume for you. Wear it like the classic pirates do or be a little more creative and sexy. Whatever kind of pirate you choose to be, I'm sure it's going to be argh-tastic! Don't forget to share your favorite one in the comments below!

Which of these DIY pirate costumes is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on October 23, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


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