I'm going to a pirate-themed birthday party tomorrow - I know, so last minute! - and need some ideas as to what to wear. I was thinking about putting a punky kind of edge to it to stand out a bit, but I'm not sure what to wear. I was thinking something along the lines of
- white blouse
- black waistcoat
- black skinny jeans
...but after that, I'm lost. I don't want to outdress the birthday girl (she's going as a pirate wench), but I do want to look cool (...well, as cool as I can look as a pirate...)
I don't know if it'll help, but I'm really short, so nothing that'll make me look even shorter than I am...
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- Thread Starter
- 18-07-2008 17:17
- 18-07-2008 17:19
Eye patch is an essential item you can probably buy one from a pound shop or kids shop or something.
Maybe a bandana?
- Thread Starter
- 18-07-2008 17:22
I've got a bandana, but not an eyepatch
I asked my mom to get me one from her hospital, but I don't think she did...
I'll try to get on ASAP.
- 18-07-2008 17:27
Well if you want to stand out you should be going as a space pirate, or a pirate dog, or something with a touch of the bizarre. but if you're going for the more conventional pirate and want to look good, tight waist-coat, bare shoulders (and some high boots if you have them) should cover it
- 18-07-2008 17:33
Have you got boots you can tuck the jeans into?
Maybe say a thick brown belt or something aswell.
- 18-07-2008 19:30
OK, go with what you've got so far, but make it more Jack Sparrow
Definitely add a belt (be really piratey by wearing more than one, maybe crossing over your body like a sash) plus fabric strips are always good as belts or to tie in your hair instead of a bandana
Wear boots with the skinny jeans, lots (and I mean lots ) of black eyeliner and some massive earrings- I got some sort of huge tarnished gold ones from Claire's with a pattern on that looked piratey.
Add lots of rings, bracelets, necklaces etc as your loot and mess your hair up so it's sexily tousled a la Keira Knightley. You could take a sword if you wanted and thread some beads into your hair like this:
Lots of tiny plaits dotted about look cool too! Have fun
- 18-07-2008 21:14
Modern-day pirate? Strap on a body-length trench coat and strap a bunch of copied DVD's on the inside. Done.
- 18-07-2008 21:18
I helped my mum dress up as a pirate the other week and her outfit was:
one of my dad's white shirts (aka a baggy white shirt) loosely tucked into the jeans
a piratey belt
we already had an eyepatch
a beard drawn on in eyeliner
loads of rings
tattoos all the way up her forearms (fake lol)