Pirates have never been sexier and quirkier than Captain
Jack Sparrow, who charmed his way into our hearts in Pirates of the Caribbean . Now you can give the guy who plans to
dress up as Captain Hook some competition by creating your own Jack Sparrow
outfit to wear to the Halloween party. The costume is not hard to make, though
you should pay attention to details.
Things you will need:
Step 1: Put on a white, long-sleeved shirt, preferably
made of natural fibers. The shirt doesn’t need to be whiter than white;
remember that you are dressing up as a pirate who looks dirty most of the time.
Step 2: Wear the gray/blue vest over the shirt. The
vest should be long enough to reach the middle of your thighs. You can easily
find this type of vests in thrift shops. Again, don't bother making the vest
look clean, since you are going for a dirty look here.
Step 3: Get the old white scarves and tie them around
your waist. Long ones will do very nicely.
Step 4: Long, brown boots are a must. If you don't have
one yet, do not bother to buy a brand new pair since brown leather boots can be
quite expensive. Shop around thrift shops for one. Old-looking ones will be
perfect for your outfit. If you have black boots, you can just spray paint or
dye them brown.
Step 5: Now you must take care of the hair. Your outfit
will go to waste if you don't wear dreadlocks. Jack Sparrow MUST wear
dreadlocks. If you don't have dreads, then you just have to fake them. Buy or rent
a black wig with dreadlocks on them. This is definitely worth the investment if
you want an authentic Jack Sparrow look.
Jack Sparrow has beads on his dreadlocks. If the
wig you rented doesn't have beads on the dreadlocks, you can simply get hair
beads from a crafts store and put them on. Download a picture of Jack Sparrow
to get an idea of how much beads you're gonna need for the hair.
If you have the time, you may want to grow a goatee
a few weeks before the party so you can twist it into a couple of braids, just
like Jack Sparrow's.
Step 6: Like it or not, Jack Sparrow wears makeup. You
will need black eyeliner to get his mysterious eyes. Apply the liner on the top
and bottom of your eyelids. Smudge it a little from the outside corner. Now put
black mascara on and remove any clumps. Jack Sparrow has tanned skin, so brush
some bronzing powder on your face and arms.
Step 7: Accessorize. Put on costume rings of
any kind on the fingers of both hands. Buy a pirate hat or an old costume cowboy
hat and turn up the three sides. If you don't have a hat at all, you can
just tie a red printed bandanna around your head.
And don't forget that we carry our own Jack
Sparrow costume, as well as a kids
Jack Sparrow costume.