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How-To Pirate Costume

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A little nautical naughtiness never hurt anyone. Okay, maybe it has, but I'm sure you're innocent.
Pirate Costume

Pirate Costume

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You don't have to be a Pastafarian to appreciate the mystery and mischievousness of the pirate. Being a pirate for a day is so much fun because your character can be a little snide and a little sexy all at the same time. Talk one of your guy friends into making a Jack Sparrow costume and drag him along for a swashbuckling good time.

The outfit:
I have step-by-step tutorials for each part of the pirate costume.

The makeup:
Lots of eyeliner and some dark lipstick. use a bit of brown eyebrow penil to smudge here and there to simulate dirt on your cheeks. Pirates can also have scars, so for a rougher look, you can draw on a few stitches with the same eyebrow pencil.

Pirate chicks also have tattoo's, so slap on a temporary tat and tell everyone a tale about the scurvy sea dog that carved it on you with a sharp piece of iron and squid ink.

The Boots:
Pirates wear boots. Unfortunately, tall boots are expensive, and sometimes hard to find at the thrift store. to get around this, wear a pair of heel instead with some striped socks. You'll have the pirate look at half the price.

The Hair:
Tie a scarf on your head and wear your locks wild and free. Pirates don't own hair brushes.

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