Yo Ho, Yo Ho! A Pirate Halloween!

So, after much deliberation, we did a Pirate theme again!

It was Big Brother’s choice–either an animal or a pirate. He went back and forth between a jaguar and pirate for weeks–even suggesting a “jaguar-pirate”, but eventually, the pirate won out. After all, pirates get to carry swords! :) So, Little Brother donned the homemade parrot costume made 3 years earlier…

…and we made Big Brother a pirate costume!

Aarrrrrr, mateys! I LOVE this picture of him! :)

The pirate costume was SO easy to make! Just cut up a pair of old “comfy” black pants (with a perfect knee hole in the them already), cut the sleeves on a white shirt, made an almost no-sew pirate vest (we just had to sew little 2-inch shoulder seams), and got a cut of some awesome red fabric perfect for a sash! Then, I used the left overs to decorate a matching trick or treat bag for him.Here’s a few “up-close” shots of the costumes:

We kicked off the night by heading to a different neighborhood where one of the houses constructs a GIANT pirate ship every year! Seriously it’s one of the coolest Halloween DIY things I’ve ever seen. It’s their WHOLE front yard/driveway/walkway, complete with firing cannons (shooting smoke), fog, lights, music–the works! Totally amazing! Then, we headed back to our neighborhood where the boys had a blast trick or treating! The highlight in our neighborhood is a cul-de-sac that goes all-out, especially when it comes to pumpkin carving! Seriously, look at these!! We especially like the pirate-themed carvings! It was a great night and we had a blast watching our little pirate & his little parrot! Hope you had a fun night as well! :)

What did your kiddos/family dress up as?!



Comments

  1. We almost were pirates again this year too. We all love pirates! Cute costumes and a great family theme!

  2. Carol Dee says:

    How delightful. :) TFS.

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