Pirates & Wenches
Next Club RUB is May 22nd - The theme is Pirates, Wenches, Gypsies and Jolly Rogers! Shiver me timbers – Muuuuaaaahhhhhaaaaahhhhaaaahhaaa Aaaaaarrrrrrgggghhhhh!
Lets not be snobs. Sometimes a cheap outfit is just as thrilling as an expensive one. So long as you're getting involved. There are millions of pirate sites - get surfing now. The theme is a real treat as everyone loves a pirate or a good old Jolly Rogering!
Get any wide brim floppy style hat and pin it up into a tricorn very easily. Add a couple of feathers. Maybe staple or glue some braid around the edge.
Basic Pirate Gear:
This consists of hat, trousers, vest, cloak, shirt, boots, earrings, eye patch and pirate weapons, including a hook! Parrot - optional! Here's one with real feathers. Fancy a cute pirate look? Great selection of bit and bobs including a spyglass! I really hope someone comes as this!
Step 1 Pirate weapons are easy to find.
Step 2 The hat is very important!
Again there are loads on the internet and you will definitely find one in your local party shop as Pirates is in the top five themes! Or even a bandana. Don't forget to embellish your hat with old pins, sculls and brooches - and even add some feathers, etc. Try to make it your own.
Step 3 The pants or skirt
Go to your local thrift store (or charity) and seek out a pair of black leather or PVC pants to cut up and make ragged calf length. Gok Wan has made these fashionable again. These can either hang loose over your boots - or be tucked in. They can also be baggy harem style if you choose! Stripped pyjama bottoms cut up will work too. Great price on leatherette jeans.
Step 4 The shirt
The best pirate shirts are those loose white (usually) cotton garments with a draw string neck, balloon sleeves with a frill found the cuff. They look great in black too. You can also layer up your pirate shirts and jackets, one over the other (pirates are notoriously untidy). This site has 30 different styles to choose from in 10 colours.
Step 5 Waistcoat
Any will do. embroidered, sequined, leather, tweed, cotton etc.
Step 6 The cloak or jacket
Can be made from an old full circle skirt by cutting down one of the side seams. Sew cords to each end of the waistband so that I could tie it in a debonair fashion hung off one shoulder.
Step 7 Belts and scarves
Old belts, scarves and cummerbunds are wonderful! They can not only go around your waist but around your neck, head or over your shoulder like a cartridge belt.
Step 8 The Boots have it!
Pirates always wear snazzy boots! Embellish with a pair of old buckles or tie some scarfs around them. Thigh boots are perfect.
Step 9 Add wig or make up
Lastly you can add final touches to your costume by wearing a wig or face make up - plenty of eyeliner. You can get dreadlock wigs at party stores or 'black women's hair product shops'!!! Don't forget the large hoop earrings and draw on some tattoos with a permanent felt pen.
Bloomers are a good starting point.
Great looking wench sets from this US site – especially this bodice.
This US company has Fast delivery to the UK on 114 pirate outfits!
This sort of cheaper wench outfit would look great shortened with rubber stockings & opera length gloves with the front of the skirt held up with rope or ribbon.
You could always hire a pirate wench outfit.
Sew a load of chocolate coins to your top and come as a treasure chest "Aye, I loves them wenches with their low cut tops. Coz I really treasures their chests. Muhahahaha hahaha" said Pirate Jack.
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