Pirates & Wenches
Club RUB March theme is Pirates and Wenches...Arrrgh! March 19th 2011 at Basing House, 26-27 Kingsland Road, Hoxton/Shoreditch, London E2 8AA.
Everyone loves a pirate theme! Blabber t' yer mates me hearties...arrrgh!
Due to the success of this theme we have decided to do it again. Key your name into this and it will generate you a pirate name. There will be pirate flag decorations. Gifts of pirate bracelets and temporary tattoos. Plus RUBBER pirate rings (see below).
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. These are great pirate pants. Very resonable pirate tricorn hat. Pirate shirt in eight colours. This is a great site for all pirate gear, including plus sizes.
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 bobsincluding 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 madethese 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. Moustashe.
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.
Kilts, Tartan & Steampunk
Everyone loves a KILT! February 19th 2011 is Kilts, Tartan and Steampunk at Basing House, 26-27 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch London E2 8AA.
The tartan and kilts theme has been a Club RUB favourite for many years. Steampunk was added 2010 to an amazing response. The best way to describe it is clockwork Victoriana. Brass parts on brown leather. Jules Verne meets 20,000 Legues Under the Sea. Top 10 Steampunk films!
Obviously if your creative you could do something like this.
The first Club RUB event of the New Year - January 15th 2011 is Uniform theme. NEW venue for the new year. Basing House, 25-27 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch/Hoxton, London E2 8AA.
Full latex military or aurthentic dress uniform. Or add a flavour with forage cap and insignior.
Upstairs and downstairs...the General and the maid. The chauffeur and the groom. The nurse and the solider.
Why not just add a military T-shirt to your leather trousers.
Need a baton, club, holder, hat and handcuffs to finish off your Police uniform. Plus this makes a bold statement for only £5. Perhaps you just need a shirt to add to your leather trousers. Add a couple of stars to the collar for a bit of bling. No coppers outfit is finished without the star shaped badge. Or a clip-on one.
Guys who don't know where to put their keys and money should take a look at some of these holders.
Second Coming have loads of great uniforms. Don't forget to hit the 'like' button to keep updated about all their items.
A few chevrons on your jacket.
This changes a plain white shirt into a medical one.
Army boots will fit in perfectly.
Mix it up in pink like this one.