The Perfect Costumes for Pillaging
This is me and my sister as pirates. We made pretty much everything from scratch, most parts are made from Simplicity and Vogue patterns. It was SO much fun. One of the photos is (obviously) hyper-edited, but the rest are untouched. I'm in pink, my sister is in black.
A few costume tips:
- Start early. This gives you time to shop around for cheap fabric and trims. Most of these fabrics came in at $2 a yard or less.
- Have a teammate. Two people are more convincing than one somehow.
- Think creatively about patterns. Look at costume patterns and normal clothes patterns for parts to use. Combine things from multiple patterns - we used 4 different patterns for this.
- Too much is never enough. Layer, add decoration, add parts, whatever.