Picture of ePirate Costume: A Modern Take On Piracy
This Instructable will detail the creation of a modern day pirate costume. We've all heard about torrents and pirates stealing data, but what do these guys actually look like? Here's my spin on it.

What you'll need:
For your head:
  • A bandanna
  • A flash drive
  • A clip-on earring
  • A Bluetooth headset/computer headset
  • An eye-patch
  • Headphones (Mp3 player optional)

For your body:
  • A black t-shirt
  • Spray paint
  • Paint pens/more paint (you'll see what I mean)
  • A computer mouse
  • Velcro
  • Sewing skillz! (and a needle and thread)
  • An old CD/DVD (or new, whatever floats your boat)
  • An Ethernet cable
  • Buttons, the ones with the safety pins on the back
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Step 1: Buttons

Picture of Buttons
I decided I would wear some buttons to further the idea of the pirating. I got pictures of the uTorrent logo, the Pirate Bay, and Lifehacker and printed them out. Then, I simply cut and glued them onto existing buttons (because I don't exactly have a button maker...).

Step 2: T-Shirt Build

Picture of T-Shirt Build
I wanted to make sure people got the joke, so I decided to spray paint "ePirate" on a black t-shirt. But you could wear an assortment of shirts referencing to modern day pirating.

I sketched the letters out on paper and cut them out, making the "e" bigger than "pirate". (See pics) You can either use the letters or the cut outs of the letters, AKA, if you want to have white or black letters. I chose to use white letters, so I taped the outlined pieces to the shirt. (See pic.)

I put cardboard in the shirt so the paint wouldn't soak through to the other side and there would be a more even surface for painting onto.

Paint the "e" before doing anything else. It turned out a cool ghostly white, not at all what I was expecting, but cool nonetheless and good enough to work with. Then, spray paint the pirate part. Next, we'll outline the letters....
bounty10125 years ago
Hahaha, Utorrent.
cloot1006 years ago
I like your bandana. I guess you like pirates.
sypher6 years ago
G'NERD, to the core
omgitsmario6 years ago
That is so awesome. Two thumbs way up!
technick29 (author)  omgitsmario6 years ago
Thanks man! Can you vote for me in the book contest since you liked it so much?
Done! =O
duck-lemon7 years ago
If it be a plus ye want than it be a plus ye pay your leg for me hartees. And cool idea
technick29 (author)  duck-lemon7 years ago
Thank you!
Ima_Pirate7 years ago
YAR! A great idea! My son, a modern pirate would love this! Sorry I didn't comment earlier. Was too busy playing NES games on my PSP.
technick29 (author)  Ima_Pirate7 years ago
Haha thanks man. Care to give me a plus? ;)
Yar, course matey. I also liked the button idea, as I haven't plundered any loot latetely, and can't afford an Isohunt T-Shirt.
Nice man, Nice!
technick29 (author)  T3h_Muffinator7 years ago
Thanks Muff.