Follow These Hacks and Be the Best Dressed Female Pirate
Regardless of the occasion, donning a pirate costume is fun. Has anyone ever said you that women don’t make good pirates? They are so wrong. Though we have only handful of names of noteworthy female pirates, there are in fact equally mean and more dangerous.
Back then usually women weren’t allowed to enter pirate ships. Did that deter the badass females away? No! They impersonated men and sneaked into the ships. They concealed their sexuality by wearing the same clothes as male pirates.
Dressing up as a pirate:
There are many options for Halloween costumes for women online. The way of dressing is influenced by the wealth of the pirate. Decide if you want to go for a modern sexy pirate look or a historical look.
Proper grooming: Even if you’ve got your hands on the perfect pirate outfit, you’ll need to look like one. Pirates are sun kissed since they spend most of the time in the ship’s deck. Apply bronzer or a foundation cream few shades darker than what you normally use.
Apply eyeliner and smudge for that perfect smoky eyes look. Wear your hair long and wavy. Either get a wig or use sea-salt spray.
Clothing: The captains had several clothing options while seamen stuck to raggedy clothing since they couldn’t afford better clothes. If you want to dress up like a proper lady captain, wear an elaborate frock coat or ruffled/layered long skirt. Ripped and faded clothing results in a more authentic look. Determine the style of bodice or corset you prefer.
If you glance through the Halloween costumes for women online, you’ll see white colored blouse to be the norm. Include a waistcoat or coat if you are eyeing on the captain look. When wearing knee-length trousers or skirts, you could wear woolen stockings.
The authentic pirate version includes two skirts. If you opt for a modern look, wear layered, ruffled or high low skirts. Bandannas can be tied around the neck or hair.
Accessories: What is a pirate without accessories?
- Pirate hat
- Leather belt or waist Baldric to carry weapons and drinks
- Small pistols, daggers and or sword
- Sandals, boots or buckle shoes
- Hoop earrings
- Temporary tattoos with designs like crossbones or skull is a fun addition
- Eye patch
Reds, crimsons, deep blues and violets were the common colors sported.
- Select all the pieces in black
- Club one color like read or deep blue with black and or white
- Club two colors with black and or white – brown and green, pink and burgundy, blue and gold
- You don’t always have to make sure the clothing pieces match because pirates can wear anything, they prefer
Your clothing choices are not the only thing that’s going to do the convincing. You can pull off the look only if you adopt the attitude and swagger of a pirate. Strut around with confidence, wear a scowl and mimic being drunk – You are going to be getting a lot of attention.