Kids Pirate Costume
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Kids Pirate Costume

Aargh! This pirate costume is easy to make and looks great. You’ll be the hit of the neighborhood. Designed by Michaels Design Team
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • Long-Sleeve White Tee Shirt
  • Red Tee Shirt
  • Small White (collar) and Small Black (belt) Tee Shirts
  • Gold Buttons
  • Wooden Stake-24 inches
  • Grip Yarn
  • Gray Felt-4 pieces
  • Black Dimensional Paint
  • Gold and Silver Acrylic Paints
  • White Ribbon
  • Needle and White Thread
  • Scissors
  • Wood Glue

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Cut sleeves and collar from red tee shirt.

Step: 2

Cut 8 inches from bottom of black shirt—fold cut part under and glue, this is your belt.

Step: 3

Sew gold buttons to front as shown and use black dimensional paint to draw straight lines from button to button, let dry flat.

Step: 4

Cut 8 inches from bottom of remaining white shirt, gather along one edge to shape color, stitch to front of first white shirt as collar.

Step: 5

Cut a 5-inch piece from stake, glue across remaining piece for handle of sword. Paint silver and gold as shown. Glue buttons in place.

Step: 6

Lay together and tie in center with piece of yarn. Divide some yarn for the side pieces and remaining for back. Roll 4 inch pieces of felt and roll yarn around at sides for curls.

Step: 7

Glue felt to inside to help shape.

Step: 8

Tie back with ribbon.


Adult supervision is recommended when making this costume.