Pirate Costume and Treat Bag
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Pirate Costume and Treat Bag

This costume is a Halloween favorite. Turn your little trick or treater into a swashbuckling pirate out on the hunt for lots of pirate goodies!
Designed by Michaels Design Team
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • For Costume
  • Jerzees® T-Shirt: Black, Red
  • Tulip® T-Shirt Board
  • Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™: White Matte
  • Tulip® Fabric Paint: Black, Gold Glitter
  • Tulip® Fashion Glitter™: Black
  • Scribbles Fabric Paint: Red Glitter, Black
  • Black Pirate Hat
  • Printable Pattern
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Flat Paintbrush
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Plate

  • For Treat Bag
  • Horizon Canvas Tote Bag: Medium
  • Tulip Slick® Fabric Paint: Red, Black, White, Brown

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Pre-wash t-shirts following manufacturer’s instructions.

Step: 2

Place board inside black t-shirt to prevent paint from seeping through.

Step: 3

Use pattern to trace skull design onto black t-shirt. Paint in with white matte. Let dry.

Step: 4

Paint face with black. Immediately sprinkle on black glitter. Shake off excess. Outline design with red glitter paint. Let dry.

Step: 5

Vest: Remove sleeves from red t-shirt. Lay shirt flat and cut up center. Cut sides into a V, as shown in photo. Using black Scribbles paint, draw lines on shirt about 2-inches apart. Use flat paintbrush to brush out the lines to create stripes. Add buttons down front, 3 on each side, with gold glitter paint. Let dry.

Step: 6

Treat Bag
Use paint directly from the bottle to draw the white skull and crossbones onto the tote bag. Let dry and add eyes, nose and mouth as shown.

Step: 7

Draw “X” with red paint, let dry and outline with black.

Step: 8

Write AHOY MATEY with black paint.

Step: 9

Draw pathway to x with black paint, let dry.

Step: 10

Place small amount of brown paint on paper plate, add a few drops of water to thin. Use paintbrush to add streaks of brown to make tote bag look worn.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.

Follow instructions on fabric paint for laundry care.

The pirate hat, hook and eye patch are available for purchase at Michaels.