Pirate Costume
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Pirate Costume

Shiver me timbers! Make a pirate out of your little trick-or-treater! Just a couple of t-shirts and well-placed cuts, and your costume is ready in no time!

Created by Michaels Design Team

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • JerzeesĀ® T-Shirt, White
  • JerzeesĀ® T-Shirt, Red
  • Felt Square, Black
  • Pre-made Foam Pirate Hat
  • Pre-made Foam Sword
  • Needle & White Thread
  • Scissors
  • Fabric Glue
  • Feather Parrot

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Cut arms completely out of white shirt (set aside to use fabric), cut neckline from shirt.

Step: 2

Using one of the sleeves, from white shirt, cut apart at seamline and cut hem from end. Make slits 1-inch apart the length of sleeve leaving 1-inch uncut. Gather uncut edge with needle and thread to make ruffeled collar. Glue to center top of shirt.

Step: 3

Cut slits 1-inch apart and 3-inches long up from hem of white shirt.

Step: 4

Cut arms from red shirt, cut hem from bottom. Cut up center of shirt.

Step: 5

Cut front panels on a slant like picture to make vest look. Glue 1-inch circles cut from black felt down sides of red shirt vest to look like buttons.

Step: 6

Attach feather parrot to shoulder.


Refer to photo to complete project.

Accessorize this quick costume project with store-bought sword and pirate hat or make your own with these online projects:
Pirate Hat
Pirate Sword