Okay, first off, I'm not a big fan of the PotC movies- but seeing Johnny Depp's costume- well- I had to attempt it! I did this for Halloween 2007, I'm still working on it bit by bit. I got a compass tonight, I'm hoping to make a coat and hat for the next time I use it.
One of the big tips I found on many websites was to 'dirty up' the clothes, but I couldn't bear to rub dirt all over my brand new pirate shirt and boots after they'd cost me $25 each. Hehe.
I only got one decent pic (which unfortunately doesn't show off the boots I made )
Let's see here, I'll have a brief little breakdown of what I made and what I bought.
Boots: from a pair of black square toed dress shoes, covered in ultrasuede, and made into about knee-high boots
Sash: from a pillowcase, painted stripes with acrylic
Belts: bought belts, made buckles from Sculpey (night before Halloween, haha). I hung some things from the belt like Captain Jack had in the movie; some little furs and things. Didn't have a compass, but I just found one today in a mega blocks playset, hehe!
Bandana: made from pillowcase
Wig/facial hair: Wig was store bought, but I cut, styled, etc. it all myself.
Beads were also handmade from Sculpey, and the stick was one I found and carved to shape. Facial hair was extra clippings from the wig.
Vest: from men's dress shirt
I think that's it! If anyone has any tips on a pattern that would be good for a jacket, I'd really appreciate it--- and any tips on making a hat would be awesome! I found one tutorial, but it would be about $80 to make their hat.... money I don't have... heh...
Any questions/comments greatly appreciated and welcome- I'll post pics of the boots when I get home if anyone's interested!