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fluffypants
« on: April 30, 2008 08:59:52 PM »

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. Smiley
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 Sad )



Let's see here, I'll have a brief little breakdown of what I made and what I bought.

Bought:
Renaissance shirt
Men's pants

Made:
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!
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2008 09:15:02 PM »

wow! that's pretty rad!  i like the sash thing....  but the facial hair is definatly creeping me out!  how did you do it?
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fluffypants
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2008 09:18:56 PM »

wow! that's pretty rad!  i like the sash thing....  but the facial hair is definatly creeping me out!  how did you do it?
Haha, thanks!  It was such a pain in the butt.  I had a little bundle of long clippings from the wig; I made the braids ahead of time, and stuck them on with spirit gum. Then I did the outline of the beard part on my face in spirit gum, bit by bit, and patted on some of the long pieces of hair, and trimmed them to shape.  It was SO itchy; and so painful to take off... and I did it three times... twice in one day.  It left my skin really dry; but the costume wouldn't have been the same without it!
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piaochong
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2008 10:43:34 PM »

haha thats awesome! i love the fact you did the facial hair, your right, it wouldnt look the same without it!
absoloutly love it!
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mirthgoddess
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008 11:21:58 AM »

Great job! Very good likeness there!
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fluffypants
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2008 06:54:50 PM »

Thanks folks! I had fun stumbling down the halls tossing candy at people, hehehe.
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Green.Fuzzer
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2008 01:57:45 PM »

I love your outfit. I need to make something similar for my son though I don't think it will be as elaborate, unless he puts in some effort to help.  Smiley Though we can't see your boots I was wondering if you could explain how you did them or give a link or perhaps know how to make spats that would look like the boots?

Thanks. Again Love the outfit.
Tammy
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fluffypants
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2008 02:30:45 PM »

Thanks!

There are some more pics of my costume here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=255230.0

I used this tutorial for the boots, but it was a lot of work, and it wasn't really easy, nor am I completely happy with the results.  I'd advise getting a pair of boots and just throwing some extra fabric around the top for the folded down part if you can.

http://www.sithcamaro.com/boottut/
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