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« on: November 06, 2009 04:30:29 AM »

Hullo all!

Here is my humble submission to the costume show, my husband and I in marvelous pirate attire for a suitably swashbuckling affair.

Now when I get invited to a pirate party that says 'costumes encouraged' I tend to get a little overenthusiastic. After scouring the web for pirate costumes I decided I would much rather make something custom for the two of us.

Made from scratch

Me:
Purple cotton blouse
Recon leather corset vest
Gold brocade gathered skirt with bustle
Vinyl boot-tops
weapons and accessories belt





Darling husband:
Cheesecloth lace-front shirt
Denim pirate coat with sword holsters


Complete with hand-stamped polymer clay pirate coin buttons...


Then I also whipped up my Mum's costume:
Blue paisley blouse
waist cincher
gathered skirt
eyelet underskirt
boot tops
accessories belt



I used a very heavily altered pattern for the coat, partly because the sleeves were just awful and partly because I wanted it to be wearable for regular use. The vest was another very heavily altered pattern, until it became a custom design. Skirts, bustle, waist cincher and boot-toppers were all made up on the spot.

We had such a fantastic night and I was so thrilled that nearly everyone dressed up, but NOONE had the same ebay-costumes as us!  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009 07:29:52 PM »

You all look great EE!!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009 06:17:19 PM »

Thanks Pogo!

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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2009 05:22:32 PM »

Wow!  I love them all...I chuckle that you and your mother both have perfect pirate boots and your husband is wearing his modern pirate work boots.   Cheesy

But I really like your corset...your outfit almost reminds me of the movie Firefly.

I would have loved to have had a costume like this for Halloween.
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