Sadly, there is not much variety in men's' and and woman's' pirate costumes. Seriously, type pirate costumes into your search bar and see what you come up with for costumes. You either get Jack Sparrow ripoffs or Playboy Bunny wanna-be's. Granted we are going to the renaissance faire and pirates of that era didn't dress so that they would be instantly recognized as such, but come on! Jack Sparrow or Playboy Bunny?
Even the big 3 are that way! Now they do also offer cheesy cliche pirate options as well. But that is not any better. In fact, I think it looks cheaper, and I do not do cheap looking costumes. It's not my style. I say go big or go home!
4. Under vest
5. Over vest
That's right, DH likes layers and wants 2 vests for his costume to be worn together.
For mine, I did want something a little more fitted than the coat from S3677. I am in love with the corsets that Damsel in this Dress does. Michelle has mastered the art of making a women look sexy and still be tasteful! See what I mean? Gorgeous, right?!?! Everyone should go check out her Etsy store and buy one from her! I wish I could!
I am making my costume some what of a cross between the two. I am using the coat base of S3677 and tailoring it to be slightly more womanly and I am working up a faux leather corset boned entirely with spiral steel hoop boning. I first used it for the peacock dress and I am 100% sold on the amazingness of it! I can't believe I ever used the crappy plastic boning when I first started making costumes. As much as I love the idea bustles on back of the pirate corsets, I am not going to do it this time. Maybe next, we will see. The pieces I need to complete for mine are
More pictures will follow as we progress with these. The goal is to have both costumes completed by mid-October when we go to the faire.