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Young Captain Jack Sparrow

Young Captain Jack Sparrow

This costume is of a young Captain Jack Sparrow from the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. I made this for my nephew, Christian, for Halloween 2004. I love his pose for the shot to the left =) . It seems to catch the spirit of the Jack so well.... a young Jack at least. ^_~

This costume was completely custom made and took a lot more work than I thought. To construct his outfit I took a pattern that was as close as I could get then I HEAVILY MODIFIED IT to get the shirt, pants and vest. The ‘boots’ where made using a pattern I made myself. The sash was made with a strip of fabric I stitched together then hand painted to get the right kind of stripes. My sister and I strung the beads for his hair then I constructed the wig using these and some hair I purchased at a beauty supply shop. The scarf for his head was made using a slightly modified one in a pirate pattern.

Though it took quite a bit of effort to make ((I was REALLY glad his brother’s costume was super easy to make.)) I think all the work was worth it. He was so happy when he got to wear it. He even won 1st prize for ‘scariest costume.’ ((A guess a pirate is pretty scary when your 6. ^_~))

Young Captain Jack Sparrow

Here is Christian with his award.

Young Captain Jack Sparrow

Here is the back of the costume. Sorry about
the bad quality of the photo. It's unfortunately
the only one I took. I realy don't miss the days before digital cameras for this reason.