Arrrr me hearties………we are all pirate inspired right nowso making lots of breeches, frilling up some shirts and finding all our corsets and fripperies. We are ready for some good old fashioned, bodice ripping, pirate wench costumes! Same as for the male version, the secret to a good pirate wench costume is all about the layering.
Layers of fun!
Lots of gorgeous layers of both functional and purely fashionable clothing are the go. These ladies lived a mobile life and picked things up on the go. A pirate lass needs to be able to fasten their tankard to their side and whip out their sword, while stomping the deck in their distressed boots. A wide hat helps cut out the sea glare. That coat they stole last time they plundered an English trade ship helps to cut the cold sea wind.
Pirate lassies are an enigma of the exotic, combining flirty with functional. Many belts and scarves provide plenty of nooks and crannies to hide a stash as well as add pizzazz. The undergarment of a flimsy blouse has a contrast tough leather jerkin or a plundered jacket slung across her shoulders.
Skirts can be ruffled petticoats, full and layered or short and tattered. Breeches are another option open to our heroines, conventional female attire be damned!
All those little extras…
Great extras are lace up boots, swashbuckling trims, colourful stockings and garters or even leg holsters for that hidden stiletto blade.
Pirate shows tend to be loud and boisterous affairs so make sure you dress for fun and stomping. From Pirate parties to How to Host a Murder shows – pirates tend to talk in lingo and drink heartily with plenty of cliched sayings to assist.
We have plenty of various costumes for sale or hire plus all the accessories to complete your pirate look. Whether it is a full outfit or just wig, hat, scarf, eye-patch or sword, there are so many options for this theme. You can go all-out or just reference it easily with simple accessories.
So Shiver Me Timbers and pass the bottle of rum – Enter if Ye Dare!