Yarrrrgh! Ahoy Mateys! Your kids will have the time of their lives pretending to be an old sea dog in one of these traditional Pirate Costumes. Pirates were not known for being good people but today they are definitely known for having an almost comedic manner of speaking, a flamboyant way of dressing and very eccentric behavior that makes them the ideal characters when you want to completely step outside of your own character.
In the old colonial days, Pirates use to hunt down cargo ships out at sea with the goal of looting, stealing the goods and capturing the ship crew for their own use. They traveled in ships stolen from previous victims and they hung up very distinguishable skull and cross bone flags. Pirates terrorized sea travelers because they were unpredictable and had not remorse for their horrific actions. Examples of this type of pirate can be seen in movies like Peter Pan and Pirates of the Caribbean. This makes them a perfectly scary option for a Halloween costumes. One of the most popular pirates of these times was Captain Blackbeard. It is believed that the traditional evil Pirate leaders depicted in movies and cartoons are based off Blackbeard’s real life persona.
Today, the classic Pirate is no longer a threat with the exception of a few isolated incidents. Children love to wear Pirate costumes to represent one of the most interesting lifestyles of the colonial days. From the way they spoke to the way they dressed, Pirates created one of the most popular choices for Halloween Costumes for modern times.