Tales of the Seven Seas Costuming Suggestions

How to make yourself look like a pirate!

The first step is to decide what type of pirate look you'd like to have. These can be divided into three basic categories:

Captain
Pirate
Wench

Once you've settled on which look you want, see below for suggestions on how to look the part. Captain's costumes are the most expensive, but pirate and wench costumes can be plundered with fairly little expense. We even offer a large selection of Loaner Gear which includes complete costumes, accessories and propos for pirates to use when attending our events.

FROCK COATS
Kristi Smart Designs Our favorite frock coats
The Very Merry Seamstress Fabulous frock coats!
Rebecca's Renaissance Custom tailored pirate frock coats
Authentic Wardrobe For pirates desiring upper-crust costuming
Audrey Carol Custom frock coats
Dark AngelVelvet and brocade coats
Carlisle's High-end frock coats
Jas. Townsend & Sons Historically accurate 18th century frock coats
Simplicity Pattern 5958 Sew your own frock coat

PIRATE SHIRTS
Email Becky Cristler Our favorite for custom-tailored pirate shirts, exceptional quality and prices!!
The Very Merry Seamstress Pirate shirts for wenches!
Raleigh Creative CostumesPirate shirts and much more at great prices!
The costumer A wide range of pirate shirts at reasonable prices
Leatherworks Ruffled and cuffed romantic pirate shirts
Rebekah's Midieval Managerie Sizes small to 4X pirate shirts
Fun n' Folly Pirate shirts and everything else
Jas. Townsend & Son Historically accurate 18th century shirts
Sew your own pirate shirt

BODICES, SKIRTS AND CHEMISES

A chemise is an undergown, similar to a night gown which is worn underneath an overskirt and bodice.
See the photo at left


Rebecca's Renaissance Our favorite! Custom-tailored bodice/skirt/chemises, exceptional quality and prices!!
The Very Merry Seamstress Great bodices and chemises at great prices!
Rebekah's Midieval Managerie Plus size bodices, skirts and chemises
Fun n' Folly Bodices, skirts, chemise and everything else
Check the latest Ebay listings for bodices

BREECHES
The Very Merry Seamstress Pirate breeches for wenches!
Raleigh Creative CostumesBreeches and much more at great prices!
Rebekah's Midieval Managerie Plus size breeches
Fun n' Folly Breeches and everything else
Check the latest Ebay listings for bodices
Jas. Townsend & Son Historically accurate 18th century breeches and slops (sailor's pants)

WAISTCOATS (VESTS)
Raleigh Creative Costumes Waistcoats and much more at great prices!
Fun n' Folly Waistcoats and everything else
Jas. Townsend & Son Historically accurate 18th century waistecoats

BOOTS, BUCKLE SHOES & STOCKINGS
SCA Boots Great black leather pirate boots at a great price!
Champion Attitude Boots Many styles to choose from!
Midieval Collectibles Boots and more!
Ren Boots High-end pirate boots
Jas. Townsend & Son Historically accurate 18th century shoes and stockings
Check the latest Ebay listings for pirate boots

HATS
Captain Jack's Pirate Hats AWESOME pirate hats!!
Jas. Townsend & Son Historically accurate tricorns
Jas. Townsend & Son Historically accurate cavalier hats
Dirty Billy's Hats Hat's of all historical periods
Excalibur Leather Suede and leather tricorns
Check the latest Ebay listings for tricorns

UNMENTIONABLES
Bloomers 4U Ladies bloomer and pantalets

COMPLETE OUTFITS

Rebecca's Renaissance Our favorite for custom-tailored wench wear!!
The Very Merry Seamstress Complete outfits for wenches and pirates!
Midieval Collectibles Complete wench wear!
Authentic Wardrobe For pirates desiring upper-crust costuming
Fun n' Folly Complete wench and pirate outfits
Carlisle's High-end pirate outfits
Military Heritage Complete historic military uniforms

SWORDS
Legendary arms Swords of all types
Loyaliste Arms Swords and more
Midieval Collectibles Weaponry and more!
Grendal's Cave Swords and armory
Check the latest Ebay listings for cutlasses
Middlesex Village Trading Companie Historic swords and more

PISTOLS
Check the latest Ebay listings for non-firing reproduction flintlocks
Cherry'sFunctioning black powder flintlock pistols and more
Dixie Gun Works Functioning black powder flintlock pistols and more
Middlesex Village Trading Companie Functioning black powder flintlock pistorls and more