How to Make a Jack Sparrow Costume and a COSTUME CONTEST!

Time to show off my little Jack Sparrow!  Plus I am entering a costume contest and you can enter too!  Are you ready to make your own Jack Sparrow costume??

We will get to all the costume details in a second.  First though I am entering this one into a great costume contest and thought y’all might want to join me!
PennySaverUSA and Mogasa are having a Costume Bash for Cash!  Submit a photo of your kid’s halloween costume or YOUR halloween costume for a chance to win up to $300!!  Yes this one is definitely worth entering!
Contest details: 
Enter a contest photo of you or your kiddo all dressed up for Halloween anytime between now and November 1st, 2011 at They pick the top three photos and host them on PennySaverUSA’s blog for voting between November 2nd-4th. The photo with the most votes in each category wins $250.  Or bonus…if you sign up for Mogasa you will win $300!  For full contest details, please visit: PennySaverUSA. 
Rules: Contest is open to anyone in the contiguous US. Must be 18 or older to participate. No entry fee or purchase necessary to participate. Can only enter one photo in either the Ghastly Grownup or Little Monster category.

Now let’s talk about my entry!  Jack Sparrow is pretty simple to make and I personnally think it is adorable!  My little man thinks he is a super scary pirate though so don’t ruin it for him…  :) 

I took a black witch’s wig.  Cut it off to be about shoulder length.  Then I added on some beads, etc for authentic Jack Sparrow hair…. 

His mustache and goatee are just Halloween facepaint.  Easy to apply and remove… 

He got the pirate necklace for his birthday this year.  It was the only thing he wanted.  :)  I dug out two old belts that came from who knows where.  I added a hole for his small waist.  There is also a black sash in there.  I just took a long strip of fabric that I ripped off of a remnant in the closet.  The sword he has had forever but you can certainly find one at a dollar store…

The pants came from goodwill and so did the boots.  I looked for over a month and finally found the perfect pair of boots!  The key to a great budget Halloween costume is deciding waaaay in advance what your kids are going to be.  That way you have time to look for budget options at goodwill, thrift stores, or garage sales.  (Hint the Mogasa app will help you find garage sales in your area.)

I took a woman’s red shirt from the goodwill and cut it into a vest.  I then used the arm fabric to make a bandana to go around his head.  The white shirt is just a button down shirt.  I actually got that one at goodwill as well but you may already have that in the closet…

Budget total — $12.97!!  Any Jack Sparrow costume I looked at that even came close to looking like this was over $50. 

My little Jack Sparrow is ready to go trick or treating next week!

We had to get down in the creek at the house to get all of these pics.  Little man insisted that pictures with cows in the background were not good enough for Jack Sparrow.  :)

Do you have your kids (or your) Halloween costumes complete?  Are you going to enter them into the PennySaverUSA costume contest??  Ah…come on…come over and join me and Jack…

Mogasa paid for a link to the costume contest.  However, all opinions are mine.  And I will truely be entering — I think it is a great opportunity!
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  1. says

    Oh my gosh! Your little guy is quite intimidating! ;)
    He’s a cutie for sure, and you did a fabulous job on that costume for a super price! Love thrifting!

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