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What to Wear: Pirate Folklore Costumes

When it comes to pirate folklore, there are many mythical creatures that are recounted from tales from the sea. All the way dating back to story of Odysseus of Ancient Greece to modern Hollywood versions of pirate stories like the Pirates of the Caribbean, sprites, mermaids, and many others have made sea stories so much more interesting. That’s the inspiration for today’s “What to Wear” post. If you’re attending a pirate festival or party this summer, you don’t have to go with the crowd and wear a pirate costume. You can get a little more creative and wear one of these cool fairy tale costumes instead!

Mermaids
Mermaids are one of the most popular fictional figures of the ocean and have been the subject of fascination for sea travelers for many years. Half human, half fish, mermaids are said to be beautiful creatures with enchanting voices who have seduced many at sea. If you’d like to channel the mystery and beauty of mermaids at your next pirate event, here’s a fabulous costume that you’ll love.

Dazzling Mermaid Adult Costume
Dazzling Mermaid Adult Costume

Fairies
Another popular creature of pirate folklore is the fairy. Whether in art or in tall tales, fairies have made appearances in pirate folklore for many years and continues to be incorporated in new tales with shows like in Disney’s Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy. Here’s a great costume that captures that spirit in a fun and stylish way.

Pirate Zarina Classic Child Costume
Pirate Zarina Classic Child Costume

Ghosts
Ghost stories have been a part of pirate life whether it’s the crew exchanging tales of terror, or pirates themselves being the subject of the story. You can capture the essence of a pirate ghost tale with this amazing Victorian ghost costume. This scary costume conjures up tales of a heartbroken widow waiting for her mate to return to port and is perfect for making an impression at a pirate event.

My Spirit Lady Adult Costume
My Spirit Lady Adult Costume

Zombie Pirates
This last costume idea is also inspired by death on the sea. Zombie pirates or stories of a wrecked ship pirated by ghosts is a common theme in pirate folklore. So common, that we even saw them in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean. If you want to give everyone a real scare at your next pirate event, try dressing as a zombie pirate! Just take an average pirate costume and add some zombie prosthetics and makeup to create a terrifying look.

Cutthroat Pirate Adult Costume
Cutthroat Pirate Adult Costume

Now it’s time to find a great costume of your own! Head over to PureCostumes.com to show our entire collection of pirate and fairy tale costumes for a fun and unique look for your next event. Let us know which of them you would wear by leaving a comment below!

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