The hair - Pirates aren't known to take the best care of their appearance: they've got more important things to worry about! As such, pirate hair is often long and messy, held into place with a classic pirate bandana.
The hat - Pirate hats come in a number of unique shapes and sizes, though they're usually big and triangular in shape. If you really want everyone to know you're a pirate then get a hat marked with the classic skull and crossbones.
Clothing - Pirate clothing usually consists of puffy shirts, vests, and pants tucked into their black boots.
Accessories - No pirate would be complete without his sword, so make sure you have one to hand. Other accessories that'll help you complete the pirate look include an earring in one ear, eye patch, feathers in your hair, and a parrot on your shoulder.
Some pirates even have missing hands, which they replace with hooks, and missing legs, which they replace with the wooden peg leg. Adding any of these accessories will make sure everyone knows what you've come as at this Halloween party!
Famous Pirate Characters
If you want to take your inspiration from famous pirates from the media then there are a few distinguishing features of these pirates you'll want to include:
Jack Sparrow - Jack wears the traditional puffy pirate shirt and big boots, but his most notable feature is his hair. You'll need long, dark dreadlocks if you want to go as this pirate at Halloween, with a red bandana and a triangular pirate hat.
Davy Jones - Here's a unique pirate costume idea! The best thing about Davy Jones is his beard full of tentacles. You can put this together yourself, but thankfully there are realistic masks available if you want to make things a little easier!
Captain Hook - This famous pirate was always after Peter Pan, but could never quite catch him. He has distinctive curly locks, a hook for a hand, and an irrational fear of ticking clocks!