All Posts Tagged 'pirates'

Dress Up Costume Ideas for Kids: How to Inspire Imaginative Play at Home

by |March 20, 2020

Dress Up Costume Ideas for Kids: How to Inspire Imaginative Play at Home

Kids love to play in a variety of ways. They love games, toys, singing, dancing and dressing up! Playing pretend is a lot of fun, and so are costumes that encourage imaginative play. Does your child love to pretend to be a firefighter? What about pirates or fairies? Whether you're on the hunt for occupation costumes or storybook and fairy tale outfits, your child will love playing with these dress-up costume ideas for kids!

 

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Northern Invasion: A Complete Viking Costume Guide

by |August 29, 2018

Vikings Costume Guide

When you think of Vikings, what comes to mind? You most likely think of big, powerful warriors with intimidating weapons and helmets ready for a fight. And you’re probably picturing a big group of them on a big ship coming to raid villages. During the Viking Age centuries ago, these Scandinavian warriors made a name for themselves by invading and taking over parts of Northern Europe. Like pirates, they come from the water and attack in their process of taking prisoners, acquiring goods, and taking over territories. Another thing Vikings have in common with pirates is that they make for great Halloween costumes. Want to figure out which Viking garb is the best fit for you? Sound your Gjallarhorn and take a look below for the complete guide to Viking costumes.

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These Classic Halloween Costumes are the Spirit of Spooky Season [Costume Guide]

by |January 12, 2018

Classic Halloween Costumes

Superhero and Star Wars costumes are great, but sometimes you want a costume that's a little more...traditional. You know, like a witch or a vampire, maybe a ghost or skeleton. Those fun but scary costumes that are always in style! Or how about the classic Halloween costumes from decades past, like pumpkins and animals? Maybe even clowns and other funny costumes? Sure, costumes like this could sometimes be terrifying or outright incomprehensible, but we're reminiscing about the good ones! So if these are the types of old-fashioned, traditional, or vintage Halloween costumes that you're looking for, then this guide is for you. Let's take a trip through the Museum of Classic Costumes and find the perfect traditional Halloween costume!

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Famous Pirate Women in History

by |May 22, 2017
Categories: Infographics

Famous Pirate Women in History

Throughout history, many famous pirates have sailed throughout the world. A lot of notable pirates such as Sir Francis Drake and Blackbeard, among others, were male, but there were plenty of women pirates who were just as ruthless. Even like their male counterparts, there are some pirate women who have only existed throughout the hundreds of stories in pirate lore. The reason why there are so many interesting stories about pirates is because there's very little historic documentation of them, especially with female pirates. In most of history, women were not supposed to be pirates. One of many superstitions of the seas was that it was bad luck to have a woman aboard your ship. To keep their identity concealed, some would dress and live as men during their time on the water.

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Little Black Dress Costume Ideas

by |October 9, 2012
Categories: Costume Guides

Little Black Dress Costume Ideas

Do you have a little black dress laying around? If you do and are in the market for a last-minute Halloween costume idea, here are some quick and easy little black dress costume ideas to get that lbd to work for you! (Plus, these women's DIY Halloween costumes are soooo cute.) By incorporating some inexpensive costume accessories into your wardrobe, this little black dress costume can take you from the weekend before Halloween, to All-Hallows-Eve, to the Halloween after parties.

 

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7 Hollywood Pirates and their Real Life Counterparts

by |September 2, 2011
Categories: Resource

Arrrr, pirates! Romantic, dashing, full of eyeliner and dreadlocks, they have entertained us for so long we tend to forget who the real pirates were. There's more of a chance you'll know the name Jack Sparrow over Edward Teach, or Captain Hook over Christopher Newport. Even hearing the name Dread Pirate Roberts will have you bellowing "You killed my father ... prepare to die!" before you think about Bartholomew Roberts.

Since pirate garb is a time-honored costume theme for Halloween, it's time...

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