Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me! We are so excited to attend the Children’s Gasparilla Parade this weekend in Tampa. It’s a family tradition for many residents in the Tampa Bay area. The best way to gear up for one of the biggest pirate celebrations in the country is wearing a costume. There are some people who really go all out by purchasing high-end costumes from local shops. However, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to create cool costumes for your little buccaneers. Check out these last minute DIY pirate costumes for Gasparilla.
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Supplies for DIY Pirate Costumes
- White shirt
- Black shorts or pants
- Red bandanas
- Pirate temporary tattoos
- Black makeup
- Felt sheets (red, black or white)
- Pirate hat
- Red fabric
- Eye patch
The costumes below are perfect for babies and toddlers. I was able to save clothes that my oldest used to wear to create pirate costumes for my youngest child. They are easy to make and don’t require sewing skills.
You can keep it simple or get a little fancy with the costumes for preschoolers and older kids.
I had the opportunity to appear on the local news to show parents how to create these easy DIY pirate costumes for kids. I was able to create each outfit for under $10. Use clothes in the kid’s closet or find cheap clothes at your local thrift store. If you’re looking for more DIY pirate costume ideas, check out my Pinterest board for great ideas for the Gasparilla Fest. They are also perfect for Halloween or any pirate themed celebration.
Looking for tips to prepare for the Children’s Gasparilla Parade? Check out my blog post for Tampa Bay Moms for great information. I share all the details about parking, items to bring and the best area to view the parade. Make sure to bring a wagon or stroller for the little ones. There’s a lot of walking involved so they will need a break.
Want more ideas for pirate crafts as well as DIY projects and activities? Check out these fun ideas below to celebrate Gasparilla, Halloween or Talk Like a Pirate Day.
- Treasure Map Craft
- DIY Cardboard Pirate Sword
- Pirate Ship Crafts
- Cardboard Pirate Ship Wagon
- Adorable Pirate Craft
- DIY Treasure Chest
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