Here begins our exploration of pirate costumes for Halloween, a vast subject indeed, so keep a weather eye open and let's turn to, handsomely now.
We might as well start here, with Jack Sparrow. Due to the overwhelming presence of Johnny Depp and the unexpected success of the POTC franchise, Jack Sparrow has become for the modern audience what Long John Silver was for previous audiences, that is to say, the default celebrity pirate. As such your Jack Sparrow and Sparrow-inspired options are many including licensed, unlicensed, and knock-off options.
Two true costumes here. Each of these is a very nice Jack Sparrow option. They look great, but take warning, many of the items pictured don't come with the costume itself. You will need accessories, including the footwear and the whole package is likely to set you back a few hundred bucks. The coat on the left is the more complete picture, but he is wearing the hated BOOT TOPPERS! The boots on the right are at least a hundred and a half so really your whole outfit could run you $300+. You don't have to go "official" however. Oh no. There are options.
|From "lovable" rogues we move to "heroes"|
The key thing about these three is the simplicity of it all. Puffy shirts, tight trousers, boots (toppers) and maybe a sash. These are the heroic types evoking Errol Flynn. They are decent enough with the right accessories, although they guy on the right is just boring. He could be the hero in any number of made for SyFy movies set in non-specific time periods or fantasy worlds.
I'd even use that as a basic Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride in a pinch.
Never fear, mates, they get better...and worse.
Keep yer punkins lit.