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Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan is easily one of the most recognizable mascots. You don’t even have to dress like a pirate if you pull his name in a game of charades. Just put your hand on your hip and mime standing on a barrel. Most people will know exactly who you’re talking about.

And though you might not need to dress like a pirate to evoke The Captain, there’s no reason you shouldn’t! Especially on August 16, National Rum Day. Most of the pieces of his costume are pretty easy to find and can be mixed into other period costumes for an added bonus!

The first thing you need is a red and gold pirate hat. Under that you’ll want a long black wig and a black goatee. A red and gold pirate’s coat, white shirt with a ruffed collar, brown leather bandolier, and blue collared cloak make up the top half of his clothing. You’ll have to add gold edging to the cloak but gold tape should make that easy. Black breeches, a brown belt, and brown boots make up the bottom half. And of course no pirate would be complete without his saber and his pistol. You don’t need to carry a barrel with you though you can if you like. Finding anything to prop a foot on and strike a pose will do just fine!

Bombshell Ravager

In DC Bombshells, Ravager is a prophetic pirate who joins the other members of the Suicide Squad at Belle Reeve Manor. Her look is inspired by pirate pinups, and though the exact color scheme is difficult to find, the essence of the character is easily captured with steampunk fashion and accessories.

Captain Don Karnage

Don Karnage from TaleSpin

Don Karnage is the leader of a group of air pirates and captain of the massive hybrid airship, the Iron Vulture, which serves as an airborne aircraft carrier. He is the main antagonist in the series TaleSpin and frequently crosses paths with cargo pilot Baloo.

Guybrush Threepwood

In the Monkey Island game series, Guybrush Ulysses Threepwood considers himself a mighty pirate, though others often bungle his name and mistake him for a floors inspector. Among his quirks are a dislike of heavy syrup and an irrational fear of porcelain.

Dread Pirate Roberts

In The Princess Bride, Dread Pirate Roberts (Cary Elwes) is a pirate with a mythical reputation who is feared across the seven seas for his swordfighting skills. It’s revealed that Dread Pirate Roberts is actually a succession of individuals who pass on the name, with farm boy Westley as the latest.

Captain Hook

If he’s not chasing the Lost Boys and Tinker Bell or plotting ways to capture Peter Pan, you can find Captain Hook hiding from his crocodile nemesis. Hook sure did wear some fancy pirate gear before being swallowed by that croc.

Jack Sparrow

Jack Sparrow is an eccentric scoundrel, who’s always looking for ways to regain his status as Captain on The Black Pearl. His tongue is as quick as his sword and he can often negotiate his way out of any situation as well as he can fight his way out it.

Sloth

In the Goonies, Sloth is one of the Fratelli brothers. Because of his deformities, he’s kept chained up by the rest of his criminal family. Fortunately, he’s freed and won over by Chunk with a Baby Ruth bar. Hey yoooou guysssss.

Monkey D. Luffy

In One Piece, Monkey D. Luffy is captain of the Straw Hat Pirates and one of its top fighters. Despite his troublemaking ways, he comes from an esteemed lineage, as his father is Revolutionary Army commander Monkey D. Dragon and his father’s father is famed Marine Monkey D. Garp.