Looking for some swashbuckling fun this Halloween? Let your child pillage the back of your closet for this creative pirate costume.
Find a pair of old black pants and fringe the edges with scissors.
Tuck in a big gold or white blouse. Tie a red scarf around the pirate's waist and a bandanna around his head.
Clip on some gold costume jewelry, then add an eye patch and a pirate's hook (all inexpensive party store finds).
Dab on black face paint for a beard and missing-tooth makeup.
If you've got a stuffed bird in your toy box, use craft wire to attach it to your pirate's shirtsleeve. Now he's ready to collect his Halloween booty.