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Captain Josh Sparrow

Contest Photo by: KCoggins07
Connellys Springs, NC
Category: Creative Creatures

Brief Description:

My son Josh wanted to be a pirate for Halloween. Since we were planning to go to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in Disney World in October, we decided he should dress up as Captain Jack Sparrow. Actually, his father and I also dressed as pirates for the party and we had a great time. At the Boo to You Parade, Captain Barbosa told us we had a "good-looking crew"!

Materials:

I made the shirt from cotton material. The vest is an old jacket with the sleeves removed. I made the sash from an old scrap of fabric and fabric paint. The pants are women's capri pants. I made the boot covers from black felt and the beard and moustache from double-sided tape, yarn and beads. The hat, belt and sword were purchased at Disney World.

Time to Create:

I worked on this on and off for about 2 weeks.
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