Buccaneers

There is only one rule for costume in our buccaneer ranks – please don’t buy or wear a fancy dress pirate costume. Not only does it look naff, but it’s a fire hazard! Opt for clothing made of natural materials – think wool, cotton, silk, linen. You can pick so much of this up at jumble sales, eBay, charity and High Street shops etc so it’s an easy look to create. Your buccaneer costume will usually include some of these elements:

Tricorn or bandana or both
Pirate coat or jacket
Blouse/shirt
Waistcoat
Corset
Trousers
Skirt – gypsy style or one you can hoik up over your petticoat
Petticoat
Belts galore for all sorts of things, including holding weapons

Boots
Necklaces and gold earrings
Sash/scarf – tied around the waist, hips
Gloves – good to protect hands against torch carrying
SBS badges – speak to the lovely Cathy Baker if you want to buy some of these
Tankard
Hip flask
Bag

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