Halloween DIY Costume of the Day: Corsair, ARG!

NEW ORLEANS - October means Halloween be almost here! And hoist the mainsail! Test Kitchen Taylor be showin' us a new do it yourself costume each day this month.

Do ye speak pirate? Let's see how ye do! (Non-pirate translation is at the bottom.)

Yoohoo, yoohoo and a bucket o' chum! There's a new costume o' the day blowin' through, and a bottle o' rum! Nay rum required fer this costume, but sometimes it helps.

The Pirate costume be pretty simple: black pants, white off the shoulder top, black belt and black lace-up booties, avast. Under me belt, I used a ripped piece o' lace from a barnacle-covered dress - reduce, reuse, recycle, am I right? Splice the mainbrace! Ye can use any type o' red fabric, belt or omit it totally. A red bandana on yer head really toughens up the look. Fold the bandana in half t' form a triangle, then tie it aroun' the back o' yer head - so simple. Yaaarrrrr!

>I also wore hoop earrin's and a black stone ring. Ye can also spice up the look with more jewelry or booty. Bangles, gemstones, and black or red jewelry would do the trick! I went with a dark red lip and black smokey eye. An eye patch, wooden leg, hook hand or parrot would really take the costume to the next level. Most items be probably available at the Dollar Tree - not so sure about the wooden leg though.

Check back tomorrow t' see what kind o' other costume tricks I have up me sleeve. Have a grog-filled Halloween!

Thanks to Fun Translations for helping me ace my pirate speak. If you're not a pirate, here's the translation:

Hello, here's a new costume of the day! No rum is required for this costume, but sometimes it helps.

The Pirate costume is pretty simple: black pants, white off the shoulder top, black belt and black lace-up booties. Under my belt, I used a ripped piece of lace from an old dress - reduce, reuse, recycle, am I right? You can use any type of red fabric, belt or omit it totally. A red bandana on your head really toughens up the look. Fold the bandana in half to form a triangle, then tie it around the back of your head - so simple.

I also wore hoop earrings and a black stone ring. You can also spice up the look with more jewelry or treasure. Bangles, gemstones, and black or red jewelry would all look great! I went with a dark red lip and black smokey eye. An eye patch, wooden leg, hook hand or parrot would really take the costume to the next level. Most items are probably available at the Dollar Tree - not so sure about the wooden leg though.

Check back tomorrow to see what kind of other costume tricks I have up my sleeve. Have a happy Halloween!