WHY DID I MAKE THIS COSTUME:
I decided to do this costume since my boyfriend dresses up as Captain Jack Sparrow and since I was going to help out with the SoCal Rum Parties. So while I was sick one weekend, I decided to start working on this costume.
HOW DID I MAKE THE COSTUME:
Photo references for this costume were found on costumersguide.com. I used a linen look fabric for the shirt, which was lightly tea-stained for a semi-aged look. The pants were actually just an old pair of huge slacks that I cut down and resized. The vest was by far the msot difficult, since it is handstitched and fully lined. I hand stitched the striped pattern on the back of her vest, using plain black embroidery threads. The front of the vest is a rose print upholstery fabric. The hat was handmade out of black craft felt and shredded and sandpapered. The boots are an old pair of medieval boots that I have had forever. The wig was purchased online and altered for length and style.