If you'd rather walk the plank than buy an overpriced Halloween getup, whip up this look from your own buried treasure — old clothes — plus a few inexpensive extras.
First, raid the closets (or thrift store) for a striped tee, men's vest, boots, and scarves or bandannas. Find orange sweatpants ($15) at , and the pirate hat here ($10) at , plus an eye patch at a local costume shop. Nab several yards of rickrack and fabric glue (and contrasting felt, if decorating a plain hat) at a crafts store. Measure rickrack to trim pants and a basic hat, as shown; affix with glue.
Cut out the hat's skull symbol from felt using ; glue on.
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