Arrg Matey! An exceptional pirate costume is in the detailing by the addition of accessories.
On this page, we are featuring the Men’s pirate costume accessories that will take your costume from ordinary to extraordinary.
We are featuring pirate sashes, eye patches, faux parrots, pirate hooks, and nautical pirate props to bring your swashbucklin’ scallywag men’s pirate costume to a top-level costume.
Accessories will turn your pirate costume from a no-prize contestant to a first place winner at any Pirate Festival or Halloween costume competition.
Dress Like a Pirate by Creating a Detailed Pirate Costume Using Men’s Pirate Accessories!
I love putting personalized costumes together for cosplay events, LARP events, Pirate Festivals, Renaissance Fairs, and Halloween. I think it’s a blast to get into period costumes and pretend I am a character still living in the 14th to 18th centuries and the accessories are the items that will take a costume to a level of perfection. It is the detailing which gets added to a costume that will bring it to life and take the prize at a costume competition.
I am a semi-homemade kind of person when it comes to creating costumes and I prefer to build my own costume detailing from pieces I have either bought in thrift stores, found at flea markets, scavenged at garage sales, or have made myself. When all else fails I will buy high-quality pieces online because they are better looking than what I can find or make myself.
Hunting through thrift shops, garage sales, flea markets, junk shops, and the occasional antique shop when looking for pieces I need for my costumes can be very exciting. Especially when I find exactly what I wanted. I do want high-quality pieces and will only select pieces I think will make a more authentic costume as possible and I want them to last through many costume changes.
I add all acquired costume accessories to my costume wardrobe collection to use over and over again. Many historical era costumes pieces will overlap into different historical times and the accessories can be reused to achieve many different looks and styles. When I can’t find what I need and I can’t make it myself I buy it online.
Remember…..Accessories Can Make or Break a Costume!
I want to add detailed pieces to enhance the look, but I don’t want to go overboard and clutter things up too much either. However, with a pirate costume, a little clutter can work quite well, depending on the type of pirate look I want. Over excesses of jingle-jangle jewelry can actually be a good thing on a pirate, especially if it is a Jack Sparrow type costume.
Men’s Pirate Sash Accessory
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Just about any scarf in any print or color you already have at home can be tied around the waist and wrapped around the head as a pirate costume accessory. With that being said, if you don’t have a waist scarf, I have found several excellent options for you to think about.
Jack Sparrow Style Pirate Costume Striped Waist Sash
Just like in the movies, Pirates of the Carribean, a red and white striped waist scarf will complete the look of a Jack Sparrow pirate costume.
Men’s Large Linen Pirate Waist Sashes
Pirate Buccaneer Satin Costume Sash
If you want a little more shine with your pirate outfit use this pirate sash instead of a linen or cotton sash. This sash is made from high-quality satin and is available in 6 different colors.
How to Tie a Pirate Sash with a Belt
Men’s Pirate Head Scarfs
Red Pirate Print Bandana
Men’s Pirate Triangle Linen Bandanas
Available in 10 different colors, these large linen bandanas are cut in a triangle for a perfect way to tie on the head as a pirate costume topper.
Jack Sparrow Style Red Print Pirate Costume Head Scarf
A subtle red print on a crimson red cotton scarf is the ideal accessory for a Jack Sparrow pirate costume. Wear this scarf tied around the head and under a pirate hat
How to Tie a Pirate Bandana
Stuffed Faux Parrot Pirate Props
A stuffed toy parrot is a fabulous costume prop to place on the shoulder of any pirate worth his salt at sea. Even though the only pirate I can remember with a parrot on his shoulder was Long John Silver, they are funn additions to a pirate costume.
Large Pirate Parrot Prop
Two of the parrots featured here comes with shoulder straps. Shoulder straps will often break or not set right. I suggest buying a small amount of Velcro. Cut the vecro in to a small 1″ square. Hot glue one side to the bottom of the parrot prop’s feet and the other side either hot glue, safety pin, or sew to the shoulder of your shirt where you want the parrot to sit. This method will work even on a parrot without straps and trust me, that parrot isn’t going anywhere. If the parrot is a large one, then more reinforcement made be needed to keep it from falling sideways on your shoulder
Men’s Black Pirate Eye Patches
Play the part of a gnarly pirate who lost his eye at sea in a terrible storm. Or was it when a marlin flew overboard onto the ship and pierced his eye with the fish bill? Perhaps was it really in a barroom brawl while drunk in port? He’ll never tell. You’ll get a different yarn every time you ask him, “How did ye lose your eye?”
Pirate Captain Hook Costume Accessory
Men’s Pirate Hook Costume Accessories
Large Shrunken Head Pirate Costume Props
Large shrunken heads make fabulous walking stick toppers, ideal for a bit of flair with an adult pirate costume. These shruken heads are probably too large to wear attached to a was belt or baldric, but that will also depend on the size of the man. A large man might be able to pull it off. Made of latex they can easily be customized with colored beads and feathers.
Small Shrunken Head Pirate Costume Belt Accessory
Mini Voodoo Shrunken Head Pirate Accessory
Pirate Nautical Costume Props
Pirate Antique Style Spyglasses
Antique Style Pirate Compass Props
Nautical Brass Royal Marine Navigational Pocket Compass
Antique Style Pirate Pocket Compasses
Pirates of the Caribbean
Jack Sparrow Antique Brass Pocket Compass
with Leather Case
Davy Jone’s Locker Pirate Treasure Chest Skeleton Keys