Arrgh! An ocean adventurer at heart must dress the part!
These pirate outfits give you the look — high-seas fashion for someone who takes no guff from landlubbers.
Choose from a variety of characters: ghost pirate with skeleton shirt and skull mask, sexy pirate maiden in an outfit that turns all heads, or for the kids, a cute pirate captain with gold-braided cuffs.
Accessorize with a pirate hat, wig, and shoulder parrot; add a plastic pirate cutlass, lavishly detailed but blunted for safety, and you're well on your way toward making a splash at the bash.
Spend as little or as much as you like — a basic buccaneer costume goes for mere pocket change, while an elite pirate costume sets you back a few doubloons, but transforms you into a vision of swashbuckling savoir faire.
Pirate costumes & costume ideas
Pirate Costumes You'll Treasure!
Ahoy, matey! All hands on deck for a Halloween full of treasure maps, pirate ships, and adventure on the high seas. Pirates have always been a classic Halloween costume, but ever since Disney launched their film franchise based on the beloved Pirates of the Caribbean ride nearly 15 years ago, pirates have enjoyed an extra surge of popularity. So dive in!
If group costumes shiver your timbers, take the wheel and become the captain of your very own pirate crew. Deck out your friends in pirate hats, swords, and boots and you'll be ready to cruise the Caribbean. Or do you dream of steering a haunted ghost ship with a crew full of zombies, skeletons, and ghouls? There's a world of characters waiting to be explored, so navigate it from the captain's quarters!
If you've decided it's a pirate's life for you, batten down the hatches and explore our treasure trove of awesome men's, women's, and kids' costumes — because anyone can be a swashbuckling pirate on Halloween!
Scary & Sexy Pirate Costumes
Turn Heads in a Sassy Pirate Costume!
With this ornate ensemble, any scallywags nearby will know you've plundered your share of treasure! After a few successful treasure hunts, the gold and jewels really start piling up. A stylish pirate maiden might decide to spend some on a drop-dead getup like this! What good is having treasure if you can't flaunt it? The women's high-low skirt and corset-style bodice hug your frame and imply an hourglass shape for an extra flattering silhouette. Pillaging is easy in a pirate outfit like this: don't be surprised when the scoundrels happily lead you to their loot! Will you bring them in as part of your ever-growing pirate crew, or ransack their doubloons and make them walk the plank?
Be a Bold Buccaneer
If the word "pirate" only conjures images of rogues with bushy beards, hit the books: while most pirates were men, some of the most ruthless raiders in history were women. So show them your fiercest captain's scowl and tell your enemies to walk the plank! This particularly powerful pirate dress commands attention with an off-the-shoulders peasant top and a faux leather corset that won't slow you down on your adventures. This women's plus size costume is both comfortable and figure-flattering. Not only will you look alluring in classic pirate stripes, but the skull and crossbones detailing will remind everyone not to cross you, lest you send them on their way to Davy Jones' Locker!
Treacherous But Charming
If you want to be super cute and comfy this Halloween, you might appreciate this dress with a little stretch — after all, sword fights require a lot of movement. The white cotton sleevelets on this women's costume, inspired by renaissance bell sleeves, are separate from the dress to reveal a flirtatious hint of skin at the shoulders. The pleated high-low skirt and corset-style bodice will make you look like the sweetest scallywag on the ship! Or add accessories like black fishnets, or layer a white petticoat beneath the skirt to match the sleeves and give your pirate outfit that little extra "oomph." The final touch to this costume is the pirate hat, which even comes with a feather.
A Classic Pirate Costume
You'll be ready for a trip to Treasure Island in a costume like this! A tried and true classic, this not-so-scary pirate costume for adults is family friendly, and will be a hit with the kids trick-or-treating, or make waves at a kids' school Halloween party. You can even add extra pirate accessories for a custom Halloween party look: an eyepatch, sword, or gold jewelry might sail you over to that coveted "Best Costume" award. To really get in character, try practicing your pirate lingo: tell your mateys to batten down the hatches, swab the deck and raise the Jolly Roger! Or try this go-to pirate icebreaker: ARR ye having a good Halloween?
Get Big Scares as a Zombie Pirate
We all know dead men tell no tales — but what about the undead? This costume is a fun crossover of two time-honored characters: zombies and pirates! Take the ruthlessness of a pirate combined with a zombie's immortality, and you have a force to be reckoned with. Bonus points: zombie pirates feast on the brains of their enemies, so scurvy isn't an issue! The most eye-catching part of this costume is the striking red captain's jacket splattered with blood stains. The skull and crossbones belt buckle and hat with ghostly white hair ensure an iconic pirate look with a dark, gruesome edge. To heighten the fright, use white and gray face paint to make you look extra ghoulish, or opt for more traditional zombie makeup.
Haunt the Party as a Pirate Ghoul
If a pirate maiden isn't eerie enough for your taste, cross over into the afterlife as an entrancing ghost pirate! Perhaps you're one of the lost sailors on the Flying Dutchman, doomed to sail the seven seas forever; even the fiercest pirates fear your ghastly crew of dead pirates and your famous haunted ship. Whatever your ghoulish backstory, get ready to haunt the living daylights out of the landlubbers at your Halloween party with this chilling pirate costume, perfect for women who want to look one part spooky, two parts sexy. The elegant pirate hat matches the black corset-style laced bodice, and the tattered skirt resembles the shabby sails of your ghost ship, worn from endless nights at sea!