Monday, October 24, 2011

Make your own Jake and the Never Land Pirates Costume

Yo-Ho Ho and a Bucket of Candy!
With Halloween less than 2 weeks away, we are all busy trying to figure out unique costume ideas for our kids. There are so many different options this year, it's hard to choose. Pirates have always been and will always be a very popular choice. Especially with the Disney Channel hit Jake and the Never Land Pirates on Disney Junior, and of course the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.


Our friend Jasmine aka So You Think You Can Mom recently threw a Jake and the Never Land Pirates Party and all of the little Pirates had a swash-bucklin' good time!



Here on Disney Sisters we've covered everything from How to Talk Like A Pirate, to Mermaid MakeUp, and even had an Interview with Sharky and Bones. Now it's time to show you how to Dress Like a Pirate! Yay-Hay!


Disney asked one of their costume designers Zachary Bilemdjian to come up with some quick, easy and affordable instructions on how to create Jake, Izzy and Cubby costumes at home!  (These costumes are not currently available in stores) Zachary is an expert, having worked as the costume designer on the new live-action music videos with The Never Land Pirate Band for the second season of "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" premiering in early 2012.



Here's how to make your own Jake and the Never Land Pirates Costumes:

JAKE COSTUME

Materials:
Red fabric 17” square or bandana
Grey fabric (long enough to wrap around your child's waist)
Black yarn or ribbon
Yellow duct tape
4 large buttons
White T-shirt
Dark blue vest or jacket
Blue jeans or pants
Brown boots
Brown cardboard

Instructions: 
1. Cut out collar ribbing on white T-shirt and remove
2. Make a V shaped cut in center front of the collar
3. Make a few V shaped cuts in the sleeve
4. Using a needle with a big eye, thread the black yarn or ribbon. Stitch an X center front V at collar
5. If using a dark blue jacket, cut out the sleeves to turn it into a vest
6. Use the yellow duct tape to cover the buttons and attach to vest
7. Tape the outline of the vest using the yellow duct tape. Don’t forget the lapel
8. Cut out a “J” from the yellow duct tape, and attach to the boots.
9. Add a yellow strap on the boots using the yellow duct tape
10: Draw a sword shape on the cardboard and cut out

Putting it all together: 
1. Wrap the red fabric or bandana around forehead leaving the tails long
2. Tuck T-shirt in the blue pants or jeans
3. Wrap the grey fabric at waist and tuck the tails in the back
4. Add the vest and boots
5: Grab your sword and Go!


IZZY COSTUME

Materials:
Dark pink fabric 24”
Yellow fabric scrap
Small rock
Brown cord or yarn
White fabric marker
Gold hoop earrings
Light pink tunic or T-shirt
Light purple leggings or tights
Light colored boots

Instructions: 
1.Cut the dark pink fabric into a 22” square and two 2” strips
2. Using the white fabric pen, create squiggle and dot design around the edges of the dark pink fabric square
3. Place the small rock in the center of the yellow fabric. Take each of the four corners together to form a small pouch around the rock.
4. Using the brown cord or yarn, wrap it around the pouch leaving long tails. Knot the ends to form a necklace

Putting it all together:
1. Fold dark pink fabric square in half to form a triangle. Wrap turban style around head, leaving long tails in the back
2. Using the dark pink strips as ties, form two pig tails with your child's hair
3. Wear T-shirt or tunic un-tucked
4. If using light purple pants, tuck into boots
5. Don’t forget your pixie dust!

CUBBY COSTUME

Materials:
Blue fabric 22” square
Orange fabric scrap
Yellow duct tape
4 Large buttons
Brown yarn
Fabric glue
White T-shirt
Blue vest or jacket
Red shorts
White socks with blue stripe
Brown shoes

Instructions:
1. Cut out collar ribbing and remove
2. Make a V shaped cut in center front of the collar
3. If using a blue jacket, cut out the sleeves to turn it into a vest
4. Use the yellow duct tape to cover the buttons and attach to vest
5. Cut a small square of the orange fabric and glue it on the shorts
6. Using a needle with a big eye, thread the brown yarn. Stitch a few lines around the orange patch
7. Add yellow duct tape straps on the shoes

Putting it all together:
1. Fold blue fabric in half to form a triangle. Wrap turban style around head, leaving long tails in the back
2. Wear T-shirt un-tucked
3. Add vest and shoes
4. Don’t forget to add Cubby’s map in the back pocket. A rolled up newspaper will do the trick. Yo Ho Let's Go!

Happy Halloween Me Hearties!

If you do end up making a costume for your child this year, Disney wants to see the photos!  Please share with them by posting to their Facebook Page or this Twitter Account.

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