This costume has been in the back of my head for a very long time.
The actual dress design is from all the way back in 2013!
Pretty much since the day I made it, I thought – wow, this would make a really cool pirate costume! But I never got around to actually completing all the accessories to turn it into a pirate costume, and take the photos.
Then last year I designed these adorable sleeves. And after I made the prototype pair and saw just how wonderfully pirate-y they look, I decided it’s time to take that photoshoot I’ve been thinking of for so long.
It also helped that when I placed my last order of pirate hat bases, there was a single hat that was randomly larger than the rest – and therefore it fit my big head, lol.
As always – jewelry by my sister – well, mostly, this time! I called her before setting up this shoot, and she had sold out of every pirate set she makes with no time to make a new one for the photoshoot. So I asked her if she could instead just bring me a few pirate charms.
This jewelry was her Christmas present to me in 2018. It originally contained gothic medieval dagger charms. But I thought, the steel roses thing would be awesome for a lady pirate too – “Rose of the Sea” or something like that. So I switched them out for the photoshoot.
Lol, we posted a photo of the jewelry on our social media, and she sold one as a custom order that same day! So it’s become a permanent part of her collection. 🙂
And this pirate set will most definitely be a permanent part of my own collection. You can purchase your own set here!