Despite how displeased he looks in these photos, he really enjoys the costume! I have been trying to photograph him in this costume for days but he does not have much patience for me and my camera lately. I even tried bribing him with fruit snacks and I just ended up with several blurry photos of him running in the yard with his mouth full.
A doesn't tolerate things on his head these days so I decided not to waste my energy on a hat. Instead I went with a parrot on his shoulder.
I used my felt bird pattern from last Christmas and added some colorful wing and tail feathers. Then I sewed him right onto the vest.
For his shirt I used a long sleeve shirt of his to make a pattern, then I made this using one of his dad's old white t-shirts. I added some embroidery thread to the slit in the neckline.
I used the same pattern I had made for the shirt to make the vest. I found this gold bias tape at JoAnn's, it was perfect for finishing the edges.
For his shorts, I made some easy kid shorts, but instead of hemming them I cut them off so they look pirate-y.
Added a red sash and this pirate is ready for Halloween!