Dress your best for the pirate invasion

Fashion ideas for Gasparilla

Nicole Prus, Online Editor

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Gasparilla which is the country’s 3rd largest parade serves as the perfect opportunity to get with friends to celebrate Tampa’s history with pirates. Parade viewers can spend the day catching beads from the invading pirates.
The parade will be on Jan. 25, so now is the time to start shopping for the most festive and pirate-themed outfit to wear for this spectacular occasion.
The clothing items required to appear like a pirate are probably already in your closet.
The first pirate classic look consists of a white ruffled crop top, black fitted shorts, fishnet tights, black knee-high boots and a red headscarf. Don’t forget props to complete the look, such as a sword, pirate hat, eyepatch, fake bird and beads.
There are customized Gasparilla shirts on Etsy, which are unique and can serve as a souvenir to remember the parade.
If you choose to purchase a shirt, there are many ways to style it. Pair the shirt with a black leather skirt with leather boots to match. For jewelry, anything skull-themed would work. This outfit would be considered a modern dark pirate look.
Another outfit idea to look the part involves wearing a striped black and white shirt with a red miniskirt. Wear gold jewelry to look like treasure. To finish off the look, add a pirate hat to seem like the real deal.
With these outfit ideas, it is essential to do makeup like a pirate. Remember, pirate makeup is not supposed to look perfect. The more smudgy the eye makeup, the better. Use black eye shadow and eyeliner around the eyes to create a smoky eye look.
You can also use eyeliner to create scars on your face to resemble what happens after a sword fight. For lips, red lipstick is ideal to coordinate with the outfits.
Lastly, pirate hair is a must. The messier the hair, the better. Curl your hair and then brush through the curls for pirate hair. Then add tiny braids to your locks.
All these looks are easy and cheap to recreate to unleash your inner pirate at Gasparilla. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Gasparilla which is the country’s 3rd largest parade serves as the perfect opportunity to get with friends to celebrate Tampa’s history with pirates. Parade viewers can spend the day catching beads from the invading pirates. 

The parade will be on Jan. 25, so now is the time to start shopping for the most festive and pirate-themed outfit to wear for this spectacular occasion. 

The clothing items required to appear like a pirate are probably already in your closet. 

The first pirate classic look consists of a white ruffled crop top, black fitted shorts, fishnet tights, black knee-high boots and a red headscarf. Don’t forget props to complete the look, such as a sword, pirate hat, eyepatch, fake bird and beads. 

There are customized Gasparilla shirts on Etsy, which are unique and can serve as a souvenir to remember the parade.  

If you choose to purchase a shirt, there are many ways to style it. Pair the shirt with a black leather skirt with leather boots to match. For jewelry, anything skull-themed would work. This outfit would be considered a modern dark pirate look. 

Another outfit idea to look the part involves wearing a striped black and white shirt with a red miniskirt. Wear gold jewelry to look like treasure. To finish off the look, add a pirate hat to seem like the real deal.  

With these outfit ideas, it is essential to do makeup like a pirate. Remember, pirate makeup is not supposed to look perfect. The more smudgy the eye makeup, the better. Use black eye shadow and eyeliner around the eyes to create a smoky eye look.  

You can also use eyeliner to create scars on your face to resemble what happens after a sword fight. For lips, red lipstick is ideal to coordinate with the outfits.  

Lastly, pirate hair is a must. The messier the hair, the better. Curl your hair and then brush through the curls for pirate hair. Then add tiny braids to your locks. 

All these looks are easy and cheap to recreate to unleash your inner pirate at Gasparilla.