Here is my two year old’s wearable pirate ship costume. The costume is really light weight because it is made entirely of foam and a small amount of cardboard. The foam was painted with two layers of brown, the first a light brown, and then a dark brown. I used a stiff paint brush to try and make it look like wood grain and then a black marker to make the planks. The ship is harnessed over his shoulders. The steering wheel is also carved out of foam and then placed on a PVC stalk so that it can rotate. Yes, it can actually spin.
The ship’s name, seen on the back, but not in the pictures, is “The Crying Dutchman”, a take on the famous pirate ship, the The Flying Dutchman. We added a little mustache and goatee to complete the pirate ensemble. Happy Halloween.