Hello guys and dolls. Or should I say "buccaneers"? So I have been looking high and low for a good pirate costume that would fit my curves. Not an easy task! Why do I need a pirate costume? Well between you and me there is a pirate night on a cruise I am going on and I believe in going all out!
Enter my friends at Anytime Costumes! They have a lot of great costumes and in pretty diverse sizes. Like curvy. When I saw this particular costume it said it went up to a size 22. I am bigger than that. A lovely 24 to be exact so I knew I was taking a chance. However when I tried on the costume it fit like a glove! I was actually surprised at how nicely it fit.
In the above picture you can see the complete costume with a pirate hat from my own collection. The costume comes with a head scarf but I be a captain. The only issue with the fit was around the bust area. The corset ties to the shirt between the breasts. When you look at the last pic in this post you will see my girls look a little lopsided. Truth be told I think this was designed for someone a lot less busty than I. After a few adjustments I was able to make it look good.
In the picture above you can see what the costume is supposed to look like. It doesn't come with the hat, sword or boots but everything else is there. Another issue I had is the costume doesn't look the same on me as it does in the pic. Yes the woman and I are shaped differently but the scarf part around the waist didn't turn out like the pic. I actually had an issue tying it because it just hangs as 2 long pieces of the skirt. I just made up how I tied it.
With that said it is a great costume and worth the $39.99 ($40) price tag. It is well constructed and if it will fit me it will fir a large range of sizes. I cannot wait to try it out on my vacation and style it with more pirate-y accessories. What's great is I have something that can work for Halloween or another costume party. Or maybe this will inspire you to throw a party! What do you think are good pirate party ideas?