Pirate costumes for kids

If you're holding a pirate party or your child has been invited to one, you'll need a pirate costume! We've rounded up the best of the pirate costumes in the shops.

M&S pirate outfit
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If you're holding a pirate party or your child has been invited to one, you'll need a pirate costume! We've rounded up the best of the pirate costumes in the shops.

If you're holding a pirate party or your child has been invited to one, you'll need a pirate costume to make sure they're all ready to hoist the Jolly Roger and sail the seas in their galleon, looking for swashbuckling adventures! Luckily we've found a real treasure trove of pirate outfits for children in the shops and online, starting from just £8 of gold coins.

Your child could be a pirate captain, a straightforward pirate with eye patch and cutlass and if it's a really sunny day, the sunsafe pirate outfit is perfect. And girls don't have to be left out of the pirate party - they can join in too with a special pirate girl outfit complete with pink eye patch on the hat and sequinned bodice.

If you're creative you could try making your outfit yourself, with a little help from one of the packs below.

Don't forget the extras your child will need too! Maybe a parrot on the shoulder, an eye mask, a cutlass for swashbuckling fun or maybe a hook for a hand?

Now your child's ready to enjoy the perfect pirate party!

M&S pirate outfit, £12

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This 4-part set has everything you need for a perfect pirate. It has a slash-necked short-sleeve top with shawl collar and button feature, bottoms with a frilled hem, gathered with a patchwork detail, a skull print hat and sword, all for £12. It's available in sizes 3-10 years.

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Disney Jake and the Neverland outfit, £10

Disney Jake and the Neverland outfit

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If your little pirate insists on Jake on the Neverland Pirates on the telly whenever he has the chance, then this outfit's for you! It has torn-effect sleeves on the T-shirt and a felt waistcoat with gold trims that's attached, co-ordinating full-length bottoms, a red bandana and soft sword. It's available in sizes 2-3 years, 3-4 years and 5-6 years.

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Tesco pirate outfit, £8

Tesco pirate outfit

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This pirate outfit's a bargain from Tesco at just £8. It features a blue and white stripe T-shirt with torn effect, red torn-effect trousers, a removable riptape fastening sash, foam sword and hat, and all with skull and crossbone motifs to boot! It's available in sizes 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-8 years and 9-10 years.

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Woolworths sunsafe pirate set, £13-£15

Woolworths sunsafe pirate set

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Isn't this a great idea? If your pirate party is in the middle of summer, then you might be planning to hold it in the garden and a sunsafe pirate suit will not only please your birthday boy, it'll keep him protected, too! The outfit is a one-piece set, but comes with a matching stripy sunsafe hat too. It's available in sizes 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years, 3-4 years, 4-5 years, 5-6 years, 6-7 years.

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John Lewis pirate outfit, £14

John Lewis pirate outfit

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They'll have to brush up on their pirate talk if they're going to put on this fun pirate outfit from John Lewis. You'll get a full pirate outfit with red and white striped top with waistcoat, grey slashed and patched trousers, eye patch, cutlass (sword) and pirate hat with a skull and crossbones. It's £14 and available in sizes 3-5 years and 5-7 years.

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ELC pirate captain outfit, £16

ELC pirate captain outfit

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For the full buccaneering look, try this outfit from Early Learning Centre. The jacket has an in-built pirate shirt and comes complete with skull and crossbone hat. It's available in one size only for ages 3-6 years, with a size guide to fit children under 166cm tall.

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ELC pirate outfit, £12

ELC pirate outfit

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Your little pirate will certainly stand out from the crowd with his bright red bandana and skull and crossbones! The set also comes with stripy ragged shorts and a printed top, perfect for battling sea monsters! From 3-6 years.

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Asda pirate outfit, £10

Asda pirate outfit

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The only pirate outfit we've found that makes it look like you've got a wooden leg! It's a 4-piece outfit with a shirt-style top with ragged sleeves and mock waistcoat with a skull and crossbones print and metallic belt. It also comes with striped trousers with pretend wooden leg, captain's hat and foam sword. Great value for money. Available in sizes 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-8 years and 9-10 years.

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Asda pirate girl outfit, £10

Asda pirate girl outfit

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Make sure the girls don't get left out at a pirate party with this brilliant pirate girl outfit! The costume is made up of a satin dress with sequins, a layered skirt with a skull and crossbones print, hat with a stripy ribbon that matches the waistband with skull and pink eyepatch motif and a foam sword.

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John Lewis pirate set, £8.50

John Lewis pirate set

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Kids love getting stuck into crafts, so why not let them create part of their pirate outfit with this set from John Lewis? The kit will make a pirate hat, eye patch, parrot and galleon ship with pre-cut foam pieces. Elastic, gemstones and PVA glue are also supplied.

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ELC make your own pirate set, £5

ELC pirate set

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If you're hosting a small pirate party, then your budget might be able to stretch to buying these kits from Early Learning Centre. You can then transform any child into a pirate, plus the kids will be happily entertained while they make a hat, eye patch and cutlass. The kit comes with pre-cut foam pieces and sticky gems that just need glueing together. Age from 3 years.

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