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How to do Easy Pirate Makeup for a Halloween Costume

Learn how to do pirate makeup easily! This pirate makeup tutorial is the perfect addition to any pirate costume for Halloween.

Will you have a pirate this Halloween? If so, don’t stop with the costume! Your child will love rough and scruffy pirate makeup to finish off the costume (and its simple and quick!).

How to Do Pirate Makeup - easy pirate makeup with a beard, black eye, and red stitches

Like many boys, my son is a fan of all things adventure! When we visited Disney World last year, we took him to the Pirate’s League for a Pirate makeover.

Inside the Pirates League at Magic Kingdom in Disney World

While there, I watched how the Cast Members applied the pirate makeup to his face. Then – for Halloween – I recreated the makeup for a DIY Pirate costume.

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DIY Pirate Costume

I say this every year… but this DIY costume (paired with his sister’s mermaid costume) turned out to be one of my favorites! It’s the first time we’ve incorporated makeup, and it really finished off the whole look.

We purchased a fun “dabbing” Skeleton Pirate Shirt as the base component of the outfit and paired it will black shorts (though these pirate style pants are fun, too!).

Pirate Costume Accessories

To accessorize a DIY Pirate costume, include items such as:

How to do Pirate Makeup

Now, let’s get down to the fun part of a DIY Pirate Costume! We’ll create a scruffy face to match any rough and tumble pirate – without spending an hour on makeup.

How to Do Pirate Makeup - easy pirate makeup with a beard, black eye, and red stitches

This quick and easy tutorial walks you through how to create a pirate makeover without any special makeup skills. Let’s get to it!

How to do Pirate Makeup for a Halloween Costume

How to do Pirate Makeup for a Halloween Costume

Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to do pirate makeup easily! This pirate makeup tutorial is the perfect addition to any pirate costume for Halloween. 

Instructions

  1. First, lightly dab a stipple sponge into the brown makeup (from the bruise makeup kit).
  2. Then, apply the stipple sponge around the mouth, on the chin and lower cheeks, to begin forming a beard.
  3. Next, lightly dab a stipple sponge into the black makeup (from the bruise makeup kit).
  4. Then, fill in the beard by lightly applying the stipple sponge.
  5. Once the beard is complete, dab a regular makeup sponge into the brown makeup (from the bruise kit).
  6. Then, lightly rub the brown around the eye, creating a base for a black eye.
  7. Next, dab a regular makeup sponge into the golden makeup (from the bruise kit).
  8. Then, rub the golden around the eye, adding color and dimension to the black eye.
  9. If needed, dab a regular makeup sponge into the black makeup (from the bruise kit) and use it accent the bruise by darkening it nearest the nose and corners of the eye. black eye makeup for pirate makeup
  10. Finally, use a red face crayon to draw a "stitched" wound from the upper cheek into the beard. pirate makeup tutorial

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