This year, my daughters decided to go Pirate. I was planning on taking the easy way out and go Klingon again, however my daughters suggested that I too go as a Pirate.
So the scramble began.
As my most recent pirate exposure was that of Jack Sparrow (excuse me, Captain Jack Sparrow), I tended to use him as a model.
My Captain had made the comment that my uniform boots could double duty as pirate boots, so I had something to wear on my feet. My uniform belt also found duty after I removed the belt buckle. Being a biker, of course I had a leather vest, so that too was included. A lucky find at Old Navy scored me a suitable white shirt (for only $5!). A stop at JoAnne's got me red material for a bandana.
I was well on my way to looking more pirate-ish.
On Ebay (I'm an admitted junkie) I found some Sparrow jewelry reproductions for an excellent price. The last thing I needed was a tri-corn hat!
I checked the Halloween shops in the area, but found nothing really suitable. An excursion to Disneyland also turned up nothing I liked.
I was about ready to go hatless, when one day out for a ride I spotted a shop in Burbank sporting a Calico Jack flag. Curious, I stopped in and found a workable tri-corn hat.
I was now ready to terrorize the Seven Seas!
At the local Community Center Halloween party, my eldest daughter (the one on the right) and I won first place in the costume contest!
When I first joined the Hurgh HaP, our captain Sylvia asked if I had any interest in the Pirate-side, to which I said "being Klingon is enough for me."
But now that I have had a taste the rum, I find myself longing for the spray of the sea in my face, looking for that horizon.
I have been 'outed' as a Pirate. And I am proud of it. I hope to make some of the Pirate events next year.
I've even chosen a Pirate name. My Klingon name, HoS'etlh, means 'strong blade'. Sounds Pirate enough for me.
Yo Ho! A Pirates life for me!
- Strong Blade