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21 Unique Pirate Halloween Costume Ideas

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Whether you’re going out to the bars, turning up at a house party, or staying in for a horror movie marathon, celebrating Halloween in college is a staple of the experience. But it can be tricky to select the best Halloween costume, and without one, you might as well have any other boring night. Save yourself a lot of trouble and portray your most sexy, laid back, elegant, or even scary self with these pirate Halloween costume ideas. 

You’re only in college for a short period of time. And pirate Halloween costumes are perfect for anyone who wants to join in on the fun and stand out. Scroll through the only Halloween costume ideas list you need to make Halloween 100% epic this year.

Top 3 of Our Favorite Pirate Halloween Costume Ideas

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Leg Avenue Vixen Pirate Wench Set-Peasant Dress with Velvet Lace Corset-Sexy Halloween Costume for Women, Black/Red, Small
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Womens This Is My Historically Accurate Pirate Costume: Funny V-Neck T-Shirt
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Starline Women's Black Pearl Sexy Pirate Costume Set, Black, Small
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Leg Avenue Vixen Pirate Wench Set-Peasant Dress with Velvet Lace Corset-Sexy Halloween Costume for Women, Black/Red, Small
Womens This Is My Historically Accurate Pirate Costume: Funny V-Neck T-Shirt
Starline Women's Black Pearl Sexy Pirate Costume Set, Black, Small
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The Pirate Wench
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The Black Pearl
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Leg Avenue Vixen Pirate Wench Set-Peasant Dress with Velvet Lace Corset-Sexy Halloween Costume for Women, Black/Red, Small
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Leg Avenue Vixen Pirate Wench Set-Peasant Dress with Velvet Lace Corset-Sexy Halloween Costume for Women, Black/Red, Small
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The Pirate Wench
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Easiest
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Womens This Is My Historically Accurate Pirate Costume: Funny V-Neck T-Shirt
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Womens This Is My Historically Accurate Pirate Costume: Funny V-Neck T-Shirt
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Lazy Pirate Costume
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Starline Women's Black Pearl Sexy Pirate Costume Set, Black, Small
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Starline Women's Black Pearl Sexy Pirate Costume Set, Black, Small
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The Black Pearl
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Unique Pirate Halloween Costume Ideas for College Students

The Preppy Pirate

Two women in preppy pirate costumes on board a ship.

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This pirate look features some of the hallmarks you would expect to see on Regina George in Mean Girls- short dress, gold jewelry, and a fierce attitude. Pirates can be preppy, too!

The Poolside Pirate

A woman in a poolside pirate costume.

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There is no need to show up to the pool party without a costume. Pair this poolside pirate babe look with your go-to leather jacket and you will be the treasure! Are you continuing to celebrate as night goes along? Throw on some black jeans or leggings to preserve this sexy pirate costume look. 

Double The Halloween Trouble

Two women in double pirate costumes.

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Every pirate needs a sidekick to keep them up all night and be the life of the party. Have fun with this Halloween costume idea that is double the trouble and double the fun. 

The Swingin’ Sailor Halloween Fashionista

A woman in a swinging sailor fashionista pirate costume.

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This flowy pirate costume upgrades your average Renaissance girl outfit. You can mix it up with a fabulous gold necklace to complete your ultimate pirate swag. Be a true sailor and swing on to the party!

One With The Ocean Pirate Outfit

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A pirate’s life is all about the sea. Embrace the ocean with this mermaid-inspired pirate costume idea that will undoubtedly be the most unique pirate of all. Have fun with it and wrap a pirate’s dress in fish nets! 

Boho Pirate College Babe

A woman in a boho pirate college babe costume, drinking from a red cup.

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Bo ho bo ho….a pirate’s life for me! Check out this pirate outfit that combines bohemian chic with a laid-back vibe. Zero frilly mess will have you comfy all night long! 

I Am Calypso! Halloween Pirate Costume

Soothsayer and Caribbean priestess Tia Dalma from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean.

Source: Disney Wiki Fandom

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The Black Pearl is no match for this goddess. Dare anyone to test your magic and they will be stranded at sea…or maybe just stranded at the bar. 

Secret Pirate Assassin Outfit

A woman in a secret pirate assassin costume, holding a sharp knife.

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Everyone better hide their treasure because the girl who snatches up this pirate look for Halloween will surely steal the show. Pair this sexy pirate outfit with your favorite knee-high boots for a complete Halloween takeover anywhere the night leads you.

The Pirate Wench Halloween Dress

A woman in a pirate wench costume, wearing a matching red and white striped bandana.

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Showing up to the Halloween party in this costume will certainly turn heads. Channel your inner sexy pirate, and you’ll be serving all you need simply with this fabulous look. 

The Ghost Pirate

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For those true believers that Halloween costumes should be scary, we’ve got you. Stand out with this unique pirate look that no one else will have! Use the white make up for your skin, and to grasp a ghostly effect on your pirate outfit, dust some flour on top. Yep, it’s that easy.

Captain Halloween

A woman wearing a pirate captain Halloween costume.

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Take control of Halloween night and navigate your crew to the most poppin’ parties. Your ship mates will be sure to thank you for steering the ship in the right direction. 

Halloween Gothic Pirate Queen

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What better look for your Halloween pirate outfit than an all-black, gothic, and glammed-up get-up? You will be a stealthy and sexy pirate queen among a sea of ordinary costumes. 

Not Your Average Crewmate Costume

A woman wearing a not-your-average-crewmate pirate costume with a red button-up shirt and matching black and white skull bandana.

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This crewmate has an easy job of assembling their costume. All you need is your favorite plaid shirt, your pirate’s weapon, and a sexy smokey eye. Trust us. Your look will still kill despite its basic costume components. 

The Breezy Beach Pirate

Two women on a boat, wearing breezy light-colored beach outfits.

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Not every pirate outfit needs to be dark and skull heavy. We know you will embody a breezy beach goddess in this Halloween costume for all you pirates out there who want to bring those chill vibes. 

The Pirate Princess

A bejeweled gold crown perfect for a pirate princess Halloween costume.

 

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Announcing the most royal of all pirates…you! Embrace your wild side without throwing away your elegance with this fancy look. 

A Peek Of Pirate’s Booty

A woman in a peekaboo pirate costume, wearing a short ruffled printed dress and matching pirate hat.

 

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We all know Halloween is a great excuse to empower yourself and be a bootylicious pirate. Sneak a little pirate’s booty into the party…and no, we are not talking about gold coins.

Captain Hook Halloween Costume

A photo of Captain Hook from the 1991 film Hook.

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Step into the look of the one and only Captain Hook! Halloween is about being someone you are not. Why not choose one of the most famous pirate icons of all time?

Bake Me A Pirate’s Treasure For Halloween

A plate of pirate-themed cookies to match a bake-me-a-pirate's-treasure costume.

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Don’t worry, all you homebodies out there! We did not forget about you. Just because you won’t be out all night partying, that doesn’t mean you should miss out on any of the Halloween fun. A perfect pirate-inspired idea is to drape yourself in a pirate-themed apron and make some tasty treats!

The Pinkest of All Pirates Costume

A drawing of a hot pink pirate skull with heart eyes and a black background.

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Who says pirates can’t be pretty in pink? This pirate costume idea is girly, fun, and unique to you. Plus, you will certainly stand out in the largest of crowds. 

The Famous Pirate That Is Captain Jack Sparrow

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You know our list would not be complete without the notorious Captain Jack Sparrow. Carry around his signature compass and guide your loyal crew throughout your Halloween adventures!

The Hands-Down Easiest Pirate Halloween Costume Idea

A woman in a white sleeveless shirt with matching dark sunglasses.

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For those of you who truly want to put the tiniest bit of effort possible into your pirate-themed Halloween costume, or if you have waited too long to plan, all is not lost. Give your buddies a laugh and be one of the most historically accurate pirates ever.

Now that you’ve got your ideas, it’s time to get ready for your most memorable Halloween yet!

Written by The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis is a lifestyle blog about the journey of college to adulting. Here you can find the tips for college, self-improvement, adulting, and more.

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