Ahoy Matey’s!! This year Bee decided she wanted to be a pirate for Halloween. I’m not going to complain, because we already had a costume in our bin of costumes, but I thought it’d be fun to add something to her costume, rather than just what came in the package.
I tried to find something similar on Amazon to link for you, but didn’t find anything comparable in price or size. But I know you can find them at local Halloween shops, party stores and craft stores. This bag was 50% off so I only paid a couple bucks for it. And for an idea of size, the straight bones are about 5.5” long, which worked perfectly for the look we were going for!
If you’re looking for a pirate costume, there are a lot of cute pirate costumes to choose from HERE on Amazon. I didn’t see the exact same one Bee is wearing, but there are quite a few cute modest (which is always a big bonus) costumes!
Before doing the hairstyle there’s a little bit of prep work. Obviously, you’ll need a small set of plastic bones and a small skull. Then you’ll need to hot glue a hair pin to the bottom of the skull as shown below. The 2 straight bones don’t need glue, they will be anchored in the hair, and I’ll show you how in the video or step-by-step instructions below.
Hope you enjoy this one as much as we do! Be sure to watch all the way to the end of the video to see her addition to her costume!
Step 1 – Make an off-center part on the right side of the head
Step 2 – Divide out a small section of hair near each temple
Step 3- Draw those small sections of hair back toward the center of the back of the head
Step 4 – Join those 2 sections of hair together with a small clear elastic to create a small ponytail
Step 5 – Take another clear elastic and start wrapping it around the other elastic
Step 6 – On the last wrap of the 2nd elastic, don’t pull the ponytail all the way through, so that it forms a small loop
IMPORTANT NOTE: The ends of the ponytail should be on top of the loop so the tail of the ponytail can be up and over the top of the head temporarily.
Step 7 – Place the 2 straight bones from your bag of bones through the loop of hair and cinch tight if needed
Step 8 – Take a Topsy Tail and place the pointed end behind the elastic and pull the tail of the ponytail down behind the elastics and out the bottom
A Topsy Tail isn’t necessary for this, but it helps greatly to prevent hair up on top from getting messed up as you try pass the hair down and through. If you need a Topsy Tail, you can buy one HERE.
Step 9 – Position the 2 bones so they make an X
Step 10 – Divide the ends of the ponytail that you just pulled down in half so there is a left and right section
Step 11 – Draw each half up behind the bottom half of the bones so they come through the left and right side of the X
Step 12 – Then cross them over the center of the X of the bones, and wrap them back around and underneath the same bottom half of bones
Step 13 – Secure the 2 pieces of hair together with a clear elastic right below the center of the X of the bones
Step 14 – Place the skull attached to the hair pin on top of the crossbones so it perchs on top of the cross bones
If you stick the hair pin down behind the elastics it should sit nicely so that you can see the hair across the bones and looks like a real skull & crossbones!
Step 15 – If desired add a few messy braids or beads into the the remaining hair down in back
If you want to ad beads, check out our old post showing How to Add Beads to the End of Braids HERE.
She was trying to look like a menacing pirate here! She didn’t want her eye patch or anything else to look more pirate-like. Arrrrgh! 😉
We hope you love this one as much as we do! Be sure to share your pictures w/us if you try this one out. And please pin and share this style too! Looking for other Halloween inspiration? Go HERE for all our Halloween Tutorials!