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Heritage Costumes caries a quality line of Famous Pirates Costumes. These costumes can be used for a variety of people and periods during the Golden Age of Piracy. We guarantee you will be proud when stepping out in this costume for your next reenactment, period ball, masquerade, or historical event.
John "Calico Jack" Rackham was an English pirate captain who operated largely in the Bahamas towards the end of the Golden Age of Piracy (1690-1730). Rackham is most remembered for two things: the iconic design of his Jolly Roger flag, a skull with crossed swords, and for having two equally infamous female crew members (Mary Read and Anne Bonny, the latter being his lover). Rackham got his nickname from the calico clothing that he wore.
The trio of pirates, along with the rest of Rackham’s crew, spent only a couple months at sea terrorizing small vessels before they ran into trouble. In October of 1720, while at anchor in Bry Harbour Bay in Jamaica, the pirate hunter Jonathan Barnet caught Rackham and his crew unawares during the night as they slept through a drunken stupor. They were easily captured. Barnet then turned them in to British authorities, making good on a warrant that had been issued for Rackham less than a month before.
Shortly after his capture Rackham was tried and convicted, and on November 18, 1720 the infamous Calico Jack was hanged in Port Royal. Afterwards his body was gibbeted on display on a small islet at the entrance to Port Royal, a warning to would-be pirates, and to this day that same islet is known as “Rackham’s Cay.
Our Men’s Pirate Costume section has many styles and colors from witch to choose.
* Self: 100% Polyester Shell
*Lining: 65% Polyester 35% Cotton
*Prints: 65% Polyester 35% Cotton
*Faux Suede 65% Polyester 35% Cotton
*Trims: Very/Polyester & Cotton Blend
* Most items made from polyester/cotton blend treat as polyester.
* Most items made from polyester can be machine washed and dried.
* Use warm water and add a fabric softener to the final rinse cycle.
* Machine dry at low temperature setting and remove articles as soon as the tumbling cycle is complete.
* If ironing is needed, use a moderately warm iron.
* Most items made from polyester can be dry-cleaned.
As we cut all of our garments individually (Coats, Vests, Pants, Dresses, Etc.)
Fabric Shades may very & may not match exactly.