Piracy dates back more than 3,000 years and was first described in Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey. The Greek historian, Plutarch, provides the oldest, clearest definition of piracy, describing pirates as those who attack ships and maritime cities without legal authority.
'Piracy' and 'Pirates' were not always widely used words, for example, Norse riders of the 9th and 11th century were considered 'Danes' and 'Vikings'.
Most pirates of the Caribbean were either Dutch or English as Spain controlled most of the Caribbean during this time. Some of the best-known pirate bases were New Providence in the Bahamas, Tortuga and Port Royal. The most famous Caribbean pirates are Edward Teach, known as 'Blackbeard' (an Englishman) and Henry Morgan (a Welshman).
Adult Cutthroat Pirate Costume
High Seas Buccaneer Adult Pirate Costume
Adult Blackheart Pirate Costume
Adult Fancy Pirate Costume
The Story of Edward Teach or 'Blackbeard'
Edward Teach was born in 1680 and was the most notorious English pirate in the Caribbean Sea. His best known vessel was the Queen Anne's Revenge, which is believed to have run aground near Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina in 1718.
Blackbeard is claimed to have had as many as fourteen wives. He often fought wearing a big feathered tricorn hat and with multiple swords, knives, and pistols by his side. It was reported in the General History of the Pirates that he had hemp and lighted matches woven into his enormous black beard during battle. People who saw him fighting say that he "looked like the devil" with his fearsome face and the smoke cloud around his head. Teach was reportedly shot five times and stabbed more than twenty times before he died and was decapitated in 1718. His head was taken back to England where it was hung on a pike in Bath.
Adult Captain's Wench Pirate Costume
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Adult Fever Girl Pirate Costume
Adult Capt'n Cutthroat Pirate Costume
Pirate Fancy Dress Costume
Jokers' Masquerade offer a variety of Blackbeard and Captain Jack Sparrow inspired pirate fancy dress costumes from our Grand Heritage Carribean Pirate to our Capt'n Cutthroat and official Jack Sparrow outfits and bandanas.
There are also a multitude of female pirate costumes to choose from, favourites including Ruby the Pirate Beauty and our High Seas Babe, as well as the official Pirates of the Caribbean Elizabeth costume.
Pirate fancy dress is one of the most search for keywords on our site so we will continue to ensure that Jokers' Masquerade has the widest portfolio of pirate product in the UK.
Adult South Seas Siren Pirate Costume
Adult Captain Booty Pirate Costume
Adult She Captain Pirate Costume
Adult Elite Quality Lady Pirate Costume
Pirate Party Punch
1 1/2 oz dark rum
3/4 oz lemon juice or sour mix
1/4 oz grenadine
Maraschino cherry for garnishLemon slice for garnish
1. Pour all of the ingredients, except the soda, into a shaker with ice cubes.
2. Shake well.
3. Strain into a highball glass with ice cubes.
4. Fill the glass with the club soda.
5. Garnish with the lemon slice and cherry.
Adult Elite Quality Rustic Pirate Costume
Deluxe 5 Piece Sexy Pirate Costume
Adult Sexy Swashbuckler Pirate Costume
Adult Budget Scally Wag Pirate Costume
Pirate Party Games
Walk the Plank
Either make a board walk-way or draw a chalk board on the floor. People take turns walking across the board without falling off. If they manage to get to the end they win some pirate treasure (a bottle of rum or some gold chocolate coins). Try blindfolding to make this game more difficult!
Hide treasure, such as chocolate coins, in the garden and then present players with a map of clues to the hidden treasure, placing numerous clues along the way. X marks the spot!