Poppet Pirate: Printable Paper Doll

poppets-logo-pirateLast week I posted a fairy costume for the Poppet paper dolls. This week, we’ve got a pirate costume for the Poppet paper dolls.

Some people had store bought costumes, but in my family that was strictly out. All of our costumes were always homemade. When I was designing this pirate costume for the Poppet paper dolls, I imagined a little girl getting one of her father’s shirts, perhaps and a scarf from her mother’s drawer and a pair of old pants that got cut off and patched and a plastic sword and getting to be a pirate. I have distinct and fond memories of brainstorming with my mother what I wanted to be for each Halloween.

One year, my best friend went as a girl in a poodle skirt and I went as a poodle.

Another year, I was a head of garlic. Yes, I wanted to be a head of garlic and bless my mother, she didn’t even blink. She came up with a way to use white garbage bags to make a head of garlic costume for her very odd first-grade daughter.

It should come as no shock that I was an odd child.

I imagine therefore that this costume is homemade. Pirates are always a fun easy homemade costume to go with.

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I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween on Saturday. Julie, Boots, and I will be sharing our Collaborative paper doll! I can’t wait for everyone to see her. She came out great.


  1. I’ve decided that with the hypersexualized Halloween costumes, I needed to make my own. I was a contest winning corpse bride in 2009 with Mom’s wedding dress (I was originally Tinker Bell, but Disney was deemed uncool and I was strongly advised against it–with teacher trouble. And besides, Mom said I could use it when I was younger). In 2013, I was Ingrid Michaelson–I had a dress like hers, the right glasses and a ukulele.

    This year, I am going to be Emma Wiggle, the first female member of The Wiggles. Of course, I hit the craft store and the glue gun for that one. I even made the bow!

  2. LOVE this pirate poppet! I was a kid in the ’80s, so I have distinct memories of plastic masks & plastic costumes (with room for snowsuits. It was northern Vermont and chilly!!) I love the idea of home-made costumes. I tell my boys every year that they can be whatever they want and I will make it happen! This year we have a dark knight & Super Mario.

  3. With 7 kids, I didn’t do all homemade costumes, but the ones that were are definitely the most fun to remember! Clowns, gypsies, fairies, robots, cheerleaders, football players, etc., etc., etc.! Fun!

  4. My son wanted to be carrot cake this year. I had no idea how to make that happen, unfortunately, so he settled for Spiderman.

  5. Hey Rachel,

    Where can we see the paper doll for which we drew dresses? And I sent you some more Poppet costumes. Post them, please?

    1. My part of the paper doll is available here: http://paperthinpersonas.com/2015/10/31/masquerade-gowns-a-paper-doll-collaboration/

      For the rest of the outfits you’ll need to visit Paper Doll School and Pop Culture Paper Dolls. There’s links in that post.

      I hope you don’t mind, I deleted your duplicate comment for clarity. 🙂

      I will get the stuff you sent me up on my Pinterest board for reader creations as soon as I can. It’s been a busy few days. 🙂

  6. This will work beautifully for Pieris, too. It’s been a while since I colored a paper doll or outfit, I think this will be a good one to start back up with.

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