Captain Jack Sparrow
Pirates of the Caribbean

Cosplayer: callmemilo

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

2nd Place (LFCC 2010 Sunday Masquerade)

Showcased 25th March 2012

16th August 2010: The Streets Aren't Safe Anymore That's right, I'm taking Captain Jack Sparrow onto the streets of London on Wednesday 18th! Be prepared to see me outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, and possibly on the Southbank.

I'm gonna be working on a couple bits in the meantime, in preparation for the outing. If Wednesday goes well, I may try to go more regularly. We'll see. Keep a weathered eye on the horizon!

26th July 2010: New Buckles On The Way Ok, also got some kickass new buckles on the way, and they're not cheapass CostumeBase ones. These are the correct scale, beautifully detailed, and essentially perfect replicas of the screen used belt buckles. The buckles for the waist belts are coming from "ACME" and the baldric buckle is coming from "Empire". Best part is, I got the baldric one cheap as they were on sale, lol.

Also gonna try to have the belts themselves be made from real leather this time as opposed to the crappy material the costumebase belts are made from. Though the baldric belt will have panels of leatherette on them, simply cos trying to find tooled leather in that same pattern is almost impossible, and painfully expensive.

25th July 2010: Making a New Waistcoat I've just ordered all the pieces I'll need to make myself a new waistcoat for Jack. One that fits better and is loads more accurate. The fabric will be 100% linen, like the original, aubergine coloured front (pictured) and striped beige back, lined and with practical pockets. And it's also gonna boast 18 movie accurate pewter buttons.

I may also upgrade the poet shirt and breeches, but I think the waistcoat will be an easy one to start off with. We'll see, lol.

2nd July 2010: Upgrading the Wig I've ordered this wig (pic attached) either to add to my current wig, or to make a whole new one with. I'll transfer all the dingles and coins and things anyway, but yeah, more dreads on the way. I'm gonna try to get Jack looking as close to the real Jack as possible. Should be fun! haha

24th June 2010: Keep To The COAT? Well my new coat arrived today, and generally I'm happy with it, but I WILL be doing a fair bit of alteration to get it looking alot more accurate. This thing is like halfway there and just needs that extra little nudge. Thankfully the pockets are practical, so I'll be able to store lil props in there, like the aztec coin and Davy Jones' key... and my phone, should I need it, lol.

The buttons are beautiful and ornate, but they shouldn't be, hahaha, so may have to replace all of them, and that alot of buttons to replace by hand. And the colour itself may need to be altered a tad, which I can do with watered-down fabric dye. Then I can start thinking about weathering the whole damn thing. Final coat should be quite good, and will help keep me that lil bit warmer in the winter outings, though I doubt I'll REALLY need it, haha.

22nd June 2010: New Stuff! Yes, it's official, I'm upgrading parts of my jack sparrow costume.

I've got some lovely new boots. They're more brown than tan, and more leather-look than suede, but that can all be fixed. And they've not got the flat toe to them, but again, given time, I may be able to fix that too. The overall quality of them is far superior to my old ones though, lol, so can't complain there.

I've also ordered a coat from costumebase, for MCM in October, since it'll be a lil colder, and it'll complete the suit. I'll just need to dye it when it gets here, if the colour's off, then weather it to hell, lol.

The other thing I've been working on is the compass.... I'm making my own out of wood! I'll post pics when it's closer to finished, but I'm trying to make it a practical thing, that'll be able to spin in random directions (or predetermined, if I see fit). hahaha

All the best, my lovelies, and keep a weathered eye on the horizon, cos Jack's coming back..... savvy?

18th May 2010: Bloody Hell That Was Fast! Two days ago, I had no sword, and no idea where to find the one I wanted at a decent price. Today, I got my Jack Sparrow sword! TODAY! And aside from having the words "China" and "Stainless Steel" etched into the base of the blade, it's identical to Jack's own! I don't think I could be happier with it. Shame it'll have to stay sheathed for Expo, but that's why I've ordered a replica flintlock pistol to go with it, hahaha.

16th May 2010: No Sword! Bugger! Soooo yeah, found a fantastic looking sword on eBay, at a really decent price, aaaaaand eBay.co.uk won't allow me to order "knives or weaponry" at all. Bugger. Not an essential part of the costume, per-say, but would really top it off nicely.

Managed to scour the internet and find another retailer though, this time of one that's IN the UK. Called "Deadeye Jack's Cabin". Not sure if they're reliable, but have placed an order (via paypal so should be secure). Hopefully I'll have it in time for Expo (which is only a couple weeks away). Time will tell.

21st April 2010: Yet another update I had a go at using the sewing machine to make the shafts for my boots, but failed miserably, lol. I thought, "I can't have spent all day working on Capt Jack with nothing to show for it", so I looked over my desk and saw the wig sat on my display head.

Yep, I just spent a good hour and a half looking at reference photos while working on my Jack Sparrow wig, adding dreads, coins, beads, torn bits of fabric, suede cord, and other lil bits and pieces. The result? A pretty damn nice looking wig! I've still gotta add shorter pieces of hair, the "piece of eight" coin for the bandana, and secure the dreads in the ponytail at the back, but once all that's done, I've only really got the boots to worry about!

New pics soon!!

29th March 2010: Productive Weekend No pics of the results just yet, but I'll take some soon enough to show you folks. Spent the weekend at Josh's and accomplished a fair bit with him. Made a new more accurate beard, weathered alot of the fabric attire, hemmed up a pair of baggy trousers to use as breeches, turned some faux fur into a pair of manky looking vermin pelts.... even got started on some spare dreads for the wig!

Oh and also got half my boots done, using a pair of ebay-bought shoes as a base, and gluing faux suede fabric to the outside. It's looking quite promising!

I'm a very happy Cap'n, lol.

25th February 2010: More stuff for my head! Ordered a groovy set of pretty accurate hair beads today.... and it's not just the three main pieces, but all the smaller parts too. Just basically anything that you see in his hair, I'll be getting in this kit, lol.

I've also been told that my new leather tricorn is on it's way. I could not be more excited about being Jack Sparrow at this point. Well, maybe when it gets closer to Expo-time, but until then, WEEEEEE!!

My beard kit is also coming along quite well, and I have ordered some more dreadlocks to add to the wig, to make it more volumous and break up the colour a little bit. And I've also got some temporary tattoos on the way. Very, very excited about this character!

23rd February 2010: Fuzzface is in town Well, my new beard kit's arrived.... lacefront tash and chin beard, ready to trim, braid and bead. Should be fun! I've already drawn up a template, so it should just be a matter of making sure it all lines up properly, and sits right on me face. Wish me luck!

15th February 2010: Keeping to the Code Now, I'd already worn this suit to a new year's party in 2008/9, but I feel like, it could use a serious upgrade to look more movie accurate. Most of this is gonna be in the weathering of the pieces I already own, and about 25% is gonna be made up of totally new stuff. I'm getting a new tricorn (one that fits better over the wig), some new beads and possibly the coat for a more completed look.

But yeah, the bulk of the work will be in weathering, fraying, tea-dying and repainting clothing and prop. I'm also gonna be making a big effort to improve my impersonation, which will involve studying his twitches and posture, as well as his vocal range and diction.

As Cap'n Jack would say "keep to the code"


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FairyPorchQueen - 15th February 2010
sexy i love captian jack SAVVVVYYY!

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Broseidon - 18th February 2010
fffffffffffffff

you like, need a jar of dirt.

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callmemilo - 18th February 2010
hehe funny you should mention it, cos i might be getting one, lol

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FairyPorchQueen - 1st March 2010
awesome! i want a kit!!

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Sephirayne - 29th March 2010
Looks awesome. I really love the job you did on the bread.

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gaming_goddess - 7th May 2010
Looks amazing - and the beard looks so real!

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Inuyoku - 8th May 2010
Jack Sparrow is a SEXY man!

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Kerhys - 11th May 2010
This looks totally awesome, can't wait to see you at expo :D

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Anonymous - 11th May 2010
very very sexy

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Bambi. - 13th May 2010
This suits you soooo well!

Harley approves xD

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Debbie Ella - 18th May 2010
Very cool! Loving the beard! ^^

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rohanfox - 18th May 2010
This is amazing! I can't wait to see it :D

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GraceyDarling - 21st May 2010
The hat looks awesome, cant wait to see it all finished :)

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Anonymous - 21st May 2010
i expect many kisses when your in this and im in chesh :D

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Enchanting_ELK - 24th May 2010
oh wow! Ya look great as him!! ^w^ I hope I see this at expo~!

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Anonymous - 30th May 2010
you looked FANtastic yesterday! xx

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Anonymous - 30th May 2010
you were amazing yesterday :D x

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Vol - 30th May 2010
You were absolutely brilliant yesterday! (The Saturday lol) You were perfectly in character x) Im really glad I got a photo and a hug from you xD

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Angelphie - 31st May 2010
Totally amazing! You were wonderful at staying in character, and I love the amount of detail in the costume - you really did an excellent job.

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Anonymous - 1st June 2010
Awesome job mate...I saw you walking about the whole day and you was in character all the time...Loved the walk and the drunken slurring...very good....hope to see you again XD xx

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Anonymous - 3rd June 2010
Ladies ! lol you said that to my friend ...and mum o.o when you walk passed them ^_^ awesome cosplay XD

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Sley - 10th June 2010
You look good as Jack! Great <3

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Adamoluna - 10th June 2010
incredible accuracy, uncanny resemblance, well done! :D

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Inuyoku - 10th June 2010
Ahh the new photo is awesome! it looks like its come directly from the film :D

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Mungojerrie - 10th June 2010
Absolutely loved your Jack cosplay. The fact that you stayed in character the entire day just made it that much more exciting to see you every time you walked around :P Brilliant costume.

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ElegantAura - 10th June 2010
You make an excellent Jack Sparrow, loving your recent photo, Good job ^_^

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- - 13th June 2010
Ah why hello there. It is you.

I seen you at expo and required 3 hugs from you. You loook smexy. Great work < 3

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redheadgirl - 16th June 2010
AHH witty jack... thank u for the comment Elektra appreciates it. Hope u had fun at the con. *hands bottle of rum

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Illulyn - 26th June 2010
Aww hey! You were fantastic at expo! Well done on staying in character like ALL the time, you're a brilliant Jack! x

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Feather-to-Earth - 29th June 2010
This was totally fab to see!!! Definately one of the best Cappin' Jack's i've seen or will ever see ^_~

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redheadgirl - 6th July 2010
Don't mind if i do Cap'n

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Aks100 - 20th July 2010
heya. Saw you at LFCC and loved your outfit. You got Jack down!

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Leolarua - 31st July 2010
this is so awesome *_*

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Zelda - 31st July 2010
This was amazing to see at expo, and then again at lfcc! amazing work ^^

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My__RoadOfBlood - 1st August 2010
Oh my god this was so awesome at Expo, <333

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ember329 - 24th August 2010
Your Sparrow is looking so good!

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Anonymous - 3rd September 2010
you were epic as the captain!!!! best I've ever seen without a doubt! just wish I'd managed to get a pic with ya

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PapercutPerfect - 20th September 2010
You're a bloody amazing Jack! *__* Just fantastic!!

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Ranma1-2 - 4th October 2010
Love it! You look spot on.

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callmemilo - 5th October 2010
thanks, i'll be posting pics of the upgrades soon i hope. got some cool stuff in the works

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Storme - 1st November 2010
Hey, this looked fab at Expo!

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Dark_Angel_15 - 21st November 2010
Its jack, you was Awesome, thanks for the letting me film you. ^^

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Anonymous - 13th December 2010
Wow very good Jack Sparrow !!

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stitcher - 29th November 2011
this is always the first image that pops to my mind when someone mentions your name. :) i love this costume :)

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Captain_Marvelous - 25th March 2012
Well deserved showcase sire!

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Tsuchinoko - 25th March 2012
You make an excellent Captain Jack, I love the shots by the water =)

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Siouxsie James - 25th March 2012
Great photo's, loving the bad eggs one ;)

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ElegantAura - 25th March 2012
Congrats on the showcase <3 <3 <3

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Sephirayne - 26th March 2012
Congrats on the showcase ;)

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rosieroo - 28th March 2012
this is really epic

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KiraraYumi - 31st March 2012
This is completely amazing, you look just like him! All those details, wow! Congrats =D

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callmemilo - 1st April 2012
Thanks guys, was totally bizarre being this on past week's showcase, but really cool to see all the hard work appreciated. Love you beautiful blighters :P <3