Just in time for All Hallow’s Eve, Smahain, the American Guy Fawke’s Day, what-have-you, there is an interesting article on pirate reenactors online.
As to the popularity of pirate dress-up, we had a Halloween party at my son’s school on Friday, and the buccaneers were well in attendance that night; we had enough going through the party to man a sloop. And a large number were young ladies, to boot.
According to the article, there’s a certain amount of annoyance at all of the Jack Sparrow-inspired pirates showing up. If there’s anyone out there looking for a non-PotC derived character to work from, well, there’s a lot of good possibilities here…
And hey, if you do decide to do Abigail, Hope, or any other crew from the Raging Gale, I’d love to share pictures of your costumes with other readers. Post here links to anything you have uploaded and want to display.