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Captain Hook Costume Guide

Captain Hook DIY Costume Guide for Cosplay and Halloween
How to dress like Captain Hook for cosplay and Halloween [Photo: billybookcase]

In Disney’s classic film Peter Pan, Captain Hook is a frightening villain with a ravenous crew of pirates and one goal on his mind – to get rid of Peter and the Lost Boys once and for all.

To be fair to him, Peter Pan was the reason Hook lost his hand after allowing a crocodile to eat it as a prank.

With his distinctive outfit, sharp hooked hand and sinister grin, a high quality Captain Hook costume will surely set you apart from the rest of the crowd.

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Authentic Captain Hook Costume Ideas

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How to Dress Like Captain Hook

Captain Hook has long wavy black hair down past his shoulders, evil slanted black eyebrows and a pointed mustache under his large nose. This is a fairly easy look to achieve with the right wig and makeup.

Purchase a voluminous black wig from a costume show and use a volume-maximizing hairbrush to get the same bushy-haired look as Hook. Pair it with a long, pointed fake mustache to complete the look – or if you are daring – grow your own!

With the right video makeup tutorials and a black eyebrow pencil, you can also master Hook’s conniving brows. See:

Captain Hook Makeup Tutorial

Captain Hook wears a white long-sleeved dress shirt with a frilled white collar under a red coat hemmed with gold, making him look like the ruthless king of the Seven Seas.

He compliments this fashionable pirate garb with a pair of red long johns which extend down to his knees, long white trouser socks and heavy black unlaced boots complete with gold buckles.

No Hook costume is complete without a pair of leather pirate boots! Be sure to find a pair that are comfortable yet still match the Captain Hook style.

What would a Captain Hook costume be without the hook? You can purchase a fake pirate hook to wear on your hand from most retail websites and costume shops. Look for a shiny silver one to really nail down the authentic look.

Finally, don’t forget Hook’s sword and hat! The hat is a large floppy red variety with a huge white feather plume on it.

For the sword, look for a long silver one with a gold or brass handle, and for one last touch, purchase a brown leather sheath to hold it in, just like Captain Hook’s.

Get your friends to dress up as other characters like Wendy, Mr. Smee and Peter Pan and sail the high seas to your next big convention together!