No-Sew Captain Hook Costume From a T-Shirt

Nothing like last minute work to get your creative juices flowing.  It was the day before their Halloween party and we still had not discussed their costume.   When I asked them this was their responses: Captain Hook, Peter Pan and a Pirate.  I had no time to sew nor was I in the mood to sew, this is what I came up with for Captain Hook. After the party, it went into their costume bin and it still gets used for their pretend play.

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What you need is a T-shirt you don’t mind cutting up or you can use a polo.

You can leave the sleeves on but we wanted it to be a sleeveless coat.


  •  Glue
  • Red Tee or polo
  • Gold ribbon, Black ribbon
  • Black felt for the bottom trim1. Cut the tee as shown in the picture above. Down the middle and cut the sleeves off.
  • 2. I used the black felt for the bottom part of Captain hooks coat. I glued the black felt to the bottom of the Tee.3. Then glue the black ribbon down the middle. This gave it a more clean look and it covered up the raw edges.4. Next add gold ribbon and glue it over the black felt and the t-shirt. Also, glue small strips of gold ribbon in the middle area as shown above.

This captain hook costume took me about 20 minutes to complete.  The pirate hat was a lot harder to make and my son didn’t even end up using it.

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16 Responses to “No-Sew Captain Hook Costume From a T-Shirt”

  1. September 26, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    What a great costume! I don’t sew, so I am always looking for good no-sew ideas. Would love for you to link up at our homemade costume blog parade:

  2. September 26, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    That is so creative and cute! I could have never come up with it. Thanks for sharing this with me. Adding it to my list now!

  3. September 27, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    What a great idea… I can’t sew so anything no sew is always welcomed ! thank you so much for taking the time to share and link…we appreciate it…xo Lucy

  4. September 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    oh how cute and simple!!!! I LOVE it!!!!! :) Thank you so much for the sweet idea and for linking up at Happy Hour!!!

  5. September 28, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    This is a great costume idea. I love the look and how easy it is!

  6. September 28, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    What a clever idea to cut up a jacket! Awesome job. My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.)

  7. September 28, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Oops–I guess it’s not a jacket. It’s a shirt. Still fabulous!

  8. October 1, 2012 at 12:49 am #

    That is fantastic! So simple and it looks amazing. I think I’ll make one of these for my son’s dress up cabinet. Pinning!

  9. Mztee25
    December 10, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    Luv it and its cheap to make and fast I’ve been looking for a coat for my grandson 1st birthday it will be a pirate theme as well thanks so much love it

  10. liz
    October 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    Oh my goodness I totally made this for my brother who was visting from out of state and wanted to fit our family theme it turned out amazing! Although I used permanent double sided tape to put it together because I didn’t want to mess with glue. Thank you so much!!!!!

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