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Introduction of the Lady Pirate Court Gown

After 6 years of stop n' start development, it finally be available. The Formal Lady Pirate Court Gown Outfit be perfect fer any formal event of the 18th century.  It be made up of many components, with the Custom Ladies Formal Gown being the key. Decide if you want to color coordinate with your partner. You can have many different looks by changing your stomachers, petticoat n' accessories. There be 3 styles to wear this gown: Spanish, French or Polish.

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Last Pirate Event fer Pirate Fashions

Join us at Cedar Key Pirate Invasion on Nov 3 to 5 fer Pirate Fashions last outside event.  This be arrr 6th n' final year of vending at this fun event.  Due to changes to our store n' increase of labor cost, we can no longer keep enough staff to run arrr full time retail store n' vend at outside events, so instead we arrr redirecting our focus to putting on arrr own events instead.  Announcements and further information will be on next months newsletter.

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Pirate Themed Entrepreneurs Organization Nerve Convention

 

About 18 years ago I got pulled into Piracy when my friend Ted Shred of Pirates for Hire asked me to dress n' shoot pirates fer a pirate themed business convention.  This October we returned to our roots n' helped decorate n' provided a pop-up store in the JW Marriott in Tampa Bay fer the EO Nerve Convention 2023.  The Entrepreneur' Organization evolved from the Association of College Entreprenuers group, which I started the Arizone State University branch a very long time ago.  For this event we provided pirate ships, cannons, a treasure chest, n' a few other fun props n' garb fer sale to get everyone in the pirating mood.  I also gave an hour talk about pirate weapons, how to talk like a pirate n' the economics of piracy.  The event ended in a big bash, attended by conference goers, our very own Pirate Fashions Krewe, n' the Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirates.

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Review of Netfix's Pirate Series: One Piece

I have known about One Piece the manga series fer a long time, but could never get into it because the silly looking outfits of the main characters.

But since owning a pirate store, I must explore everything pirate, so I watched the Netflix series.  I was a big anime fan before becoming a pirate.  I have not read any of the 1000+ chapers of manga, nor warched tghe 1000+ episodes of anime,15 movies or any of the video games.

In the begining it seemed a bit dumb, but the more I watched the more I got connected with the characters. I love when a team gets pulled together. I did admire the captain's comitment to his krewe.  Each epidsode introduced a new character and reveals their backstory.  The production value was great, along with the acting.  It be worth the watch fer Luffy n' the Staw Hat Pirates, if you don't take it too seriously.

 

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Tiger takes his Krewe on a Cruise!

After a record Black Flag Friday from this years Gasparilla, Tiger Lee rewards his hard working krewe with a cruise aboard the Margaritaville at Sea.  It be the only cruise ship that has weekday cruises, since we can't close arrrr retail store on the weekends.  All other cruise lines leave on saturday.  Normally I treat my krewe to a day at the East Indian Mouse Company (Disney World), but this year I decided to do something better.  It cost less to spend 2 days at sea than one day at the Holy Rodent Empire.

Since Jimmy Buffet wrote a book called "A Pirate Looks at 50", I figure a cruise line run by a drunken pirate would be OK.  We cruised over to Freeport, Bahamas to visit the new Bahamas Maritime Museum.  It featured the recovered plunder from the Nuestra Senora de las Maravillas which sank in 1656. 

We pirates ate, drank n' partied like it was 1699. It's not the Queen Mary, but it was a fun little 2 day cruise.  

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WFLA News interview Tiger Lee for Gasparilla

Jennifer Leigh Spann, the weather anchor fer Channel 8 news comes to Pirate Fashions to be transformed from weather girl into a lovely lady pirate.  This interview we featured Golden Mermaid Tiny Pirate Ship n' the 3 time periods of piracy.  Gasparilla be the 3rd largest parade in the USA, this be held on Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 this year.  She assure me that this year will be warmer than last year's frigid one, but still a bit chilly.

Watch the interview video

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Pirate Fashions walks Gasparilla Parade

This year, Tiger Lee n' Devil May Come walked the entire parade staging area to get new photos to update arrr Gasparilla Krewe Book of costume requirements.  This year we bumped into Ric Flair, the Grand Marshal of this 2023 Gasparilla.  He was 2 time WWE hall of famer and Tampa resident.  We spend arrr time helping krewe members with corset and sash to insure they looked their best for the parade.  During the parade we search out any pirates wearing Pirate Fashions garb to give them the PF Coin specialty beads.

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