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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.

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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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3 Types of Men's Gasparilla Costumes

There be a style fer ye at Gasparilla, where it be beginning, intermediate or advanced. The more ye dress up the more fun ye be havin'!

The Street or Pirate Lite outfit consist of a Pirate T-shirt with a sash and bandana to give it a taste of pirate.  Good fer those new n' in the crowd of party goers.

Casual or Working Pirate outfit consist of a rugged look with simple cotton and linen fabrics.  Good fer those who want a comfortable n' authentic look.

Formal or Fancy Pirate outfit consist of lace trim and fancy fabrics. Great fer those what want to be outlandish on a night out in the town.  

 

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Gasparilla Cancellation effect local business

On Feb 16, the YMKG announced that 2021 Gasparilla be canceled due to the pandemic, Spectrum News  Channel 9 reporter, Trevor Pettiford boarded Pirate Fashions to see how it would be effecting this small local business.  He quoted be as saying "It's like swimming in the ocean with a hook and peg leg. And then, now this new announcement, it's like adding a an anchor on."Support this local business with home decor of a Pirate Sign.

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How Business arrr effected by Gasparilla delayed!

Due to the Black Plague of Covid19, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla n' EventFest made an Announcement today, Monday, Nov 23 at 3pm, to push back the Children's and Day Parade from January to April 10th and 17th.  Mardi Gras have not cancelled the event, but did cancelled all the parades. 

Channel 8 News called me today to do an interview about How local businesses will be effected by the postponement of Gasparilla. Melanie Michael dropped by the store for an interview. She had never been to the store n' stayed a lot longer than necessary. We got into the discussion about arrr Line of Red n' Gray Pirate Outfits if the Tampa Bucs goe to the Super Bowl.  Here be a link for Plague Survivor shirts.

 

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