Krewe of Pirate Fashions
Unlike other pirate stores operated by landlubbers, we are fully staffed by buccaneers who talk, dress, drink n' fight like pyrates. Tiger Lee be the Captain of this scurvy krewe, Gypsy the Purser be the keeper of the books, Billy Bobbin be the design manager. Lazar the Razor be the leather maker. Devil May Come be in charge of shipping n' the store.
Tiger Lee of the South China Sea be a pirate at heart. A renegade who skirts the edge of society by being the premier pirate photographer of the seven seas. As the only full time professional pirate photographer in the world, he shoots more pirates than the British Royal Navy.
After travelling the New World fer 12 years vending at over 150 pirate related events, he searched the southeastern seaboard n' Carribean fer a permanent studio to set up. He set down in St Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in this fine country.
Now settled in Tampa, Pirate Fashions be the largest pirate store in the world that sells authentic pirate garb. Most pirate stores only sell t-shirts n' plastic trinkets with skull 'n crossbones. In filling up this pirate store, he brings you the best of what this world has to offer.
Tiger also be a master of combinin' photography with digital manipulation. He be winnin' two Photoshop GURU awards at thar Photoshop World Conference. He was a member of Antique & Amusement Photographers International, Digital Art Guild n' teachin' Advance Image Manipulation at the Art Institute of California. Heavy Metal Magazine published his calendar “Babes with Blades” n' he self-published his own art book called “Digerotic Art” as well as the "Hot Pirate Babes" Calendar for 4 years.
Gypsy the Purser (formerly the Sailmaker) (Laurana Atwood) answered an ad fer a costume maker in Aug 2010 when we were still in St Augustine. She was a military brat, raised in Alaska fishing salmon n' dog sledding. One of her past sports be skydiving with over 300 jumps. She spent many years as an accountant in the corporate world before she found her calling making costumes for DragonCon attendees. Gypsy n' her husband owned a custom cabinet n' countertop shop in a 15,000 sq ft shop with 16 employees until the housing crash of 2008 forced them to close shop. Down on her luck, she took to piracy, n' be very happy keeping track of arrrrr treasure.
Devil May Come (Devin Mc Cabe) be a native La Floridian artist. She long developed an interest in historical costuming through years of attending ren faires, pirate festivals n' conventions as a teen. Her interest in history heavily informed her hobbies, spending time at smith shops, learning to fence, n' even at one point training as a stage combatant at the Sarasota Medieval Faire. While educated as an illustrator, she has continued her higher education in hopes to earn herself a degree in art history as well.
When not hard at work crafting leather goods or working in the storefront, she spends most of her time reading, scouring flea markets for antiques, and throwing themed dinner parties. She moved from being the Leather Manager to become arrr mighty Store Manager!
Billy Bobbin (Alexandria Kelly) be the Head Sewing Wench who learned the skill from her mother. Another native born Floridian, where a passion fer the sea n' piracy comes naturally. She grew up watching Pirates of the Caribbean and has a love fer historical movies n' costumes. A desire to make stuff lead her to Pirate Fashions, where she sews much of the fine garments you find here. She be exploring the world of jewelry smithing as well.
Lazar the Razor (Lazar Janus) hails from one of the 13 original colonies of the new world, New Jersey. He enjoys working with his hands, so he be assigned to make all the leather goods fer the company. He’s a natural born fighter, versed in both the pugilistic arts as well as swordplay, after receiving lessons in the latter from Captain Tiger Lee himself, arrrrgh. After his failed attempt to earn a History Major degree, he turned to piracy to make his own history. When not at the shop, Lazar seeks to embody his personal motto of “Mild n’ Free” by kicking back n’ relaxing.