Today was Pirate and Princess Night at Chick-Fil-A on North Mopac. If your kids dressed up as a pirate or princess they got a free kids meal. I crafted two quick pirate customs out of two old bandanas lying around and some cardboard. Easy and no sewing involved at all and it took less than 15 minutes. My 3-year-old was even able to help a bit.
Take a bandanna cut in half on the diagonal. Set aside one half to tie as a due rag. Take the other half and measure (or guesstimate) 3 inches from the raw edge and cut again to create a belt.
Take some cardboard, draw a sword shape and cut it out. There ya go! Done! And what did you win? A free Chick-Fil-A kids meal! And a happy goofy kid!
PS: You don't have to buy anything to get the kids meal free. I just got a coke. Made the whole trip less than 2 dollars, including the costumes!