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Devra Brusso

First Mate Crafty engineer. Full time construction project manager. Pirate 200 years to late. Wahoowa.

Jay Brusso

Captain Navy Vet Reincarnated pirate captain Having a second coming with wood working. Obsessed with music.
OUR STORY A beginning to an end What started our obsession (yes it is now an obsession)? We both love Halloween, and both love getting dressed up for Halloween. We have always tried to do a “couple” costume that was unique but somehow joint. In order for us to have something that fit well (because let’s be honest most costumes in a package do not fit well curved women.) I would have to make it. This story starts in 2010. We both love pirates, and luckily i was able to find patterns for a full costume patterns for men and women. I started early and made his shirt beginning of Octobe but lets be honest I procrastinated and left the of the pieces till last minute. Week of Halloween last minute.  I was sewing every night after work till I went to bed. Jay was in charge of dinner all that week. I didn’t stop sewing until the first trick or treaters hit the door. That Halloween was such a hit though with the kids. It was so much fun to be dressed up in something so recognizable and that was very comfortable. Best part was it was what we wanted. We also agreed at that time that because I had spent so much time that we would wear this again another year at least. In 2011 year we added some pieces to the costume to make them better. Our decorations get more elaborate and all of a sudden it was what was next? What was next to take us to the next level? We loved our pieces so much, and had so much fun getting into them we were starting to want to do this more than once a year.  So in 2012 we decided we would go again for our wedding anniversary weekend to the Maryland Renaissance Festival. I made a few new pieces and we went all dressed up. I have been to the faire several times as a kid but togther with mu husband, dressed up made it all that much better! It really got you in character and you felt like you were really in that time period. We knew we would have fun running around looking at all the artisans at the faire. I didn’t know how much of a sewing bug I had until we were looking at all the pieces and thinking what can I do next. People stopped us to ask where we got some of our pieces. We felt drunk with adrenaline about how people gushed over the work we had put so many hours into. I wondered if we could sell our stuff for real. So with the encouragement of my husband and some family we opened the store in 2013. That year ended up being a big year of changes for us. We put a few things on the site in the beginning of the year but by April we were packing up our lives to start over a couple hours south. The store took a back seat, but we didn’t stop with the costuming. That year we went to six different festivals. I continued to make and improve on pieces and even made my first corset. There was a couple years lull online but we were always out there. Our passion to keep making pieces to enjoy never went away and feel like we are movie stars when we are out there at these festivals is a drug. Funny how I really don’t like making any real clothes. I would just rather work on our pirate wardrobe. In the span of 2017, the captain, has garnered a passionate interest in wood working. He strives to combine his interest with the 16th and 17th century into the pieces he works on.  So there it is… the obsession, the lifestyle we strive to live. We take inspiration from history, movies and even shows depicining pirates.   So aaaargh me matey, until we sail again into a new port of calling.
SOCIAL
ADDRESS Richmond, Virginia USA
CONTACT e: parlayeight@gmail.com
Parlay 8

Devra Brusso

First Mate Crafty engineer. Full time construction project manager. Pirate 200 years to late. Wahoowa.

Jay Brusso

Captain Navy Vet Reincarnated pirate captain Having a second coming with wood working. Obsessed with music.
OUR STORY A beginning to an end What started our obsession (yes it is now an obsession)? We both love Halloween, and both love getting dressed up for Halloween. We have always tried to do a “couple” costume that was unique but somehow joint. In order for us to have something that fit well (because let’s be honest most costumes in a package do not fit well curved women.) I would have to make it. This story starts in 2010. We both love pirates, and luckily i was able to find patterns for a full costume patterns for men and women. I started early and made his shirt beginning of Octobe but lets be honest I procrastinated and left the of the pieces till last minute. Week of Halloween last minute.  I was sewing every night after work till I went to bed. Jay was in charge of dinner all that week. I didn’t stop sewing until the first trick or treaters hit the door. That Halloween was such a hit though with the kids. It was so much fun to be dressed up in something so recognizable and that was very comfortable. Best part was it was what we wanted. We also agreed at that time that because I had spent so much time that we would wear this again another year at least. In 2011 year we added some pieces to the costume to make them better. Our decorations get more elaborate and all of a sudden it was what was next? What was next to take us to the next level? We loved our pieces so much, and had so much fun getting into them we were starting to want to do this more than once a year.  So in 2012 we decided we would go again for our wedding anniversary weekend to the Maryland Renaissance Festival. I made a few new pieces and we went all dressed up. I have been to the faire several times as a kid but togther with mu husband, dressed up made it all that much better! It really got you in character and you felt like you were really in that time period. We knew we would have fun running around looking at all the artisans at the faire. I didn’t know how much of a sewing bug I had until we were looking at all the pieces and thinking what can I do next. People stopped us to ask where we got some of our pieces. We felt drunk with adrenaline about how people gushed over the work we had put so many hours into. I wondered if we could sell our stuff for real. So with the encouragement of my husband and some family we opened the store in 2013. That year ended up being a big year of changes for us. We put a few things on the site in the beginning of the year but by April we were packing up our lives to start over a couple hours south. The store took a back seat, but we didn’t stop with the costuming. That year we went to six different festivals. I continued to make and improve on pieces and even made my first corset. There was a couple years lull online but we were always out there. Our passion to keep making pieces to enjoy never went away and feel like we are movie stars when we are out there at these festivals is a drug. Funny how I really don’t like making any real clothes. I would just rather work on our pirate wardrobe. In the span of 2017, the captain, has garnered a passionate interest in wood working. He strives to combine his interest with the 16th and 17th century into the pieces he works on.  So there it is… the obsession, the lifestyle we strive to live. We take inspiration from history, movies and even shows depicining pirates.   So aaaargh me matey, until we sail again into a new port of calling.
SOCIAL
ADDRESS Richmond, Virginia USA
CONTACT e: parlayeight@gmail.com
Parlay 8