And we have assured her that D will not be a Sparrow-esque pirate. He will have a 17th century frock-coat, a shirt with lace cuffs (I think anyway) and probably a very elegant cravat. Plus suitable trousers / boots / tricorn hat probably. He is also blind in one eye so I'm trying to persuade him that an eyepatch is ok.
now, getting my parents into costume will be a bit more challenging. I'm thinking cowboy for dad (Australian style), he has done that before and has his own akubra hat, and moleskin coat and trousers. So not too much of a stretch - just a chambray shirt I guess. Unless he feels he needs to be a bit more formal. Mum, on the other hand, has so far refused all our suggestions.