Top Costumes from the St. Louis Pirate Festival

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Sven Helgrim and Queen Mab. Sven plays in the Capt'n Black's Sea Dogs band that performs at the festival.

Every year Wentzville's Rotary Park is turned a Caribbean port city for the St. Louis Pirate Festival. The island is taken over by boneheaded pirates, decorative nobles, merry maidens and any one who cares to join in the fun. Here are the best costumes from September 18. Photos by Nick Schnelle.