It has been brought to the attention of High Adventure Design that many people enjoy the idea of a day celebrating pirates and ninjas but they don’t know exactly how to celebrate. If you’re one of these people scratching your head over what a pirates vs. ninjas event might look like we have the answer.
First things first: Cosplay is the rule of the day! Cosplay simply means “costume play” and any day that celebrates pirates or ninjas also celebrates their costumes. Heck, it’s probably prudent to keep a ninja suit under the bed and a pirate costume hanging in the back yard all year long just in case you need to quickly don one.
The traditional event is the Mock Battle. Participants dress as pirates or ninjas, and then gather on a field to do fake battle in front of delighted onlookers. Cries of “Arr!” and “Kiyai!” are staples that help to draw the crowd and evoke smiles. Fake weapons swing left and right as combatants slowly dwindle in numbers. Ninjas leap off of any raised surface they can so as to exhibit their ability to strike from anywhere. Pirates lift bottles to their lips to shake off the effects of a chop to the neck. The whole battle royale should be about cliché and fun. When one side has been fully defeated or routed, then the victors give their war whoops of victory and retire to a den to watch the video footage.
The Mock Battle takes coordination and forethought. We’ll admit that it can be a challenge to make happen. Plus, it’s not an event for everyone. Some people are inhibited. Some people are too lumpy for a ninja suit. Some people just prefer to scoff than enjoy life. To that end, we have researched a longer list of events that should be considered for your pirates and ninjas events:
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