During the golden age of piracy, pirates had to battle tidal-wave sized krakens, crabs, and octopus if they wanted to get their hands on the dazzling buried treasure. Those who were able to defeat the underwater beasts were honored with special tricorn hats. These highly-coveted prizes feature menacing tentacles and killer suction cups which served as a symbol of bravery. Pirates would wear these octopus pirate hats especially while sailing the stormy seas so they could show their clout to rival buccaneers and dangerous sea monsters who may be waiting to ambush your ships.If you want to give your swashbuckler costume some prestige, you should definitely pair this octopus pirate hat with your rugged look. The sleek black hat looks great with the male or female pirate costume of your choosing. Accessorize the ensemble with a parrot prop, a peg leg, and a pocket full of golden doubloons! Wear your octopus hat with pride!