Donnie Osborne is a cosplayer, history buff, and artist from Southport, North Carolina. Growing up in an area with pirate history galore, it was only a matter of time before he donned the boots and sword himself, piecing together his preliminary Captain Jack as a Halloween costume. Wanting to authenticate the look even further, he researched the exact fabrics and costume-makers for the movie (ranging from the boot creators in Texas to certain fabrics from London) and assembled a very close replica to Depp’s ensemble from the ‘Pirates’ movies. Having appeared at a variety of business and charity events as Captain Jack for over 14 years, he has perfected his character’s voice, movements and mannerisms down to the ‘T’. Because of his professional representation as the character, Donnie has had the great honor of making an appearance as Captain Jack Sparrow for Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World in Florida. Behind the cosplay scene, Donnie is an Air Force Veteran and former K-9 officer who pursues his passion for painting and creating art. In his spare time, he makes appearances at local (and not-so-local) children’s events and charities like the Children’s Miracle Network, jumping at any chance he can to help raise awareness and funds for such worthy causes. He can be spotted (when not at conventions) at major boat shows along the Eastern seaboard, county and state fairs, as well as randomly strolling along the waterfronts of Southport and Wilmington, surprising tourists, taking pictures, and handing out coins to the children.