Easy Rosie the Riveter costume: How to create your own Rosie the Riveter DIY costume with a few simple items.
Rosie the Riveter has not only been a classic American icon but one of the cutest EASY costume ideas perfect for Halloween! It’s at the top of my Easy Mom Halloween Costume Ideas list!
Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation helped this already popular costume get even more traction in our favorite Halloween episode. Amy Pohler rocked it so well, and reminded us how effortless and fantastic this easy women’s Halloween costume really is!
Represent one of the most iconic images by pulling off a Rosie the Riveter costume. Here’s how to get Rosie’s look!
Easy Rosie the Riveter Costume
Get ready to transform into a 1940s icon with this Rosie the Riveter Halloween costume! Here’s everything you need to pull it together:
Rosie wears a mechanic style romper because hey, she’s busy at work! Grab a navy blue jumpsuit or a cute denim romper to pull off the main piece of the Rosie costume.
*For a lower budget alternative, many make a a denim shirt and pants that match as a makeshift jumpsuit.
- Red Head Scarf
Rosie wore a read head scarf with a polka dot print to tie up her iconic pin curl hair. You can use a red bandana, or buy a custom print Rosie head scarf.
- A Name Patch
I love that this shop owner makes a replica of the Rosie patch. Her name tag in signature red font is a key detail to add to the jumpsuit.
- Button/pin for collar
If you look at the WE CAN DO IT poster, you’ll find a button on Rosie’s jumpsuit collar. This Etsy seller has a fantastic replica.
Grab your favorite pair of ankle boots that most resemble work boots and add those with a thick pair of socks underneath.
Since I live in AZ, my favorite pair of black sneakers worked as a great substitute.
Many Rosies had a tool belt showing they were ready to work. If you want to tune into historical costumes with these rich details of America during World War II, a belt may be a welcomed accessory addition! Or, you can add a fun red belt to blend with the cute costume look.
- We Can Do It Sign
I bought this printable download to complete the costume.
Rosie the Riveter Girl’s Costume
This is clearly a roundup of a Rosie the Riveter adult costume, but it’s the same pieces apply for a girl’s Rosie costume! Grab a child-sized jumpsuit and the same accessories and you’re set! You can even buy a complete kids costume with everything ready to purchase and add to cart in one click.
American History Figure and Symbol
Rosie was a part of American propaganda during World War II representing women who worked in factories, shipyards, and the industrial workforce. She was an icon for women’s rights during the war effort. She’s also a beloved fictional representation of the strength of unity in the United States. That’s one of the reasons American women love to represent her as a strong and cute Halloween costume!