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Rosie the Riveter Costume & Outfit Ideas

The famous women’s icon of the 1940s was Rosie the Riveter. She appeared in several ads and magazine covers showing off her working woman’s attire. The most famous is Norman Rockwell’s painting turned into the We Can Do It poster. Rosie the Riveter’s look is easy to replicate for a quick Halloween costume or authentic 1940s factory worker, Land Girl, or general 40s working woman. Combing pants or overalls, a button down blouse, and hair bandana she looks, unlike most women’s 1940s fashion models. Instead, she is practical, rugged, and able to get the job done without complaint! It is no surprise Rosie the Riveter’s image has become an example for women’s rights around the world.  Learn more about real Rosie’s in the 1940s. 

Rosie the Riveter’s outfit wasn’t just one look but a few different options such as:

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Rosie the Riveter Costume Examples:

 Stephanie pulling off a fabulous Rosie the Riveter costume

My friend Stephanie pulling off a fabulous Rosie the Riveter costume. Sailor pants, western top, heels, head scarf

Rosie the Riveter costume

One of the better Rosie the Riveter costume sets available.

 

DIY Rosie the Riveter overalls. Sewing pattern

1940s “Rosie” Overalls- Make your own outfit

 

Three working Rosie's outfit ideas by Royal Vintage Shoes- Love the saddle shoes for Rosie costume

Three working Rosie’s outfit ideas by Royal Vintage Shoes- Love the saddle shoes for Rosie costume

 

Rosie the Riveter costume for hot summer weather. Shortalls!

Rosie the Riveter costume for hot weather. Shortalls!

 

Out of the Factory women took to farming aka "Land Girls"

Out of the Factory women took to farming aka “Land Girls” wearing jodhpurs, tall boots, button down shirt and hair scarf or bandanna.

 

Landgirls TV is an excellent source of costume inspiration for Rosie the Riveter women's workwear 1940s outfit ideas

Landgirls TV series is an excellent source of costume inspiration for Rosie the Riveter women’s workwear 1940s outfit ideas. Cotton overalls, a wide belt, and colorful button down shirt with tall rubber boots.

A Land Girl costume ready to go to work!

A Land Girl costume ready to go to work!

 

Nudeedudee Vintage Overalls (Etsy) are fabulous!

 

 

Rockin' my Rosie the Riveter Outfit- See 10 more Rosie costume examples

Rockin’ my Rosie Outfit – 1970s vintage knit shirt, thrift overalls, silk hair scarf, two tone oxford shoes.

 

1950s pinup girls style Rosie the Riveter costume

1950s pinup girls style Rosie the Riveter costume

 

 

1940s "Rosie" costume with overalls. Click to create this look.

1940s “Rosie” costume with overalls. Get this look here.