Easy Halloween Costume: Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter Costume Idea

Looking for a last minute Halloween costume? Don’t want to spend the money on a nice new one or take a lot of time and effort to create your own? Perfect! I’ve got just the costume for you. Rosie. the. Riveter. To learn more about Rosie, check out the History Channel’s profile on her. I wore this costume on Saturday night for our 2nd annualHalloween party and loved it. It was by far the most comfortable and warm costume I’ve worn in a while. Ready to do your own version of Rosie the Riveter? Great, let’s get you started!

Affordable Halloween Costume Ideas: Rosie the Riveter and Hippie

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Blue collared shirt
  • Navy blue or high waisted pants or jeans
  • Red lipstick
  • Worker boots
  • Red bandana

For this costume, I bought one item–the denim shirt I wore. I could have easily gone to Goodwill or borrowed one from a friend but I’ve been wanting a chambray style shirt anyway so when I saw this one from Target, I knew it was worth the purchase for my costume and everyday wear! It was $22 I believe. I borrowed some J Crew navy blue capripants, boots, lipstick/liner, and a bandana to pull this look together.

Rosie Costume

I did normal foundation base, neutral eye makeup, dark cat eye black liner on my upper lid, mascara, lip liner & lipstick that stayed put all night from Mac for my face. Then we just pulled up my hair in a simple twist and tied the bandana on top. I lucked out because my friend Bryan is in the military and let me borrow his American flag emblem to put on my sleeve. See? Easy!

Cop from Reno 911 and Rosie the Riveter Costume Ideas

Oh and just in case you were wondering….yes, that’s my hubs dressed up as a cop from Reno 9-1-1 so there’s an easy costume for your guys if you need one too!

What are you dressing up as for Halloween? Or, if not you, how about your kids? If you dress up as Rosie the Riveter, please let me know, would love to see your costume!!

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