Rosie the Riveter Costume for Cosplay & Halloween 2023
How to make Feminist Icon Rosie the Riveter costume
|1||Blue Working Jumpsuit||Look for a navy blue working jumpsuit with a collar and long sleeves. Make sure you roll up your sleeves.|
|2||Red Polka-Dot Scarf||To make it easier for you, look for a red polka-dot headband instead of an actual scarf.|
|3||40s Hairstyle Wig||Get into the 40s era by wearing a retro styled wig in dark color.|
|4||Work Boots||Pair these work boots with the blue dress to give a little boyish touch to the look.|
|5||Metal Dome Lunch Box||Rosie is seen going to work with these metallic lunch boxes.|
|6||Red Socks||Just a regular red socks. Pair these with the jumpsuit.|
|7||Pinback Button||Attach pinback button on your dress to show your support|
|8||Full Costume||Full costume is also available if you want to save time & money. Another alternative|
|9||Pins||Add these pins to the collar and chest.|
|10||Denim Jumpsuit||You can also reuse a denim jumpsuit.|
In the iconic “We Can Do It!” poster, Rosie the Riveter has a strong blue industrial working jumpsuit on, as she keeps her sweet side by tucking her hair with a red polka-dot scarf. To recreate Rosie the Riveter’s iconic look, you can check out our item list down below.
About Rosie the Riveter
Rosie the Riveter is considered as an allegorical cultural icon in the USA. She depicts women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of them making munitions and war materials. These women sometimes took on entirely new jobs in place of male laborers who joined the military. Rosie the Riveter is used as a symbol of American feminism.
Rosie the Riveter was created to be the star of a campaign aimed at recruiting female workers for defense industries during World War II, and she became perhaps the most iconic image of working women. American women entered the workforce in groundbreaking numbers during the war, while a lot of men joined the army left gaping holes in the industrial labor force.
Between 1940 and 1945, the female percentage of the U.S. workforce increased from 27 percent to nearly 37 percent, and by 1945 nearly one out of every four married women worked outside the home. Nowadays, Rosie the Riveter is a pop culture icon who represented the power of women and feminism.