When The Bee announced what she wanted to be for Halloween this year, I may have jumped for joy.
I LOVE that she wants to be Rosie the Riveter for so many reasons. One is that she is a strong woman. Real or fictitious, strong is strong. So many costumes for teens are so short they cannot bend over without revealing themselves for all the world to see. This one is the opposite of that. SO much.
The other reason is that I didn’t have to actually MAKE most of it. I do enjoy making things for the girls, but when they both request intricate costumes for Halloween, my head wants to explode (just a little).
I found her coveralls thrifting, and luckily they fit well enough I didn’t have to alter them at all. I did make her bandana, but it took me all of 30 minutes to whip up.
I took a square of red fabric that I had in my stash, and hemmed all four sides.
Then I grabbed a circle sponge and some white acrylic paint, and got to stampin’. Tossed it into the dryer to heat set the paint, and it was done.
My fair redhead has ultra light eyebrows, so I drew them in for this.
I may draw them a little lighter for Halloween, though. She said that she felt like Groucho Marx.
The coveralls do have a Naval patch (USS John C. Stennis) on them, and I was on the fence about picking the whole pocket off, but The Bee said she doesn’t mind it, so I think there it will stay.
She kept cracking up between photos. Silly girl.
We had a lot of fun with this one.
Another brilliant aspect of this costume is that she will be warm! We live out here in WA state, and almost every Halloween is chilly and raining. It is always a challenge to get anyone to wear a sweater or coat over their costumes (“Aw Mom. It will cover it up!”).
What are your kids going as for Halloween? Do you make costumes or buy them?