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Top 7 Tips for Halloween Costumes

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Halloween will be here before we know it

Thinking about your Halloween costume? We’ve got the top 7 costume tips to ensure you have a enjoyable and memorable Halloween. 

Halloween Costume Tip #1: Start planning your costume now. Why? Plan early (if you can). Plan late (if you procrastinate like most of us). Whenever you begin thinking about Halloween, you should interpret that as a reminder to get started. Some costumes require extra time to be sure you have everything you need to have the perfect effect. Some costumes need to be tried on and adjusted. The distance between NOW and Halloween isn’t expandable. Each day that goes by is one less day to decide on and order your costume. The sooner you act, the less likely it is that you’ll have to pay a premium for expedited shipping.

Start on your costume as soon as you can. We have all 3 BE A ROSIE Costume Kits in stock. Every year we have customers who wait until 2 or 3 days before their Halloween event…often multiple days before Halloween. We do all we can to meet their deadlines, but they often have to pay for Express Delivery.

Halloween Costume Tip #2: Consider where you will be wearing your costume. At an office party? To work on your usual schedule? When taking your children or grandchildren out for Trick or Treat? To a neighborhood gathering or the party of a friend? Hosting your own Halloween party? If you are hosting a party, then you want to give extra consideration to your costume as it may influence your decorations and even party favors.

Consider where you will be wearing your costume. One of several advantages with the Be a Rosie Costume is that it is appropriate at work and at play. 


We wouldn’t give you all these costume tips without showing you costume options that meet all 7 of these Halloween considerations.


BE A ROSIE (BASIC) includes Rosie the Riveter 22” bandana, Rosie’s employment badge collar button, Rosie iron-on embroidered name patch. You’ll get authenticity…with a twist of imagination. 

Halloween Costume Tip #3: In choosing a costume, make sure it will be comfortable. Some costumes look great when you are standing in front of the mirror, but what about when you are at work that day or going to a party in the evening, or walking with your children while they trick or treat? Can you easily sit in the costume? Do you have to constantly fuss with it so that it doesn’t come askew? A comfortable costume lets you focus on the event, friends, and family—not your clothing.

Choose a comfortable costume. Be a Rosie Costume Kit provides all the accessories for a definitely comfortable outfit. This is what Rosie and millions of working women wore to their jobs in factories during World War II. 

Halloween Costume Tip #4: Safety is key for your costume its as much as it is for a child’s Halloween outfit. Some masks, for example, make it difficult to see and elaborate headdresses can hinder your ability to move around safely. Long costumes may get in the way when you climb steps or want to dance and long sleeves that hang down over your hands can be a problem when it is time to snack, eat a meal, or even drive. And if you are wearing a costume to work, consider the motions you routinely go through and make sure your costume will allow you to perform your usual tasks in a safe way. 

Be sure your costume is safe. Safety was critical during WW2 as well as today. Rosie the Riveter’s bandana was important to keep her hair away from machinery. She wore boots or workshoes for comfort and safety. With this costume, you don’t need high heels that might trip you up on a Halloween evening or leave your feet sore the next morning.


BE A ROSIE (DELUXE) includes our BIG, official 27” bandana, collectible enameled Rosie collar pin, handful of real rivets, genuine WWII ration token and 1943 steel penny, temporary tattoos, Rock Your Dots socks, hand-painted polka dot Bobbie Pins(tm) and a Rosie iron-on embroidered name patch. Just add blue jeans, overalls and blue shirt…instant Halloween costume. And you’ll look just like the original “We Can Do It!” Rosie.

Happy Halloween, 2019.

Halloween Costume Tip #5: Let your costume help you make a statement. You want others to recognize your costume and, more importantly, know that it is a reflection of who you are and your values. Let the costume be fun while considering what it says about you.

Let your costume help you make a statement. Halloween is a great time to make a statement about who you are and what matters to you. Rosie the Riveter is a symbol of strength, courage, and empowerment. That’s a fabulous message to share with friends, co-workers, family, and even strangers who see you in your “We Can Do It!” costume. It’s also a great conversation starter.

Halloween Costume Tip #6: Be sure to consider others who will see you. Tips 5 and 6 work together. Tip 5 has you thinking about who you are and how you want to present yourself. Tip 6 reminds you to consider others. Will you only wear your costume to a party with other adults? Consider how your costume might work with your group of friends or your children. Find something that can be appropriate for different ages. 

Not everyone will know who Rosie the Riveter is. This year we added our polkadot name patch…your Rosie ID. Discuss Rosie with friends; you might even consider Rosie appropriate for a group costume. After all, Rosie and her colleagues all dressed similarly. You can do the same thing. You and a friend, or several friends, might all go as Rosie the Riveters. Or how about you and your daughter? We have a number of precious mother/daughter photos. We even have a great photo of a mother and son. It’s never too early to show respect for strong women.

Halloween Costume Tip #7: Get a cost-effective costume. Avoid costumes made of cheap materials that just end up being thrown away or stashed forever in the back of your closet. Some cheap Halloween outfits pull apart at the seams before the night is over. How about a costume with elements you can incorporate into your wardrobe after Halloween is over?

This year, you can BE A ROSIE without emptying your piggy bank. Plus, you get high-quality gear such as the soft cotton bandana, the collar pin, the red and white polkadot socks (BE A ROSIE DELUXE) that you can wear any time. If you get the DIY kit, you get a poster you can frame. Plus, you can dress in your own jeans and blue work shirt from your closet and accessorize with our Rosie gear.


BE A ROSIE (DIY) includes all the items of a BE A ROSIE (DELUXE) with two exceptions. We have replaced the socks with our 2-Sided 24” by 36” DIY “We Can Do It!” Poster (Rosie the Riveter side and DIY side without Rosie so you can pose in front and BE A ROSIE).

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