Rosie the Riveter remains an iconic image for women all over the world even years after World War II. Rosie serves as a lasting reminder that women are capable of more than simple tasks. Women are strong, equal, independent and capable of whatever they set their minds to. Rosie is a lasting image that women can reach any dream and should be envisioned as equals to men.
Follow this costume guide to get her iconic look. Dress up like Rosie with a Polka-dot Red Bandana to pull your hair back, Blue Coveralls, Red Cocks, Black Work Boots, and a Metal Lunch Box.
Rosie the Riveter is one of the most iconic images and is a costume that we see recurring every year. She had such a huge impact on history and women all around the world that she will never be forgotten. This is a costume you can actually feel proud to wear and remember such a huge part of history. We have found all of the pieces you will need to recreate Rosie’s look.
Rosie is the first image you’ll see in recruiting campaigns. She is seen as strong because of her muscles, but this isn’t only a physical reference. It showed that as the war progressing women were just as essential men. Rosie is ready to work in her outfit that has become one of the most memorable campaigns in the history of America. This is a great cosplay costume that you can also be proud to wear anytime!
Rosie the Riveter is an iconic women’s image for all women in the work force. During World War II, men were called to fight and women stepped up to support their families by working in the areas they did not typically get called to work in. During the war years, the percent of women in the workforce jumped from 27 percent to 37 percent. This was a huge movement during that time and still would be today. Rosie the Riveter became the government’s image for recruiting women into the work force and was an excellent form of imagery showing just how important women are in every aspect in and out of the home.
The movement for recruiting women changed the view on women working outside of the home. The image before World War II was that women were only meant for housework and raising children, but now they were viewed as being as strong and independent as men.