Probably one of the most iconic characters in advertising history, the Morton Salt Girl has been gracing the front of their packaging for over 100 years. She can be cosplayed by both men and women, following this easy costume guide.
Choose a Blonde Short Cosplay Wig to wear over a Yellow Round Neck 3/4 Sleeve Dress and paired with Yellow Cotton Mary Jane Shoes. A pair of Silk Reflections Panty Hose will complete the clothing portion of this cosplay. Accessorize with a White Umbrella and container of Morton Iodized Salt.
If you’re into cosplaying advertising characters, The Morton Salt Girl is a quick and easy choice. Start with a short blonde wig which can be purchased at a local costume shop or even online. Next, get yourself a simple yellow dress. Lucky for you, her look has been updated six times since her first appearance, which gives you some options to match her look. Add a pair of yellow flats and her trademark white umbrella, and you’re done!
Of course, for you more creative types, you could go the extra mile and paint your face and hands white along with a pair of white stockings. These supplies can be picked up online, or at the same costume store, you purchased the wig. For group cosplay, it might be fun to go as a group of vintage advertising characters like The Kool-Aid Man, Tony the Tiger, or the Hawaiian Punch guy. Check out the featured cosplay pics for even more ideas. Send in your costume pics and to show us your look!
As with many advertising characters, the Morton Salt Girl is not based on a living person. She was part of a series of advertising presentations submitted to the Morton Company in 1911. Interestingly enough, she wasn’t even in the top dozen options. She was put with two other ad substitutes and stood little chance of being chosen to represent the product.
The Morton Salt Girl has stood the test of time by having her look periodically updated to keep up with the times. She has been modernized on six separate occasions over the years—1921, 1933, 1941, 1956, and 1968—in addition to the original ad appearing in 1914. She was last updated in 2014 in celebration of 100 years of service as the face of Morton Salt. She has become a popular character at costume parties, classrooms parties, parades, and even cosplay conventions! Her look has stood the test of time and remains a beloved American icon.