We Can do It Costume

Sexy We Can Do It Girl Costume

Many of women like to dress up in a Rosie the Riveter costume for Halloween. This is a fun way to celebrate a famous patriotic hero from WWII.

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The Rosie the Riveter costume symbolizes feminism, patriotism and the World War II effort. The Rosie Riveter costume is popular during Halloween and during other parties and festivals. Make a handmade "We Can Do it Costume" this Halloween!

How to Make a Rosie the Riveter Costume - Rosie the Riveter Costume Homemade

You can make your own Rosie the Riveter Costume free, with the following items from your local thrift store.

  • Find plain denim jeans or capris
  • Roll up the jeans above the ankles
  • FInd a button up short sleeve navy shirt to wear under the overalls
  • Wear a red polka dot bandana in your hair

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Rosie the Riveter History

Who was Rosie the Riveter?

Rosie the Riveter was a fictional character used to promote a propaganda campaign created by the U.S. government. This campaign encouraged women to work outside the home during World War II.

Rosie the Riveter is an important part of American history. She is an American icon and feminist icon in United States culture. Rosie the Riveter represented all of the women who helped in the American war effort. Her fictional image was used in media propaganda to recruit more than two million women into the workforce during World War II. Rosie the Riveter posters were an important part of encouraging women to help out in the manufacturing plants.

Rosie the Riveter represents the American women who worked in factories during World War II. These women entered the workforce to support the war effort assembling aircraft and creating war supplies. These women often took jobs which replaced the male workers who were in the military. “Rosie the Riveter” has been adopted as a popular feminist icon, since she represents one of the earliest images of women in the workplace shown as being capable of doing traditionally male dominated trades during WWII. Rosie the Riveter has become a symbol of empowerment, feminism and equality in the workplace and in many other facets of life.

Although real-life Rosie the Riveters took on the same type of work that men had traditionally done during WWII, most women returned to their everyday lives once men returned from the war. Later, many women ventured into the workforce and were employed in clerical or administration positions. Some women continued to work in the male dominated trades.

Rosie the Riveter appeared on postage stamps and on the cover of the Smithsonian magazine. Rosie the Riveter became a popular nickname for women working in war supply factories. Norman Rockwell’s created a historic painting of Rosie the Riveter. It was auctioned by Sotheby’s for nearly $5 million in 2002.

Rosie the Riveter in WW2

We Can Do It Girl!

Geraldine Hoff Doyle (July 31, 1924 — December 26, 2010) was the original "we can do it" girl real-life model. Geraldine Hoff Doyle's image become the classic symbol of empowerment and equality of the sexes. Geraldine Hoff Doyle died on December 26, 2010 at the age of 86.

Rosie the Riveter is famous for saying "We Can Do It"! This famous American icon represents team work, girl power, feminism and patriotism. Rosie the Riveter has inspired generations of women to be strong, promote equality and feminist values.

Rosie the Riveter costumes are one of the most popular during Halloween, and Rosie the Riveter T-Shirts and Posters are among the best-selling.

Rosie the Riveter has also been referred to as the "We Can Do It Girl"! She has also been paramount as an icon in the Breast Cancer Awareness Movement.

Rosie the Riveter Song

Rosie the Riveter Poster

Rosie the Riveter Song

"Rosie the Riveter" was also celebrating in song. The Rosie the Riveter song by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb was a national hit song in 1942.

The famous "Rosie the Riveter" song emerged in 1942. The song features a patriotic female factory worker named "Rosie the Riveter". She is portrayed as a hard worker who is doing her part to help in the American war effort. "Rosie the Riveter" was written by Redd Evands and John Jacob Loeb.

Rosie the Riveter Feminism

Rosie the Riveter Park

Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park is located in Richmond, California. The park includes various historic properties which were assembled during the 1940s to support American war efforts during World War II.

The Rosie the Riveter Park is still quite new. It was established in 2000 and is still under development.

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Georzetta 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

Let's not forget how Rosie was then screwed over by the American establishment. All those serviceman came back home and the women were expected to be quiet and make babies.

Is it any wonder that the 1950s turned out to be a decade of repression and quiet desperation?

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