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Amelia Earhart Costume

Updated on September 17, 2016
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Halloween - fun for children and adults. I was noted for my annual Halloween parties and creative costumes.

Dress Like the Famous Aviator - Amelia Earhart

I grew up in Kansas, so naturally Amelia Earhart was a hero to me. Actually her flying achievements and the mystery surrounding her disappearance and death still intrigue people.

For Halloween or any other costume event, you can dress like this famous aviator from generations ago. I've assembled a variety of pieces to achieve the Amelia Earhart look. I hope it simplifies it for you to put together your Amelia Earhart costume.

Graphic from Amelia_Earhart stickers by WingPrint on Zazzle

Get Aviator Goggles and a Helmet for Your Amelia Earhart Costume - These are gaining new popularity in the steam punk look as well

Choose the aviator googles that you like best to go with your Amelia Earhart costume or with your steampunk outfit. If you want to see even more, click on any picture and Amazon will show you their whole selection of goggles.

Emgo Aviator Goggles- Genuine Leather
Emgo Aviator Goggles- Genuine Leather

There are dozens of goggles available for costumes. These have a high-quality that will make your outfit look authentic.

They can be used in future costumes for a steampunk look too.


Choose a Head Covering

Aviator Black Leather Motorcycle Cap Vintage WWII Hat Medium
Aviator Black Leather Motorcycle Cap Vintage WWII Hat Medium

This leather cap certainly looks like it came from the early days of aviation. It's really simple and streamlined like the early aviation helmets.

For future uses, the cap could become part of a costume of an early football player, before the days of lots of padding and big helmets.


White Aviator Scarf for Your Amelia Earhart Costume - or for a World War II Pilot's Costume

Some Photos Show Amelia Earhart Wearing a Long, Patterned Scarf but others show her with a plain scarf. Opt for a colored scarf if you want to brighten up your outfit.

Royal Silk Aviator Scarf - OFF-WHITE - Soft, Sleek, Stylish, Genuine Satin Silk
Royal Silk Aviator Scarf - OFF-WHITE - Soft, Sleek, Stylish, Genuine Satin Silk

This is the classic scarf that you'll see in most vintage photos of aviators.


Amelia Earhart Style Flying Jackets for Women

Get a Classic Flight Jacket Like Amelia Earhart Wore. Click on this one to see the variety of models and sizes.

These jackets range from faux leather to the real deal. It might be the place to splurge since you can wear it for years.

VIRGIN ONLY Women's High-Grade Faux-Leather Jacket-M-Brown
VIRGIN ONLY Women's High-Grade Faux-Leather Jacket-M-Brown

This one won't break the budget, since it is faux leather. It has the right look, ending at the waist. A front zipper, lots of pockets and the brown color makes it a good match for many of the pictures of Amelia Earhart standing by her airplane. This one will last awhile, but not as long as real leather.

If you can afford to get real leather, you'll get use of the jacket for years, not just for a Halloween costume.


Amelia Earhart is one of our local heroes. There are statues of her in North Hollywood and at the Burbank Airport. It's a great costume idea ...

— KimGiancaterino

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Amelia Earhart Wore Close Fitting Tan Pants or Jodphers

TuffRider Women's Cotton Pull-On Gripper Breech, Light Tan, 32
TuffRider Women's Cotton Pull-On Gripper Breech, Light Tan, 32

Great attire for riding horses or piloting an airplane. Don't these look marvelous! Wait until you try them on and see how great you look in them.

All cotton. If you have a pair of dark or khaki slacks, you can probably get by with those.


This is such a great idea for a Halloween costume. I think we should encourage our children to consider historic outfits. It's a wonderful teaching and learning opportunity. Like you, I'm especially intrigued by Amelia Earhart, and am currently reading a book about her life.

— Diana Wenzel

Take a Look at Amelia's Style in These Vintage Film Clips

How about Some Boots for Your Amelia Earhart Costume!

The clothing and boots for the Amelia Earhart costume will fit right into your wardrobe after Halloween is over. These sturdy boots can be worn with many outfits. These also look great with a steampunk outfit.

Think of them as an investment that you'll get years of use from.

FRYE Women's Melissa Tall LACE Riding Boot, Cognac, 11 M US
FRYE Women's Melissa Tall LACE Riding Boot, Cognac, 11 M US

These are in perfect tune with the season's tough girl-chic look and comes complete with the full lace-up front, side zip, pull tab and treaded outsole. The chic part comes when you team it with something ultra-feminine like a ruffled skirt or pair of pink cropped leggings.

Faux leather upper in a lace-up, knee-high military style boot with a round toe cap.

These are the perfect Amelia Earhart books, but not inexpensive. Look them over and also consider the other ones Amazon suggests to see what fits your budget.


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WWII Aviator Flight Jacket for Kids

Rothco Kids Wwii Aviator Flight Jacket, Brown, Large
Rothco Kids Wwii Aviator Flight Jacket, Brown, Large

They will want to wear this cool jacket all winter long. A good investment, not just a costume piece.


Budget Version - Helmet and Googles

These are made of felt so it is inexpensive. This makes it great for a one-time use, like for a school presentation. Some parents had to pin the hat to size it down for their child.

Classic Aviator Hat - Pilot Aviator Cap - Vintage WWII Hat Funny Party Hats
Classic Aviator Hat - Pilot Aviator Cap - Vintage WWII Hat Funny Party Hats

This is an unfortunate picture they are showing. The one on Amazon looks much better than this one.


Amelia Earhart was a favorite of mine and the kids get to know her in the Night at the Museum which has started a new group of fans in the younger generations.

— Ann Hinds

Just right for the child's Amelia Earhart costume and for other uses like horseback riding.

Jodphers for a Child

TuffRider Kid's Cotton jods
TuffRider Kid's Cotton jods

These are a good look for a child dressing as Amelia Earhart.

If you need to watch the budget, look for beige leggings as a substitute.


See Amelia's Clothing in the Scenes from the Movie Trailer

Aviator Costume Kit - for that Amelia Earhart look

elope Aviator Costume Kit, Brown, One Size
elope Aviator Costume Kit, Brown, One Size

If you don't want to put together a costume from the selection shown, you can buy a complete Amelia Earhart costume ready-to-wear.


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Amelia [Blu-Ray] - Enjoy This Entertaining Film about Her Life

Amelia [Blu-ray]
Amelia [Blu-ray]

Immerse yourself in Amelia Earhart's life with this DVD. You can watch this immediately with Amazon's Instant Video.


Amelia Earhart Museum

The museum is located at 223 North Terrace Street in Atchison, KS. She spent much of her early life living with her grandparents here.

Photo Credit: A classic photo of Amelia Earhart from Zazzle

What Else Do You Need for Your Costume?

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      4 years ago

      I have got to get me one of those! Too late for the party Saturday, but not too late for Halloween or next party! Awesome lens! My Pen pal star trek ship was the SS Earheart!

    • norma-holt profile image


      4 years ago

      Her disappearance raises a lot of interest still here in Australia. She is thought to have been shot down by the Japs over the Pacific but nothing has been found. Nice lens and a great topic.

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      Kimberly Schimmel, MLS 

      5 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      I'm also an Earhart fan. At Purdue, we had a residence hall named for her because she spent time there as an instructor.

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      alina nicoleta92 

      5 years ago

      She was indeed a fantastic woman, especially in that period. Great lens!

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      Cheryl Paton 

      5 years ago from West Virginia

      I saw the movie about Amelia Earhart and found it very interesting. You've got some great costume choices here.

    • Brandi Bush profile image


      5 years ago from Maryland

      Amelia Earhart is a great, unique costume idea and you have put together everything one would need! Very fun! :)

    • Virginia Allain profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      @OMGDan: We visited NZ, but I missed that museum. The early aviators were quite daring.

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      5 years ago

      Brings back memories of going to Motat Museum in Auckland, New Zealand as a young boy and being amazed by all the aviation exhibits it was so cool.

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      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      @Rodaussie: I agree and really practical if you are out in the country where there might be snakes.

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      5 years ago

      Long boots are cool and sexy...

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      Mr-Panda LM 

      6 years ago

      Amelia Earhart is great! Thank you for sharing!

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      6 years ago

      She is a great woman, people respected. :)

    • eilval profile image


      6 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Unique costume idea and great lens . Watched the movie ... thought provoking !

    • Onemargaret LM profile image

      Onemargaret LM 

      6 years ago

      Yes, Amelia Earhart was very brave! I saw the movie of her, played by Hilary Swank. It was very touching! Great lens!

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      ofwdin lm 

      6 years ago

      can bring around a toy plane if you like for a complete look,

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      6 years ago

      A brave and determined woman. I watched a tv movie about Shirley Temple the other night, and I thought that it was interesting that Amerlia Earhart came to visit her and that they were friends. Nice and inventive lens about Amelia Earhart costumes!

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      6 years ago

      I Loved the Amelia Earhart Movie, I wished the ending was a little better but overall it was good!

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      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I love the looks of this page and the topic of Amelia Earhart is so interesting. Who wouldn't want to dress like this pioneer of aviation history? :)

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      fugeecat lm 

      7 years ago

      This is a great costume idea. It looks so simple.

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      7 years ago

      I like the style of the aviator goggles.

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      7 years ago

      I didn't know there was a day dedicated to her.

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      7 years ago

      What a unique idea for a costume! Thanks--I'd never have been able to think of all that was needed. She was certainly a woman ahead of her time, and a great woman for all times!

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      Echo Phoenix 

      7 years ago

      she was my childhood hero... what a great Lens!

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      Mishael A Witty 

      7 years ago

      This is such a great costume idea. I never would've thought of it. I've always been interested in her story, too - such an amazing, inspiring woman. Thank you for sharing this!

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      Luminosity LM 

      7 years ago

      I am related to this lady on my grandmothers side of the family.

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      anansigirls lm 

      7 years ago

      My daughter (8) insists that Amelia can not be dead and lives somewhere on a tropical island and is happy that no one has found her. Not even the fact that Earhart was born in 1897 and would be 114 years old can take that believe from her ("She must be living healthy on that island"). Thank you for the lens.

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      Ann Hinds 

      7 years ago from So Cal

      Had to come back and bless this lens. When they make these items in plus sizes, I will also dress up. There is something about Amelia that draws not only me but apparently many others.

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      7 years ago

      A very informative tribute to a facinating story of a very brave woman.

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image


      7 years ago

      Now THAT's a costume I would like to have!

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      8 years ago

      i read recently they may have found some items from this aviator on an island in the pacific maybe an end to the mystery is pending

    • Virginia Allain profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Allain 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      @venitalynn: How wonderful to have such an illustrious ancestor. I bet you've read all the books about her.

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      8 years ago

      She's my great, great aunt. (There might be another great in there.) My great grandpa's last name was Earhart. :) Very cool lens - I think I know what I'm going to be next Halloween!

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      8 years ago

      Amelia certainly had her style, and this makes for a stylish lens about her and her apparel. I feel like I've been taken back in time for awhile here. Well done!

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      8 years ago

      What a great idea for a costume - I love it! It would definitely be a great starter for conversations with the kids to tell them all about her!

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      8 years ago

      What a great unique idea for a costume! Very interesting lens. Congratulations on being a fellow King of SquidBoo! x

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      8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congrats on your nomination in the SquidBoo Challenge! Awesome tribute to a historic hero! Good Luck and have a Happy Halloween! (^..^)

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      Tyla MacAllister 

      8 years ago

      Amelia Earhart was a true American heroine. What a great idea for a period costume. Congrats on being a squidboo challenge finalist.

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      Amy Fricano 

      8 years ago from WNY

      Awesome my friend. I adore Amelia. Have you ever read her poem called "Courage"?

      I slipped a copy in my daughter's graduation envelope. She teared up. You would LOVE Amelia's poems. Congrats on being a finalist.

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      Cheryl Paton 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      It's nice to have some new heroes for costumes.

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      Karen Kay 

      8 years ago from Jackson, MS

      What a great costume idea! She is a true hero for Women and men every where! Good luck in the SquidBoo Contest!

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      8 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Absolutely iconic figure and the Amelia Earhart Halloween Costume is such a great idea

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      Jen Schaefer 

      8 years ago from St Petersburg

      Great idea for a costume! Nice lens - congrats on being a finalist for King of Squidboo!

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      8 years ago

      What a cool idea for a lens! I wrote a lens about Haunted Places in Atchison, KS which is where Amelia Earhart was born. You can even see her childhood home during their ghost tour.

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      8 years ago

      Great Idea! I think I might wear it daily not just on Halloween!

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      8 years ago

      Nice idea for a costume... you can easily use this bomber jacket at other times!

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      capriliz lm 

      8 years ago

      I can see why this made it to the top 40 for the Squidboo contest. Very original! My Halloween Fog is also in the top 40. Congratulations!

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      Cynthia Arre 

      8 years ago from Quezon City

      What a fantastic Halloween costume idea! Great lens. Good luck with the contest. (:

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      8 years ago

      Oh dressing up in an Amelia Earhart costume would be really fun for Halloween! Best wishes in the SquidBoo Contest....I think this is a winner!

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      8 years ago

      A great idea for a costume. I saw a documentation once about Amelia Earhart, I never heard of her before and I was fascinated by her story.

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      Addy Bell 

      8 years ago

      I'm lensrolling this to my lens about women's military costumes of the 1940s. Good work!

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      8 years ago

      Not sure the kids would know who it was, but I can imagine a nice little dog dressing up this way.

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      8 years ago

      I think that this would be a fun and fairly easy costume to put together. Great suggestion!

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      8 years ago

      You know, that would be a great look to arrive on the back of a motorcycle!


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