Rosie the Riveter Back to Colleen's Costumes


This is my favorite costume. I wear this as street clothing a lot. Rosie the Riveter was the model of the women who went to work in factories during World War II

I made the overalls and the shirt. Shawn Crosby made the Victory pin, the We Can Do It pin, and the aircraft factory badge. The aircraft factory badge is from a plant that really operated in our town during the war. I have an authentic "Sweetheart" pin indicating that my man is in the Navy. I also have a pin of a Mitchell airplane. I wear welding goggles, and sometimes I carry a toolkit.

The first time I wore this was for LosCon 24's USO Crosstime Revue put on by the Enigma Players. I won a hall costume award for it.

This picture was taken at the Yankee Air Museum, Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, Michigan. Willow Run was an aircraft factory that my grandfather Eastty worked at during World War II. It is now an a utomobile factory.

I'm sitting in front of the Yankee Warrior, a B-25D Mitchel. For more information about Willow Run, go to The Detroit News Archives: Willow Run.

Picture by Shawn Crosby.