Pan Am Costume

18,552

24

17

Introduction: Pan Am Costume

About: thirty something girl that loves crafting and collecting all things vintage!

About 5 years ago I found a awesome Pan American World Airways travel bag at a thrift store so I was super excited to be able to use it this year for this costume. Inspired by the Pan Am TV show and so easy to make!!!

Step 1: Getting Ready With the Materials to Sew


Materials :
Blue fabric
White fabric for collar
Pattern for a blazer and skirt
http://www.simplicity.com/p-5832-misses-miss-petite-sportswear.aspx
this is the pattern that I used.
White trim for the hat
Gloves
1 gold button
Thread
... then any fun accessory/prop for that vintage look.

Lay out your pattern for the blazer and the skirt - cut out then sew your 2 basic pieces for the costume. For the white collar, I just used the same pattern piece and cut it out with the white fabric then attached it to the finished jacket - so easy!

Step 2: Making the Signature Hat


Cut out your fabric on the pattern - add the white trim on the outside of the hat and to wing. Once finished add a gold button to your wing on the hat.

Step 3: Finished


You are all done - put on some retro inspired makeup to finish the look and then your ready to go!!!!

Happy Halloween everyone.

Halloween Easy Costumes Challenge

Participated in the
Halloween Easy Costumes Challenge

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Plywood Challenge

      Plywood Challenge
    • Plastic Contest

      Plastic Contest
    • Battery Powered Contest

      Battery Powered Contest

    17 Discussions

    0
    slatchem
    slatchem

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I used your hat tutorial to make my own. Thanks for posting it.
    Exits to the side of the plane!

    IMAG0043.jpg
    0
    capt.tagon
    capt.tagon

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice period costume from a time when it was enjoyable to fly. Bet the seats were clean and everything was sparkling!

    This is a photo of one I made for a friend. She won 1st place last night in a costume contest!

    Pan Am Costume 005.jpg
    0
    lancmaltby
    lancmaltby

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    WOW that is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I love it - perfect. Tell your friend she looks awesome!

    0
    lwong5
    lwong5

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I'm not a sower but nice costume! Where'd you get the old Life magazine from? =) Happy Halloween!

    0
    lancmaltby
    lancmaltby

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I found most of my magazines at local thrift stores over the years! You can find them all the time on ebay too!!

    Happy Halloween!!!!

    0
    orion3
    orion3

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Im not gonna make one of these but, I just wanted to say that you are SMOKIN hot! ;-)

    0
    Crucio
    Crucio

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I really like the way you "wear" it. The look in the main photo is awesome. A little bit of attitude is perfect!

    0
    davidandora
    davidandora

    9 years ago on Introduction

    This looks fantastic! Great work. I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun and be very popular this year! Love the hat!