Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Amelia


Sorry for the late post, my camera was dead and I couldn't transfer the pics!

This year at my work Halloween party I decided to go with a warm costume, as our party was held outside. After being cheap, lazy, and indecisive for weeks, I finally came up with an idea: Amelia Earhart.

It really was quite an easy look to put together. Leather jacket, white scarf, hat, goggles…then you can go with leggings and knee high, flat boots or straight legged khakis and plain black shoes. Since I didn’t have the right boots, I went with the latter.

Here’s my final look, compared to a picture of Amelia:

It’s not really a playful outfit like most girls opt for, but to be honest it’s just for work so who cares? I did wear a different outfit for a costume party Saturday night.

According to my grandma, I am actually related to Earhart. She married a Putnam, which is my great grandma’s maiden name. Who knows if the story is true or not.

In case you are unfamiliar with Amelia Earhart, she was famous for being a female pilot in a male-dominated world. In 1932 she became the first woman (and the second person ever) to fly solo over the Atlantic. Numerous other records were broken by her after that monumental flight.

Sadly, what Earhart is most known for is the mystery that surrounds her death. In 1937 she attempted to fly around the world. In one of her last communications she reported low fuel. One more message was received after that, then nothing. Nobody ever heard from her again. The most expensive air and sea rescue attempt ever was made, but with no success.

Currently Amelia, the film about her life portrayed by Hilary Swank, is playing at select theaters. I hope to see it soon!


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Photo courtesy of: Wikipedia

12 comments:

Sweety P said...

Amelia is such a great inspiration for women! Personally, I like that you took a different approach to your halloween costume! Great post!

Suburban Princess said...

Great costume!!! Much better than all the slutty ones out there these days!

Kristin said...

She has always fascinated me. I can't wait to see that movie!

Savvy Gal said...

i want to watch the film too. xo

Megan Cassidy said...

Really creative costume idea!! I really like it!

Couture Carrie said...

Fantastic costume, darling!
Love this post!

xoxox,
CC

Mona said...

Hey!
Txs for your comment! I'm 25 years old and I also can't get enough of the show! Who is your favourite? Damon? Love him;)

Join the Gossip said...

Mona: I am team Stephan! ;) They are both hot though!

Jaime said...

Good costume :) This movie looks just ok to me- sad because love Richard Gere and HIlary Swank is soo talented!

pk said...

What a great idea for a costume! Love that it was something completely different. Have a good night...

pk @ Room Remix

Emma said...

You're so welcome, you deserve it! Isn't there a movie about Amelia coming out soon? XOXO

hot beauty health said...

I think it's a great costume that's appropriate for work. I've always been fascinated about her life and now they're coming out with a movie. Can't wait to see the film.