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Pilot / Flight Attendant Costumes
Women's Vintage Flight Officer Plus Size Costume
- Womens Vintage Flight Officer Plus Size Costume
- 100% polyester fabrics
- Tank style jumpsuit has back zipper closure and four functional front pockets
- Jacket has full front closure and appliqued patches on front
- Hat is fabric covered foam w/ pin loops to secure to head and appliqued patch on side
When you look at those sepia-toned photos of World War 2 isn't there something that makes you want to reach out and give those young men and women a hug? Or even better, buy them a beer? It was a time that wasn't easy for anyone but people's grins seemed so genuine in those pictures. The soldiers, pilots, and nurses were ready to do what they needed to do to help the war effort.
Even though the chaos on the battlefield might have seemed more dangerous than flying an airplane, all flight technology was still pretty new at the time, something could go wrong with the plane you were flying even without a cabin full of explosives. The job of a pilot was not for the meek. So you'd think a military that hardly even let nurses into their forces wouldn't let women into one of the most dangerous positions in the military, right? Wrong.
While we're all used to seeing those pilots painting good looking ladies on the bombs bound for enemy territory, the actual women who piloted those B-26 bombers get much less attention. These ladies paid for their own flight training so they could become an active part of the war effort sometimes standing on their tiptoes to meet the special height requirement.
This Halloween, give a hearty salute to those brave high flying ladies in this vintage flight officer ensemble. You'll look cool as a cucumber in the army green jumpsuit and charming bomber jacket with its faux lambskin collar and official looking patches. Top it all off with a classic 1940's hairstyle that happens to pair perfectly with a jaunty flight cap and you're cooking with gas! So, fasten your seatbelt and get ready for take-off, this is sure to be one high-flying Halloween!
|1X||Jumpsuit Length||56 1/2"||144cm|
|1X||Jacket Chest||46 1/2"||118cm|