How to Make an Air Hostess Costume

Updated July 20, 2017

It's one week until Halloween and you still haven't picked out a costume. We've all been there. With so many to choose from, how can anyone decide? An air hostess costume is perhaps one of the simplest costumes to make in a time crunch. With a few inexpensive, easy-to-find items, you can make the perfect air hostess costume this Halloween.

Borrow or purchase a gently used navy blue or black skirt and blazer. The blazer should have three-quarters-length sleeves, but it's not necessary. You will also need a white blouse to wear underneath. You should be able to find these at any thrift or consignment store for under £6.

Remove all the buttons on the blazer and replace with gold ones. Typically, there will be fewer than ten buttons on a standard blazer; however, depending on the style you find, there may be more. Just be sure to replace them all.

Measure the cuff of the sleeve to your blazer. Cut eight pieces of gold ribbon to the measured length. Sew four ribbons to each sleeve around the cuff. Start one inch from the bottom seam and space the ribbons one and a half to two inches apart.

Print a name tag with your name and the name of the company you wish to "fly for" on white paper. This can be a generic name that you've come up with, or the name of an existing company. Stick your name tag in a clear plastic badge protector. These can be purchased at any office supply store. Attach your new name badge to a lanyard, and wear it around your neck.

Add a red scarf around the neck tied in a simple knot for a more sophisticated look. You will also need navy blue or black high heels, depending on the colour of your suit. Finish with red lipstick to complete the look.

Things You'll Need

  • Navy blue or black skirt
  • Navy blue or black blazer with ¾ length sleeves
  • White blouse
  • Gold buttons
  • Gold ribbon
  • White paper
  • Clear plastic badge protector
  • Lanyard
  • Red scarf
  • Navy blue or black high heeled shoes
  • Red lipstick
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Lacey Dixon has been writing professionally since 2005. She writes and edits newsletters for her family's wild-bird business in London, Ky. Dixon holds a Bachelor of Arts in insurance and risk management from Eastern Kentucky University.