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“Pan Am” stewardess Halloween costume tips offered

Melissa Hayer Published: October 27, 2011

Has ABC’s new drama series “Pan Am” inspired your Halloween costume choice this year?

If so, ABC has provided some tips and tools on how to download patterns and create the uniform (which can also be found on “Pan Am’s” page on ABC’s website at and the “Pan Am” Facebook page at

You can even submit photos of yourself in the Pan Am stewardess costume at @PanAmABC.

The information on the outfit and the look, provided by ABC, is as follows:

·        Blue Suit with a Jacket and Skirt  – The “Pan Am Blue” is close to a Royal Blue. Suits can be found at your local thrift store. If you’re handy, you can tailor your jacket to make it fit your ladylike figure and shorten the sleeves.  Similarly, the skirt length is acceptable just to your knee.
·         White Collared Shirt -   Spread the collar over the lapel of the suit jacket.
·        White Gloves -  Gloves should reach the middle of your arm. Opera length gloves are too long.  In a pinch, use shorter gloves, not longer ones.
·        Nylon Hosiery -  In the ‘60s, hosiery was not as sheer as today.  Emphasize that you’re wearing hosiery by wearing a less-sheer style.
·        Short-Heeled Black Pumps – The stewardesses of Pan Am were on their feet all day, so find a sensible, lower heel.
·        Pan Am Wings Lapel Pin – A pattern is available for you to download at //  Simply print it out, cut it carefully and attach it to a piece of heavy paper or thin cardboard (like that of a milk carton).  Then, affix a safety pin to this and wear your wing on the left side of your jacket (over your heart).
·        Pan Am Stewardess Cap -  A pattern to create your own paper cap is available for download at .  There’s a pattern for the Pan Am cap pin provided as well.
·        Pan Am Flight Bag -  If you haven’t yet ordered your own bag, you can create your own by modifying a bowling bag or other similar large bag.

·        Hair is worn up in the style of the 1960s above the shoulders.
·         Make-up is light, “daytime” make-up. Make it authentic by wearing the official shade, “Persian Melon” by Revlon (shade 585).

“Pan Am,” which is centered on the lifetstyle of Pan Am stewardesses in the 1960s and stars Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley, Karine Vanasse, Mike Vogel and Kelli Garner, airs at 9 p.m. Sundays on ABC.


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