The new US television show PAN AM has certainly not only become a hit, but it is also serving as costume inspiration for Halloween revelers this year. The creators of the show have recently issued some tips on how to “embody the glamor of a Pan Am stewardess” this Halloween inspired by the new TV drama series.
The iconic blue stewardess uniform and accessories — which radiate a sexy, professional yet fun vibe – have become instantly coveted by the public due to the show’s success, according to Sony Pictures Television.
To replicate the look, here are some helpful tips and tools on how to download patterns and create it, which can also be found on PAN AM’s page on the ABC website http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/pan-am and the PAN AM Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/PanAmABC.
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 http://cdn.media.abc.go.com/m/pdf/shows/pan-am/PA_Hat_.pdf. 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 http://cdn.media.abc.go.com/m/pdf/shows/pan-am/PA_Hat_.pdf.
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. A version of the Pan Am logo for you to print out and apply to your bag is provided here.
HAIR & MAKE-UP:
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).
About the Pan Am showPassion, adventure and espionage… They experience it all – and they experience it at 30,000 feet. The style of the 1960s, the energy and excitement of the Jet Age and a drama full of sexy entanglements deliciously mesh in a thrilling and highly original new series.
In addition to the US launch, Pan Am has been finding success around the globe recently launching to strong ratings in Canada, Ireland and Sweden (the highest rated foreign series premiere ever).
The show stars Christina Ricci (“Penelope”) as Maggie, Margot Robbie (“Neighbours”) as Laura, Michael Mosley (“Justified”) as Ted, Karine Vanasse (“Polytechnique”) as Colette, Mike Vogel (“The Help,” “Blue Valentine”) as Dean and Kelli Garner (“Going the Distance”) as Kate.
Sony Pictures Television is urging those who want to play Pan Am stewardesses this Halloween to submit their photos at @PanAmABC and @PanAm!