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This American Girl Doll costume for Molly McIntire holds a special place in my heart. And you can find all the component pieces for this Molly doll Halloween costume on Amazon for quick and easy purchase.

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When I was a child, the only three American Girl dolls that existed were Kirsten, Samantha, and Molly.

I loved the American Girl doll Molly for a few reasons: we both had glasses, we both wore our brown hair in braids and, while her father fought in World War II, both of my grandfathers did so. Girls today can “see themselves” in American Girl dolls of all sorts, but I was lucky at that time to see myself and to feel okay being “me” through the American Girl Molly doll.

I learned so much about history by reading Molly the American Girl doll’s books, and I swooned each time a catalog came in the mail. Of course, we were rarely allowed to order any of these expensive items, but we were lucky enough to each get a doll in our house.

And, as someone with a preppy sense of style, I’ve got to say, I would still wear many of Molly’s outfits!

I first had the idea for this Molly McIntire Halloween costume after Christmas last year, when a red and blue wool fair isle sweater went on clearance at J.Crew. I immediately KNEW this was a “Molly” doll costume sweater and had to have it for Halloween…and real life!

I already had the blue wool skirt from J.Crew Factory, and I pulled together the remaining pieces for the Molly doll costume from Amazon.

While my exact skirt and sweater are no longer available, I found some great options for your Molly doll costume on Amazon for you.

No matter what year you are viewing this, you can still always take a peek at J.Crew and J.Crew Factory for similar options as well.

Molly McIntire Halloween Costume

Argyle Sweater

The first major component of Molly McIntire’s Halloween Costume is her signature sweater. While Amazon did not have a fair isle option, I found this specific argyle option that has a very similar look to the American Girl dolly Molly.

Blue Skirt

The second staple item for Molly the American Girl doll is a blue knee-length skirt. Besides this one, Amazon has a few more great choices that I linked up for you below.

Silver Wire Framed Glasses

As with most Halloween costumes, I believe the accessories really make the look. The round silver wire-framed glasses were one of my favorite finds on Amazon, and they are so key to the look of the American Girl Molly doll. They are a smaller size that fits well on a female face (and I have a fairly small face).

Blue Beret

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The blue wool beret is another fun piece for your Molly doll costume, and who knows, maybe someday I’ll take a trip to France and bring it with me (?!). It would even make a great gift for a fan of American Girl!

White Socks

For the white socks, I selected these specific white knee-high compression socks because I can wear them again when traveling.

Brown Double Braided Wig

If you don’t already have long brown hair like Molly, this brown double-braided wig is absolutely perfect to get the look of her signature hairstyle.

Red Ribbon

And if you already do have long brown hair to braid, this red ribbon is a nice touch to finish off your braids like Molly.

Saddle Shoes

I wore black flats that were already in my closet, but if you want to kick this Molly McIntire Halloween costume up a notch, I linked up some cute saddle shoes. I don’t know about you, but I would totally wear them again.

Meet Molly Book

And, as a book lover, you can always carry the Meet Molly book that begins the American Girl doll Molly’s book series to show off how well you re-created this look!


This American Girl doll costume for Molly McIntire captures Molly’s adventurous spirit and determination during a difficult time in history. Whether you’re rekindling fond childhood memories or introducing Molly’s stories to a new generation, this costume is a beautiful reminder of the timeless tales that shaped many of our formative years.

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