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.
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.
Molly McIntire Halloween Costume
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).
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.
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.
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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