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 stories, 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
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.
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).
The blue wool beret is another fun piece for y our Molly doll costume, and who knows, maybe someday I'll take a trip to France and bring it with me (?!).
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.
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.
And, as a book lover, you can always carry the Meet Molly book that begins the American Girl doll Molly's series to show off how well you re-created this look!
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Lastly, pin this post to Pinterest because you can refer back to it when you are planning your American Girl doll costume for Molly McIntire this Halloween!