lace up boots<br>
Leather jacket or dark short-waisted jacket<br>
collared shirt with buttons<br>
The hat is the tough thing, because when I think of Amelia Earhart, I envision the aviator hat and goggles. I don't know if you could make something like that or not. You can probably pull the rest of the costume together from your closets, but maybe you can look online for the aviator hat and goggles.
ski goggles would work for aviator googles, and a plain brown knit cap would work for the leather aviator cap. Attach a thin belt as a chin strap for more realism. You could draw lines on the cap with sharpie as well.<br><br>
Mind you, I'd be tempted to do a dress, y'know, like she would've worn all the times she wasn't flying an airplane? Nice blouse, pleated skirt, stockings, silk scarf. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Of course with the aviator look, it doesn't matter as much if your dd's hair is longer.
Could you make her hair look like the earflaps on an aviator cap? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Probably totally unhelpful, but Amelia Earhart was a fashion designer as well as an aviator, and wore distinctive clothes aside from her flight gear. Google can tell you more.</div>
I noticed that most of her aviator pictures had her wearing a pretty scarf and that the jackets were very tailored and stylish.
I used a pair of brown tights on my head, with the legs tucked up into the panty part, the toes of the feet hanging down for the ear flaps. And swim goggles. And a bomber leather jacket (a la late 1980s era). And the scarf, of course.
If you can sew there's a free PDF pattern for a pilot's cap <a href="http://sewliberated.typepad.com/sew_liberated/2010/02/sweet-pea-pilot-cap-pattern-and-tutorial.html" target="_blank">here</a>. It's for babies, but you could certainly make it bigger fairly easily (I've thought of making one for myself!). And it would cover the long hair, no braid necessary.<br><br>
And I agree, the goggles and scarf are key <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">