Halloween Costumes

It’s almost Halloween! Okay, I know we’re just in September, but I’ve had the Halloween bug since July because that’s about when I began sewing custom costumes this year! Last year I made a bunch of custom costumes: ClementineVampire BrideAnnie and more AnnieBatmanMonkeyBird, Dorothy, and Olivia the Pig
I had planned on posting a call for costume orders about now, but as things turn out, I have filled my sewing schedule and even begun a little waiting list (to maintain my sanity, family relationships and sleep!) I want to make sure I have enough time to give each costume the detail they deserve, and get them shipped on time. This year, my orders aren’t quite so varied as last year…
This year I am single handedly bringing Olivia the Pig to the Halloween Masses.
I’ve been turning a pile of this: 
into these:
and this:
into these:
Then finishing them all up and putting them together into this:
Luckily, I love making this costume and am not yet sick of the sassy little oinker. I think it’s a little funny that, since I don’t have girls, I don’t even own an Olivia the Pig book! And, my sister thinks it’s hilarious that this sailor dress is so popular, because Olivia actually only is wearing it on the cover of the books…she’s usually not dressed at all! 
I do have a couple other fun custom orders scheduled that will be a fun change from the black, white and red-all-over. Not to mention that my two boys need costumes, too, and will most assuredly not be Olivia:)
What are YOU and YOURS going to be for Halloween?


  1. Our Pratt Pack
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Where are you taking orders? I tried emailing you through facebook a month ago but I wasn't sure if you were doing costumes. I'm sure you are all booked up but if you can squeeze out one more Olivia in a 4T/5T please please let me know on facebook because Reece thinks that's what she is going to be but the ones online are TERRIBLE and with another move approaching fast there's no way I can do it.

  2. Miranda
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    @Our Pratt PackHi Ky! I actually just started getting emails about the costumes, and so I haven't really had any formal order taking other than that! I'll check out my fb (not on as much as I could be:) and be in touch with you that way!


  3. A Jennuine Life
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    My 2.5 year old daughter loves the "yellow guys" – Minions from Despicable Me, so I'm making her a minion costume. It will actually be really easy; I'm almost disapointed there's not more sewing…

  4. Vic, Linds, and the girls...
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    I am friends with Kristine, and I would love to be on a waiting list. For Olivia the Pig for a 3-6 month old. I absolutely love your blog you are one of the most talented and creative people!!!!! Let me know. Thankyou, Lindsay Ream

  5. yours truly
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Good job Mand!! I love that you're bringing Olivia to the masses:) haha. I'm going to sell mine, but can't remember how much we decided to trade for? What are you charging for your orders? If you have someone who needs one for a 2 or 3 year old and you don't have any more time to make one you can refer them to me- as you know, it wasn't even worn 🙁 Boo to that. But someone might as well get use out of it. It's so adorable!

  6. Lisa
    Posted October 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Hi are you still making Olivia the pig costumes?

    • Miranda
      Posted October 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

      Hi there Lisa! I do take custom orders, but right now am booked through March 2013. I apologize for the inconvenience!

  7. jacklynn
    Posted August 20, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I might be a little late to the punch. But is there anyway I can put an order for the olivia costume…4t. Also does it come with the tights…

  8. mirta
    Posted August 15, 2014 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    i wanted to know if you’re still making Olivia the pig costumes. Im in need of one for next month.

  9. Jamie Willard
    Posted September 4, 2014 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Hi! Would love to know if you are still willing to make the olivia costume for this year???

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