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Handmade Costumes: DIY Olivia Costume Tutorial

Every little future reader loves Olivia and this costume tutorial by Kara from Mine for the Making is super adorable. Not only is it adorable but this DIY costume is easy! Check out all the other handmade costumes in the series! 
DIY Olivia costume tutorial
 Today I am going to share the handmade OLIVIA costume I made for my daughter last year for Halloween!
Are you familiar with Olivia?
Olivia is a character from children’s literature and she even has her own show on Nick Jr. Olivia is adventurous, unique, loud, fun, silly, imaginative, creative… And that’s my daughter. I think she picked her costume well, if I do say so myself.  Which Olivia did my daughter choose to be?
Well, Ballet Olivia of course!
Here is my Ballet Olivia….
How cute is she, right? 


I made the ears using felt. I added a pipe cleaner to the inside to keep the form and then a bit of stuffing. I added the red bows and secured the ears to the headband. No sewing…hot glue.


I bought the red shirt for under $4 at Walmart and added OLIVIA with a freezer paper stencil and white fabric paint.  (I also added silver glitter paint to the letters)


I made the tutu with red ribbon and tulle. Very simple. Again, no sewing. Just cutting and tying. 

Ballet Shoes

These were old shoes white shoes of my daughter’s and I spray painted them red and then I added red glitter with Mod Podge. I sealed the shoes with a clear coat and hot glued ribbon to the inside to lace up the legs. 
I was going to make her a trick-or-treat bag, but she insisted on taking my old bag. My mom’s friend made it for me when I was 5 years old. It’s in great shape, so I couldn’t argue with her on taking it : )
So what do you think? Momma did good, right?! : )Thanks for having me over today, Andrea! I just LOVE this blog and am so flattered to be here. I hope you all will visit me over at my place sometime! 



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