This DIY Olivia the Pig Costume is perfect for teachers looking for an easy book character costume to use on Halloween or March is Reading Month. Simply grab your favorite Olivia book and add dress, ears, and tights! Read on for instructions and links.
Use these three easy steps to create your own Olivia costume! This super cute Olivia the Pig costume is one you can use over and over again.
Not only is Olivia the pig a super cute Halloween costume, it can also be your go-to March is Reading Month character costume too.
Want your own Olivia costume? Here’s all you need to do:
*The original dress was purchased from Modcloth, but has been out of stock. However, you can find many similar items at Amazon. You can find all the Olivia items in one click at the Teacher Halloween Costume list at the Super Teacher Amazon recommendations page.
Olivia Costume Step 1: The Dress
You can always buy a red dress and a Peter Pan collar, but this dress has all you need in one. No sewing here! The dress I’m wearing in the picture above is a size M from Modcloth.
The Modcloth dress was called Looking to Tomorrow, but it’s been out of stock for awhile.
No worries. Check out this Amazon dress!
If this Olivia dress doesn’t work for you, all of these other Amazon options on are pretty great, plus they’re nice and quick if you’re in a hurry. Just click the pictures for the (affiliate) links.
If you’re not a dress fan, you could always snag one of these striped shirts, make the ears in step #2, and be Olivia’s brother Ian.
This simple costume would also give you a reason to wear stretchy black pants or even (gasp!) jeans as part of the ensemble.
Olivia Costume Step 2: The Ears
You can always use the free construction paper in the work room if you’re in a time crunch, but if you plan ahead and use fun foam your Olivia ears can last for at least a few Halloween parties.
All you need is:
- A black headband (mine was 1 inch and covered with black fabric)
- Two pieces of medium thick fun foam (not the thinnest one)
- A glue gun
Cut out two football shapes (one end pointed, one end flat) in the fun foam and do some folding until the ears look like you want. Then glue.
Olivia Costume Step 3: The Tights
It’s not as easy as one would think to find appropriately fitting black & white striped tights! There is no such thing as ONE size fits all.
If you’re taller than 5’2″ and don’t want to waddle around all day, try these black & white striped tights from Amazon.
Now accessorize with:
You’re all set! Years and years of Halloweens and March is Reading Months are covered!
Need more book character costume inspiration?
If you want to make book character Halloween costumes a team affair, check out my darling teammates in their book character garb.
Have a fab day and happy costume-ing Super Teacher,