Dog Halloween Costume Contest: Captain Olivia

Posted: Oct 21 2012

Captain Olivia and her Pirate pal, Scooby, have discovered the buried treasure! Olivia is a 9 year old, Chocolate Labrador Retriever. When not looting pirate ships for treats and toys, Olivia works hard as a Service Dog for her mom.  She is loyal and devoted like most dogs, but is also attentive to my medical needs. She can tell when I am not feeling well and is able to either alert me or someone else if I need assistance.  She has shown me what unconditional love truly is and brings so much happiness to my life. She has given me back my independence, and brings so much happiness and joy to my life and all those we encounter during our day. 
Olivia's costume was handmade with love by her mom and grandmaw.  Olivia's costume is lightweight and non-constricting. She is able to walk and sit in it. Olivia really enjoyed the process of creating this costume. Each time we had to tailor it to fit her body she received a small treat. She has really "grown" to love it.  We started with a cardboard box, poly-fiber fill, contact paper, children's clothes from the local GoodWill Store, a Scooby Doo doll, and lots of embellishments from JoAnne Fabrics. The entire costume had to be altered to fit Olivia and her needs to be mobile. Scooby's arms were lengthened, clothes were cut and re-attached, and then altered again. It was an enjoyable and memorable experience my mom, Olivia and I will always have.  We took it step by step and managed to not get stressed out. We just had fun creating what we feel is the funniest and cutest halloween costume of 2012.


  • Posted by Lola Davidson on October 24, 2012

    Can’t believe it’s handmade. awesome job

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