Show & Tell: Costume Party! (October 2018)

It’s Back! Our Annual Doll Costume Party!!

We’re excited to bring back one of our most popular activities at Matilda Jo Originals… our annual Costume Party! Join the fun … and be sure to tell your friends!!

Theme: SHOW us a photo of your doll’s favorite costume! It could be her chosen Halloween attire, an outfit she might wear in a future career or special event, or anything that helps her imagine a life that’s a bit different than the one she leads now. Props welcome!

club-matilda-logo-275x350pxAfter uploading your photo, we’d love you to TELL us more about it in the comments below! (Be sure to let us know which photo you’re talking about.)

Once you’re done sharing your story, don’t forget to vote … and be sure to tell your friends to stop by and vote, too! The person who enters the photo with the most votes at month’s end will win this month’s prize …

Prize: $50 Store Credit at Club Matilda!


And the winner is ...

October 2018
Floral Snow White
Capt. Mad Jack & Steampunk Kat
Rey from Star Wars
Glinda the good witch
Spider Queen
Ice Queen
Biker Babe
Medieval Princess
Sugar Plum Fairy Ballerina
Violet Parr From The Incredibles
Monarch Butterfly










  1. Monarch Butterfly – I created this doll costume to match my 8 year-old’s Halloween costume. She loves butterflies! I used Matilda’s Base Layer Bodysuit pattern and HTV for the wings. My daughter crafted the headband and treat bag herself. 🙂

    1. Very cute, Lisa!! Thanks for being the first one to jump in and enter the contest. Good luck!! 🙂

  2. Violet Parr From The Incredibles – I created this doll costume to match my 10 year-old’s Halloween costume. She’s a big fan of The Incredibles! I used Matilda’s Base Layer Bodysuit pattern, HTV for the decal, and felt for the mask. My daughter crafted the treat bag herself. 🙂

  3. I created this doll costume to match my 7 yr old granddaughter’s Supergirl costume I made her. I used the left over material and fashioned it the same way. She was super suprised when I gave it to her for her birthday last month.

  4. Sugar Plum Fairy Ballerina – I created this lovely ballet custom as a special request. The little girl specifically wanted aqua and purple and a ballerina. Each bead and flower was carefully placed and hand sewn.

  5. I created this Madame Matilda costume as an addition to my Carnival scene. A fortune teller is just what I needed to complete the look!

  6. Spider Queen. She’s scary but beautiful!! My Spider Queen is dressed in a long Regency gown with bell sleeves and a square neckline made from cotton spiderweb print that closes in the back with Velcro, embellished with miniture plastic spiders, a black velvet belt and choker with purple spider gems and a hand-appliqued felt mask with a crown and spider web face veil that attaches with an elastic band. She carries a floral spray of dead branches and leaves to house her pet spider and a plastic pumpkin bucket to gather treats. Costume is made from Read Creation’s Medieval Dress pattern and mask copied from Pinterest.

  7. Ahoy mi ladies! Our swash-buckling buccaneer wears loose blue, red & beige stripped pants with elastic waist tucked into boots, a white shirt with blousey sleeves and ruffles at the wrist made from shirting cotton and closes in the front with eyelets and red leather lacing, a lined faux-leather vest and belt with dagger, a feather embellished tricorn hat, eye patch, and black boots. He carries a treasure map tucked into his shirt and has a felt parrot that sits on his wrist. Lady Kat is dressed in her coordinating Steampunk finery of a burgundy & sage striped full skirt with a paisley corset over a yellow & beige peasant top and pantaloons; all embellished with beige lace at the hems. The skirt & pantaloons have elastic waistbands and the top has elastic neckline & sleeves and closes in the back with Velcro, the corset is laced in the front with eyelets and leather cord. Kat wears a necklace of gold & rust, Victorian brown & beige boots and a tophat embellished with goggles and feathers. These costumes were made from a variety of patterns.

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