lilecreations

Shipping 10/24, Only accepting 10 more Halloween orders

Portland, Oregon
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Note from shop owner I have accepted all the orders I can do in time for Halloween and have shut down my shop. On Saturday, October 1st, I will reopen with the items I have available that are Ready to Ship, please check back then. All other items will be re-listed in November. Thank you and Happy Halloween!!

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Last updated on Sep 29, 2022

I have accepted all the orders I can do in time for Halloween and have shut down my shop. On Saturday, October 1st, I will reopen with the items I have available that are Ready to Ship, please check back then. All other items will be re-listed in November. Thank you and Happy Halloween!!

Erin R

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On Etsy since 2009

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Crafting, rivers and costumes: that’s what lil e’s are made of...

Crafting, rivers and costumes. I couldn’t tell you what love came first in my life. My family bought a river outfitting company the year I was born, but I was eight before my first 6-day river trip. By then I think I was already making milk carton “candy dispensers” and gumball machines out of the recycle. And I was definitely concocting all purple ensembles, positive I had found my first-day-of-high-school outfit.

It wasn’t until high school I cashed in my then-current interest of Fimo beads and found the sewing machine, altering any vintage clothing I could find to fit my still growing 5’11” frame. Though I do confess my first sewing project was back in fifth grade, an amazing pair of neon shorts, which was consequently lost at the bottom of the river that same summer when a boat wrapped. This remained the only correlation of my crafting and costumes to the river until I began guiding at 18.

Not long after I became a river guide, “Phyllis” made the scene. Stocked with my wigs and skirts, hats and bobbles, Phyllis the party bag turned our weekly river margarita party night into a menagerie of alter-egos. And THIS is when it all synthesized for me: I love crafting costumes that bring out the playfulness in others. I love watching people laugh and celebrate in ways that they couldn’t in their everyday wear.

In college, my summers were spent river guiding, toting Phyllis along on every trip, while my school year was spent at The Evergreen State College, working towards a BA that focused on fiber arts, arts & crafts and welding. It was during this time that my childhood nickname “lil e” became my craft business name. Even then it would take a germination of ten years before I decided to dedicate myself to making “lil e creations” my full time business.

Since opening my Etsy shop in 2009, focusing on costumes, kid’s toys and nostalgic viewfinders, I have loved the community I have joined. My wing collection started with one idea: how about a pair of wings that could withstand rowdy play without bending out of shape. Add to this other Etsians wing ideas that need a creator and what comes out are custom wire-free wings made with love and joy and ready for flight. I love a challenge and I love custom orders… got a fantastical idea? Bring it on!

In sum, I am so happy to be creating and outfitting the alter-egos of people around the world through Etsy. It is an utter blast and I am a lucky lady. Here’s to encouraging and inciting playfulness in the everyday!


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Facebook: facebook.com/lilecreations
Twitter: twitter.com/lilecreations
Pinterest: pinterest.com/lilecreations

Shop members

  • Erin Ridle

    Owner, Designer, Craftress

    My entire life I have loved crafting and dress-up. When my childhood nickname “lil e” became my craft business name it was only natural that I would create things that encouraged and incited playfulness in the everyday...

  • River

    Employee Of The Month

    Accepts fabric scrap falling on him with aplomb. Often the only one in the office on the weekend.

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Last updated on Sep 19, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Current Lead Time:

Costumes: Currently shipping by October 24th.
Viewfinders: Currently shipping within one week.

VIEWFINDER orders: Please email your photos to lilecreations.erin [!at] gmail.com and include your Etsy name in the email.

Standard Halloween Timeline:

August 31st*: Last day for custom Halloween orders
October 1st*: Last day to order for Halloween arrival
October 24th: Last day to ship for Halloween

*These vary slightly from year to year

Rush Production information:

COSTUME PURCHASES:
(Disabled during Halloween season, please see below)

HALLOWEEN Rush Production information:

COSTUME PURCHASES:

Shipping by October 24th.
Please add the below RUSH listing to your order if you need your costume item shipped before October 24th.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/562412521

Shipping September 27th: $30
Shipping October 4th: $25
Shipping October 11th: $20
Shipping October 15th: $15
Shipping October 20th: $10

Please note, this is just for jumping the order line and rushing the actual production of your item. Shipping charges and speed of shipping are shown at checkout.