livialovia

Handcrafted & Couture Costumes

Scottsdale, Arizona On Etsy since 2014

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livialovia

Handcrafted & Couture Costumes

Scottsdale, Arizona | 2,118 Sales

Announcement    *AS OF JULY 19, I ONLY HAVE 10 MORE SPOTS LEFT IN MY SEWING CALENDAR FOR COSTUMES. PLEASE DON'T DELAY IN YOUR ORDER*

BIG NEWS! I am pregnant with Baby #4 and due in mid-September. I will only be sewing Halloween costumes until very early August, so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE order early! Also note, that due to my pregnancy, I am sewing slower than normal, so please let me know the date needed and/or be patient! Please never hesitate to contact me regarding any costumes that I have in my shop, or any ideas that you may have! I LOVE making custom costumes! If you need to reach me ASAP, please text me at 408.493.3422.
*****STAY SAFE, STAY HOME, STAY HEALTHY*******

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 19, 2020

*AS OF JULY 19, I ONLY HAVE 10 MORE SPOTS LEFT IN MY SEWING CALENDAR FOR COSTUMES. PLEASE DON'T DELAY IN YOUR ORDER*

BIG NEWS! I am pregnant with Baby #4 and due in mid-September. I will only be sewing Halloween costumes until very early August, so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE order early! Also note, that due to my pregnancy, I am sewing slower than normal, so please let me know the date needed and/or be patient! Please never hesitate to contact me regarding any costumes that I have in my shop, or any ideas that you may have! I LOVE making custom costumes! If you need to reach me ASAP, please text me at 408.493.3422.
*****STAY SAFE, STAY HOME, STAY HEALTHY*******

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About livialovia

Sales 2,118
On Etsy since 2014

Live. Love. Do.

My husband bought me a sewing machine one year for Mother's Day -- the least expensive WalMart special he could find. He always knew I wanted to start sewing, but also knew that I didn't want to invest too much money in my venture until I knew I really had the time to pursue it fully.

The sewing machine sat in the box for a year or two before I had the courage to open it. It was going to be my first daughter's second Halloween, and I was determined to sew her a custom costume -- Boo, from Monter's Inc.

With no sewing knowledge at all (literally), I read the directions on how to work the sewing machine, purchased fabric (way too much), and busted out a Boo costume. I received so many compliments that year, I thought, ok, I must be decent at this sewing thing.

After, I followed sewing blogs, watched YouTube videos, and read everything I could on sewing (without still taking a single class). I started taking "custom orders" for the next Halloween, and basically faked it until I made it. I forced myself to think outside the box, and to complete each costume.

Since then, I've sewn over 2,000 costumes, and still counting.

It's an amazing venture, and I love every minute of it!

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  • Nicole Tatro

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    Hi! My name is Nicole. I'm a full-time wife & mother, and a full-time costume designer/seamstress. How do I fit it all in? I devote 100% of awake time to my children, and 100% of their nap/bedtime to your costume!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 5, 2020
Hi! My name is Nicole, and I'm a full-time wife and mother, and after having my third baby, I hung up my RDH license, and devoted my life (during naps and after bedtime only) to designing and sewing costumes. Creativity runs in my blood, and after 30+ years, I am finally devoting the time to realize my own artistic talent (and having so much fun in the process!).

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Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I try to represent my costumes by giving the best description I can including dimensions, materials used, colors, and clear photographs.

I will do everything possible to make our transaction a pleasurable one. If there are any issues encountered with the item once you have received it, please message me within 2 days. I do not accept refunds or exchanges for made-to-order items as each item is especially made JUST. FOR. YOU.

I personally shop for all the fabric, cut the fabric, design the costume, sew it, and package it per order. I put all of my heart and soul into each design, and I hope your child feels the love while wearing it.

I have three small children (ages 7, 4, 2), and so I only sew at night or nap times so that I can give 100% to my children, as well as 100% to your costume!

I double and triple check each item before sending, but I am human!

My sole intent will be to make you a happy return customer!
Payment
Payment can be made using Etsy's direct check out or by check.

Unless paying with a check, payment is to be made at the time of purchase. If paying with a check, the item will not be made and/or sent until the check is cleared.

I will ship to the address noted on your Etsy account, unless otherwise noted.

If you are local, we can arrange for pick-up and save on any shipping charges!
Shipping
All items are shipped via USPS First Class Priority Mail with tracking and $50 worth of insurance (free!). Should you request expedited delivery or more insurance, please message me for the additional costs. Delivery confirmation lets me know that you received the package (and protects me from being scammed!). Beyond that, I cannot be responsible for what happens once it is on its way to you. It will be packaged very safely and securely to prevent any damage.

For custom orders, if I cannot "guess" the shipping charges at the time of purchase, I will send a separate shipping link after the item/s has been made. The post office will tell me the cheapest way to ship, which I will then tell you. Please note that I try to get the cheapest and more secure form of shipping possible for you. I do NOT make money on shipping!!

Additionally, unless there is an error or flaw in the costume, refunds or exchanges will not be made since the item was made just for you!

Any item or collective purchase over $100 are automatically insured and included in the shipping charges.

International customers: There are so many variables regarding shipping internationally. Many countries charge additionally for shipping, taxes,etc. Please know you will be responsible for any of these additional charges. I will do my best to keep your shipping charges as low as possible, however the U.S. Post Office have doubled their rates and it has gotten quite costly.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please remember, as aforementioned, each item is made individually and uniquely by me. Since I am not a machine (instead, a happy wife and mother), I cannot perfectly recreate every item (although I try!). Although I try to avoid flaws as much as humanly possible, I am human!