From the cute to the funny, the creative to slightly spooky, we’ve got you and your bump covered with these 12 Halloween costumes perfect for pregnant women.
Get your scissors and craft glue ready, this will be a fright night to remember!
Hot tip: If you decide to paint your baby bump, just be sure that you don’t use standard acrylic, poster or latex based paints, and instead use paint that says it’s safe to be used on the face/ body.
Do you want to build a snowman? Instagram user, Jess, @thehufflepuffmom had this adorable costume idea. This budget-friendly costume is as simple as cutting out some felt fabric shapes and applying them to a plain white shirt using craft glue. Accentuate your bump by gently tying a scarf around the top of it, sit back by the fire and enjoy watching others melt over how cute you’ll look.
If belly painting is your style, this fun watermelon design is simple to replicate using appropriate face/ body paint and will have everyone dreaming about Summer days. If you happen to be around young children in your costume, this is a great opportunity to remind them not to swallow watermelon seeds.
How do you like your eggs? Fertilized, clearly. Carrie [L] and Michelle [R] show how versatile this costume idea is with Carrie sewing an egg tunic, and Michelle making a cardboard cutout look fashionable. Bonus points if you can get your partner to dress up as bacon.
You know you’re on to a winning idea when your costume is sweeter than any of the Halloween candy! Amber’s gumball machine idea is guaranteed to bring smiles when people see what you can do by gluing some felt pom poms onto a plain white t-shirt. For the #momtrepreneurs out there, this is a prime opportunity to charge people the advertised 25 cents each time someone pats your bump without asking.
5. Is that a ball in there?
Calling all sports fans! From basketball to soccer or baseball, you can show your love of the game and your bump with a simple coat of paint. This idea makes an easy couples costume, but is still a home run when worn by yourself.
For those of you who like to be spooky but not scary, check out singer turned businesswoman Jessica Simpson’s Mummy costume from 2011. All you need to do is wrap yourself up with some cotton crepe bandages, smudge some dark eyeshadow and you’re good to go. The best part about this costume though? Everyone will be calling you ‘mummy’ all night!
7. Queen Bey
There is so much to love about Nadine’s Beyonce inspired costume - but how simple it is to put together with clothing you already own, and how comfortable it is to wear during the final the stages of pregnancy takes the candy corn! Who run the world?
8. Ready to Hatch
Is your baby kicking you from the inside like Cristiano Ronaldo might on the field? Give your friends an indication of how active your little one is moving about inside you with this creative design by Lindan Olzen with a baby bursting to get out.
9. Spooky Baby
If dark comedy is your style, Theresa ‘s approach might be more your style. All you need is to tightly secure a toy baby doll under your shirt, poke a few holes in it for the arms and legs to pop out of and voila, you have a costume worthy of a double take from strangers and friends alike!
10. Actual Horror
If you’d prefer a generally scarier version of the same idea, zombie baby can easily be made more gory with a few extra embellishments…
11. Healthy Fats
Adding further proof that avocados go with just about anything, Ingrid [L] and Mee-Kay [R] show us two different ways to rock the guac this Halloween! You can cut a circle out of a green shirt to wear over a brown shirt to create the avocado seed, or bare your bump and get creative with a cardboard cutout of the popular fruit.
12. Mother Earth
Finally, Danielle’s Mother Earth inspired belly painting is as whimsical as it is creative. Go on mama-to-be, feel like a goddess with this ensemble highlighting how you’re growing a life inside of you.
Happy Halloween Mom-to-be! Hope you enjoy this special time and eat all the candy your heart desires.