There are very few times that dressing up while pregnant can be fun. Halloween, however, can be a blast! Here are just a few ideas for costumes that moms-to-be can easily throw together:
1. Bun in the Oven
This costume will elicit laughs from everyone that sees you! Simply take a large box, flip it over, and cut the flaps off. This will serve as the bottom of the costume. Cut a hole in the top for your head, holes in the sides for your arms. Paint the box your desired color, but leave a spot in the middle front for the window of the oven. Draw coils on the top that look like a stovetop. Paint or affix knobs. Some moms will also use one of the pieces or cut-off cardboard, glue it to the top, and paint a knob panel on it. On the front of the box, paint a window, and paint a bun inside. Some will cut out the window, tie a string around a real bun, and glue the end of the string to the underside top of the box, letting the bun hang in the window. Top this costume off with a chef’s hat and a few kitchen tools such as a whisk and spoon and you’re ready to go!
2. Peas in the Pod
Having a pea in the pod is a fun metaphor to play on while pregnant. Purchase a green shirt, hoodie, and leggings. Go to the local craft store and purchase Styrofoam balls that vary in size, like two small (The smallest being the size of a grapefruit, two medium, and two large. Also, purchase green craft paint or spray paint that is a few shades lighter than the color of the outfit. Paint the Styrofoam balls and affix them to the front of the leggings and the hoodie via Velcro or hot glue, leaving room in the middle for your belly to be the largest pea. You can also purchase a yard of green fabric, and cut it into two long strips. Cut a hole in one end for your head. Mark on the strip where your belly is at its largest, and glue the Styrofoam balls to the long strip, leaving room for your belly to be the largest pea. You can also cut a hole in the strip to stick your belly through.
3. Paint Your Belly
Moms-to-be are embracing their inner artist by painting their bellies. Some pare painting baby skeletons, jack-o-lanterns, or even baby witches onto their mid-sections. You can go simple or elaborate with this-one mom dressed as mother earth, creating a costume full of leaves and furry creatures, and painted a beautiful globe onto her belly. Another mom dressed in all black, painted the sides of her belly black, and then painted a neon yellow “Bump” sign onto her tummy. The opportunities are endless!