Do you have a little bun in the oven? If so, you are lucky to be expecting this time of year because there just are so many clever Halloween costumes for pregnant women. The best thing about these costumes is that most of them are quick, easy, and inexpensive to put together yourself.
I am a big proponent of the DIY costume, even more so if you already have the pieces you need for your costume in your closet or find them for a steal at a thrift store. No one loves spending a ton of cash on a store-bought costume that will, most likely, be a one-time wear. In fact, before I discovered that I was crafty, I ended up filling a huge storage tub with costumes that my empty wallet wouldn't let me part with. Yes, the storage container is still in my garage, and no, none of the adult costumes have ever been worn again.
Another reason to consider a homemade Halloween costume is that maternity costumes, just like maternity clothing, can be ridiculously expensive. If you are ready to take on a quick and easy DIY project, and be the cutest pregnant mama at the party, here are some clever Halloween costumes for moms-to-be.
1. Winnie The Pooh
Pregnant mamas make the cutest Winnie The Poohs. Start with a pair of gold stretchy pants ($17), pair with a matching gold long-sleeve t-shirt ($10), and top with a red short-sleeve t-shirt ($4). Finish off the look with a pair of Pooh ears ($9) and you can make a honey pot out of a pumpkin and a marker.
2. Fish Bowl
4. Jack O' Lantern
5. Sunny Side Up Egg
7. Ash Ketchum and Poké Ball
8. Basketball Player
9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
To turn your belly into a TMNT this Halloween, start with a green t-shirt ($8), cut out a mask shape out of felt ($9) – make sure it is long enough to go around your waist. Use black acrylic paint ($6) and paint brushes ($7) to draw the mouth and the eyes of the mask and you're ready to become a hero on a half-shell.
10. Red Sox Player
This is the perfect costume for a hardcore Red Sox fan. Start with a Boston Red Sox t-shirt ($15), a Boston Red Sox hat ($17), and use red acrylic paint ($5) and paint brushes ($7) to paint baseball stitches onto a white t-shirt ($5). So cute, and so quick. Of course, you can easiyl subsitute the hat and t-shirt for you favorite team.