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
Your tummy can be a cute fish bowl this Halloween. Start with a light blue t-shirt ($13), top with a dark blue t-shirt ($9) with a hole cut out for the belly, and paint your aquarium scene using an acrylic paint set ($18).
You will be a hit at your company Halloween party dressed as pregnant Arnold Schwarzenegger from the 1994 film, Junior. Start with white dress shirt ($24), a necktie ($9), top with a black blazer ($23) and this Arnold Schwarzenegger mask ($4).
4. Jack O' Lantern
5. Sunny Side Up Egg
You can make a quick sunny side egg up costume with a yellow maternity tank top ($15) and some white poster board ($6) that you cut out in the shape of the egg white with a hole in the middle for your belly.
This adorable Minion costume also starts out with a yellow maternity tank top ($15). You can paint the eye and mouth with an acrylic paint set ($18), use a mason jar lid ($4) tied with black elastic ($2) as the goggle, black pipe cleaners ($7) for the hair and finish with some blue suspenders ($8).
7. Ash Ketchum and Poké Ball
You will catch 'em all in this Ash Ketchum/Poké Ball costume. Start with a white t-shirt ($5) and blue cardigan ($11). You can use black washable paint ($9), red washable paint ($7), and white washable paint ($6) to paint the Poké Ball on your belly. Top the look off with an Ash Ketchum hat ($9).
8. Basketball Player
This basketball player is such a great Halloween look! Start an orange tank top ($11) painted using black acrylic paint ($6) and paint brushes ($7) to resemble a basketball. Top with a black tank top ($8), black basketball shorts ($4), and your favorite basketball shoes.
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.