When Halloween is within the two-month mark, I'm ready to start thinking about my costume for the year. With a pregnant belly though, it may seem like you're at a disadvantage, but actually, there are quite a few clever ways to dress your baby bump for Halloween. I promise, they don't all involve a bunch of orange paint to turn you into a Jack O' Lantern.
Even as a mom-to-be, you can still have a spooky, fun Halloween. Although some might want to go the cutesy, sweet route for a costume, others may want to get a bit more gruesome. Just like any other Halloween, it's all up to you. But this year, you can utilize your pregnant belly to embrace clever costume ideas in a way you can't normally and a lot of them, surprisingly, don't take much effort, which is definitely a bonus during pregnancy.
If you need a little inspiration deciding on some clever and creative maternity costume ideas this holiday, plenty of spooky, crazy, or fun routes are available. Take a look here for some clever ways to dress up your baby bump this Halloween, and don't forget to get plenty of photos to show your little one down the road.
Because avocado is my absolute favorite, I may be totally biased to this costume. Celebrating Halloween as an avocado is adorable, and creating the costume DIY-style would take very little prep. Find a cardboard box, measure holes for your belly and face, cut it out, paint it, and voila.
You may have seen the Prego pasta sauce pregnancy announcement idea, but this idea can also double as a cute and comfortable Halloween costume. Utilize fabric paint or sew on elements to a T-shirt to make this idea come to life.
6Jack O' Lantern
Mirror your belly off an idea or photo of your favorite Jack O' Lantern design. Although this may seem like a mainstream maternity costume idea, you can make it a little more unique by going with a less traditional Jack O' Lantern look, like a cat, "boo," or a witch.
7Kick Or Treat
"Kick or Treat" is another clever yet comfy T-shirt design for your Halloween costume, especially if you want to dress up for work or an event without going all out. This is still a playful and festive way to use your baby bump.
10Rock The Solar System
Ever heard the joke about feeling so pregnant you could have your own gravitational pull? Well, you can create a costume to reflect that by making your belly the sun and hanging planets from your arms that orbit around it. It's a pretty awesome and clever way to geek out this Halloween.
"Oh yeah!" This Kool-Aid Man costume is a hilarious way to highlight your baby bump this Halloween. You can get creative with a red sleeveless dress and a white long-sleeve shirt underneath or you can just deck out in red. Simply draw the design on your material with black fabric marker or grab black felt sticker sheets to cut out and stick to your clothes.
This is an extremely clever Halloween costume idea if you have anywhere from a couple friends to an entire group of friends who happen to be expecting. Pick your favorite Disney princess, find the right color dress, and accessorize to compliment your pregnant princess character. This could also be a two-birds-with-one-stone scenario if you want to do a pregnancy photoshoot to accompany these fun costumes.
Dressing up the bump as a gumball machine is an adorable comfy costume that also looks super creative and fun. Find a red shirt and black or grey pants (yes, yoga pants work!) and hot glue pom poms to your shirt. You can also draw a money slot onto a piece of paper and connect it to the bottom of your shirt.
In general, finding a shirt with a catchy saying is a great way to stay comfortable and laid back for Halloween while still highlighting your bump. This watermelon shirt from byDesine on Etsy is $18, but there are lots of cute and clever sayings you can utilize this October.
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