10 Easy, DIY Pregnancy Halloween Costumes
It’s baby’s first Halloween… well, sort of. While your little bundle of joy is still in the womb, you can use your baby bump to your advantage and create a unique Halloween costume that will be devilishly good.
“Don’t hide your bump! Let your growing belly be the ultimate accessory to your costume,” says Lisa Wilson, a physician with Novant Health Providence OB/GYN. “Your costume will be memorable and the talk of the party.”
Your costume doesn’t have to be complicated to stand out! We put together a list of costume ideas that won’t take up your time or break the bank.
#1 Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch
There are a couple of ways to create this look. You can actually paint your belly as a pumpkin while wearing an all-black outfit. Or if you’re not comfortable with that, you can buy an orange dress or shirt and draw the Jack-O-Lantern on it. You can top it all off with a cute green headband to act as the vine.
#2 Magic 8 Ball
This one is super simple! All you need is an all-black outfit and some white and black felt. Cut out a circle and the number 8, glue it onto your pregnant belly and VOILA, you have a Magic 8 Ball costume. And when people ask you questions about your pregnancy you can answer like a Magic 8 Ball.
#3 Gumball Machine
All this takes is some glue and colorful little pom poms that you can get at any craft store. Grab a white shirt and mark where it falls on your baby belly. Then glue on the pom-poms to the shirt to make it look like little gumballs around your belly. Throw on the shirt, along with a red skirt and you’ve have become a poppin’ gumball machine! Don’t forget to draw a 25 cent sign and a knob on a piece of cardboard and glue it onto your skirt.
#4 Cute Kitty with a Ball of Yarn
This is a purrrrfectly easy Halloween costume for you and your baby bump. Grab a black shirt, then take some yarn (whatever color you want) and start threading the yarn through the shirt to create a big ole ball of yarn fit for a playful kitten. Grab some kitten ears, draw some whiskers on your face and you’re done!
#5 A Mama Kangaroo and Her Little Joey
This one requires some sewing skills, but we believe that you can pull this off with no problem. Plus it is just an adorable costume! Find a tan shirt or dress and tan felt to use as your kangaroo pouch. Sew the tan felt around your belly to create a pouch. You will also need a little stuffed kangaroo to put in your pouch, kangaroo ears and a tail (Here is a kangaroo setwe found on Amazon).
#6 A Bump in the Road
Here’s a way to have a little “pun” with your baby bump. You can wear an all-black outfit and paint yellow lines down the middle of the black shirt. Maybe you’ll want to hold up a sign that says “Bump Ahead” as a warning for others.
#7 A Snowmama
Since we’re in North Carolina, this costume will have you dreaming of cooler temperatures. Take a white shirt and glue some round pieces of felt that will make the snowman’s buttons, eyes and smile. Also take some orange felt and create a little carrot for the nose. As a final touch, take a scarf from your closet and tie it around your waist to create little scarf for your snowman.
#8 Thing 1 and Thing 2
A fun twist on a Dr. Seuss classic, which we’re sure you’re going to be reading to your little one.
You’ll need a red shirt and some iron-on patches for the “Thing 1” and “Thing 2” that you can find at Party City. Top off your costume with a cute blue headband and you’re ready to go!
#9 Redneck with a Beer Belly
Time to poke a little fun and show off your growing baby bump. Grab a white tank top that will show off that “beer belly,” a flannel shirt and a trucker’s hat. You can add a little mustache as a costume bonus.
#10 Bun in the Oven
What do you have cooking in that oven?! Here’s a witty play on actually having a bun in the oven! Take a cardboard box and cover it with tin foil. Cut out a hole for your head and a door that will show off your baby bump. You can decorate the oven however you want by drawing on some knobs or creating little swirls for the burners.
If you had fun dressing up your baby bump, just thinking how exciting it will be when you have a new little one! This time next year you will be plotting their first Halloween costume.
We can help you from pregnancy confirmation to post-delivery care. Please call our Providence office at 704-372-4000, our Steelecroft office at 704-384-7900 or our SouthPark office at 704-372-4000. We look forward to serving you and your baby during your pregnancy.