Halloween doesn’t stop just because you are pregnant; try these great maternity Halloween costume ideas. Celebrate the holiday and proudly announce your soon-to-be family member at the same time. Dressing up is always fun. Here are a few suggestions that highlight that precious baby bump.
A simple costume for the mother-to-be may be found around the house. All you need is a pair of white sweat pants and matching top. Take black duct tape and make a Zig-Zag line down the front of the sweat shirt. There you are, an egg fixing to hatch.
Don’t want to be an egg? Put on that white sweat suit, dust your face with flour and top the costume off with a large white chef’s hat. You are now the Pillsbury Dough Boy.
Search your closet for all black pants and tops, black sweats will also work. At the local craft store or the craft department of the big box store, look for white felt with a sticky-back. If you can’t find felt with a sticky backing, use Velcro. Cut the felt into strips and attach to your outfit, creating road markings. If you are feeling real creative, you can tape pictures or stickers of cars on your belly. You are now a bump in the road.
Don’t forget the traditional Jack-o-lantern. This time you need an orange sweat suit or an orange top and a green bottom. Using your black felt, cut out triangle eyes, nose and a jagged mouth and attach or sew them to your orange pumpkin top. The green bottom will represent a stem.
You can also take that black top, arrange three white dots for finger holes and you’re a bowling ball.
Don’t have any sweats? You may want to join the trend of belly painting. Painting your bare baby bump shows it off and makes it the focal point of your Halloween costume. You’ll need three things to get started. The first is a good quality, non-toxic body paint. You don’t want to paint your skin with anything that will harm you or your baby. The second is a good friend, hopefully one who can draw. Thirdly, you’ll need a shirt you won’t mind cutting.
Cut a hole in the front of your shirt that is large enough to let your beautiful baby bump jump out. Then let your imagination go wild. Your partner handles the painting while you direct.
Using light and dark green paint, paint stripes on your bump. Suddenly you have a watermelon. Wear jeans and a straw hat and they’ll call you a farmer.
Are you into sports? Wear a cut out a sport shirt or basketball tee shirt. With a little paint, turn the baby bump into a basketball or baseball.
Dress all in green and paint your darling bump in light green. Announce you have a pea in a pod.
Again, there is the traditional Halloween pumpkin. Rather than felt on a sweatshirt, use orange and black paint to turn that belly into a jack-o-lantern.
Don’t forget your local party store or costume shop. There are a lot of cute Halloween maternity costumes available. Also you can always go shopping on the internet. Happy trick or treating.