This year on Halloween I will be 34 weeks pregnant. Any ideas for a fun or scary halloween costume other than the typical shot-gun bride or pregnant nun? — Sam
HOLY SHIT, do I ever love this question! I was pregnant on Halloween 2008, but only two or so months in — so this didn’t really apply. However, I have seen some very stellar Halloween costumes donned by pregnant women — including this Death Star costume Siouxzi rocked:
I have a few other favorites up my sleeve…
A Pregnant Pause
A pregnant pause is often used in comedy to build up suspense — if you have no idea what I’m talking about, Wikipedia explains it. I LOVE this idea, and it’s dead simple: dress in all black, and paint a white pause symbol on the part of your top that will go over your belly. TA-DA! You just rocked Halloween and all you really had to do was get knocked up and wield a paintbrush.
Ok, so my husband suggested this, and I was about to shoot it down when he added “You could have a baby in there with a snorkel on.” I MEAN SERIOUSLY. Someone attempt this and send us photos, PLEASE.
Planets are pretty obvious: you can take your pick (or even represent for Pluto! R.I.P.) OR go for a “solar system” theme. You know, why be one planet when you could be the sun and dangle eight planets around you? It might get a little tricky depending on what it is you plan on actually DOING on Halloween, but it may be worth a shot. Similar ideas include dressing as the moon, the sun without the planets, or… I don’t know, a comet. THINK SPACE!
This most definitely is not everything — what did you guys dress up as when you were pregnant?
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This year I’m going as a Kinder Surprise egg. Easy! Surprise, there’s a Kinder inside!
A fun one, sadly kinder eggs are now banned in the US. :/
I went as a mother of a astronaut.
I wrapped silver foil around my tummy and then cut out a little square and drew a smiley face on my singlet inside. 🙂
I would attach a photo but I can’t work out how
Last year I was 36 weeks and put jack-o-lantern cut outs on an orange shirt. I really wanted a death-star belly, but was too exhausted to pull one together.
A couple years ago my friend was pregnant and dressed up as a grape! She’d been craving grapes like crazy throughout her pregnancy so it was appropriate 🙂
One year, my wife and I went to a Halloween party dressed as clergy. I was a priest, and my wife was a very pregnant nun. It was a pretty fun gag. Some of the people at the party who did not even know we were expecting thought that the belly was fake too.
This year I am due two weeks before Halloween. But with my first, in 2008, I was 7 months and I went as Juno. Only problem was I looked too much like myself and most people didn’t realize I was in costume until I told them.
i suggested this to a preggo friend for their costumes this year, after first finding an adorable pie costume for their toddler (the friend and i learned to bake pies together in high school) http://www.etsy.com/listing/80329538/yummy-pie-baby-costume?ref=fp_featured_item
I’ve never been pregnant, but I’ve always wanted to go as Marge Gunderson from Fargo for Halloween. Most badass pregnant female protagonist ever!
Either Marge or Amy Pond in the Docor Who episode “Amy’s Choice”
Or indeed Amy Pond when pregnant in the series that just finished! She’s kind of wearing weird medical scrubs, though, so I’m not sure if anyone would get it…
I was 8 mo. pregnant at halloween a couple years ago, and I dressed up as a beauty queen (tiara and heels & everything) and made myself a sash that said “Miss Abstinence 2008”.
Pretty much brought the house down.
A friend of mine (she wasn’t pregnant at the time) did this costume when we were at college the year Obama was elected: she got a big white t-shirt and used a balloon for the pregnancy belly. On her chest she wrote “Sarah Palin’s Baby”, and on the balloon she wrote “Sarah Palin’s Grandbaby”. It probably wouldn’t be as funny now, but at the time everyone got a big kick out of it. It required almost no effort, too.
One year I was a pregnant nun and the other year a pregnant goddess while so was the devil 🙂
So timely! I’ll be 31 weeks at Halloween. Now I just have to pick which costume idea I like best…
I saw a really cute preggo troll doll a few years ago! Blue hair and a jeweled belly button (what was left of it anyway)
SUCH a cute idea!!!
My husband’s cousin did that last year but she was only in her 1st trimester. so not really showing yet.
How about a deviled egg? 🙂
I love the miss abstinence!!!! Makes me re think our costumes for this year. We always have to consider heat for our costumes south Florida is still wwwwway hot. This would keep me cool…. Cool preggo= happy preggo
When I was pregnant with my first child my husband and I were the blues brothers. He was Elwood, and I was Jake. Just some shades, a suit, hat and some sideburns. It was really cool.
I was overdue last year at Halloween and had not given one thought about a costume, but fortunately my older children had many thoughts on the subject. (My six year old actually suggested a whale but quickly realized that was not a good idea). Anyway, I took a white t-shirt, put it on, and my husband made the outline of a globe/ the continents– then the kids decorated it. I was Mother Earth. It was pretty cute.
i had a friend that was zombied out, wore a hospital gown with blood all over it and sat in a wheel chair. then she had an umbilical cord coming out of her seat attached to a bloody zombie baby. pretty sweet
I had a friend who did an Alien-style chestburster coming out of the belly – ripped and bloodied white maternity shirt over second shirt with baby Alien attached. 🙂
You guys, can we focus on costumes that don’t involve sex work or violence against women?
Im not really seeing that, most just seem cute.
It is halloween so there will be some gory stuff, its just for fun.
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I guess I’m not all that concerned with tying the pregnancy into the costume, just making sure it fits!
I like Dr Seuss Characters and the belly is just part of –
The Cat in the Hat
Last year my wife constructed a Beholder costume.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beholder for those who’ve never played D&D before 🙂
So awesome! We did D+D themed costumes a few years ago. This is great.
I didn’t bother with costuming last year when I was pregnant (about 29 weeks, I think). Thanksgiving (celebrated in October here in Canada) had totally worn me out, and I barely had any regular clothes that fit, let alone anything costume-y. It felt weird not to be dressed up all day, as I’ve always been a fan of Halloween costumes.
My sister-in-law was preggo on Halloween last year and she made herself a pregnant skeleton costume: She painted the skeleton onto a plain black shirt and pants and included the little fetal skeleton in her belly, it was pretty hilarious.
While my best friend was very pregnant at my Halloween party, she came as a golden snitch from Harry Potter. She dressed all in black with gold around her pregnancy belly. She crafted the wings and fashioned them onto a headband to wear. It was awesome.
I was a luchador, but I was 4 months along and thought I’d be showing big time when I put my costume together, and then wasn’t showing. At. All. I think it would have been waaay funnier with a big belly.
I was the Virgin Mary last year.
A pregnant friend let me paint her belly bump as a Jack-o-lantern one halloween.
for my bachelorette party we had a “til death do us party” theme, so costumes were pretty much suitable for halloween too.
My 7 month pregnant friend came as a Mummy, all wrapped up in bandages and in her comfiest white yoga pants! (she said it was the most comfortable shes ever been on a night out)
and I LOVE the zombie baby (plastic doll) popping out of a pregnant belly effect!
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