Okay, I love Hallowe’en. So much so that I sometimes use the little apostrophe between the ‘e’s.
When I was pregnant with my first son, the holiday crept up on me and couldn’t think of anything good so I didn’t dress up. I was barely pregnant on October 31st the second time around so I lost out again. I’m not going to be pregnant again so it’s up to you, my legions of awesome pregnant ladies, to rock the kick ass Halloween costumes!
Here are some neat ideas I found in my usual online trolling:
I am incredibly impressed that this woman can pull off a bikini this pregnant. I wouldn’t have looked like this. I’ll just leave it at that. This one wouldn’t really work in colder places but if you live in a warmer climate, you’re probably hot anyway so this is a good excuse to let it all hang out. Welcome to Wonderland
Is it just me, or does the toddler add to this costume? Lochaven on Flickr
When I first saw this I actually thought she was holding a pumpkin. I thought “well, that would be heavy to carry around all the time.” Why, yes. Yes it is heavy to carry that around all the damn time. coolest-homemade-costumes.com
I think this one would rock even more if your better half had a bit of a gut and he sported the bare belly with you. coolest-homemade-costumes.com
I am beyond impressed with how cool this costume is (and how skinny her ass is).
Anything that depicts trailer trash in any way, shape or form, will always get a thumbs up from me. christyallbee.com
See point six. Just gold. Whirligig Bug
Okay, I know this woman isn’t pregnant but somebody on Facebook posted this as an idea and I thought it was great. Do the egg part then do a little belly cut-out for the yolk and add the horns for a devilled egg. Clev-ah! You can buy the costume here.
I thought this was such a simple idea but very cool. Ni-Chem on Flickr
I loved the idea of tying your costume into your kid’s. How sweet are both these peanuts?! lilsugar.com
Okay, there were some costumes that were all axe murderer and they upset me because I’m all stupid and sensitive now that I have kids but, for some reason, I found this one awesome. You may not agree. coolest-homemade-costumes.com
This person isn’t pregnant (at least I don’t think so) but what a great little outfit. Non? coolest-homemade-costumes.com
Nothing, and I mean nothing, would be better than being 37 weeks pregnant and dressing up as Elvis in the Vegas-bring-a-gun-to-the-White-House-drug-years. They don’t seem to make the belly version anymore, but some of these are close.
This is such a smart outfit and would be totally comfortable. pinterest
Always classic (like a dog with sunglasses on) and the funny never gets old for me. pregnancy.thefuntimesguide.com
I thought this was a great costume for when you’re pregnant and couldn’t believe I couldn’t find any examples online. Humph. You can find some good ones here.
I hope this poor kid never discovers he’s used as an example in a pregnancy website but I thought this would be an excellent costume to wear if you weren’t ready to share the pregnancy news yet. It might be a little a hard to pee in although, I guess you’d just slide out of it to go. instructables.com
This is another great pregnancy disguise but this would also make a fantastic costume if you just wore all red and had the KoolAid face positioned over your belly. Plus, you could crash through walls and scream “oh yeah!!” I found a good one here.
Another great pregnancy cover-up. I think she’s a little obvious with the “tissues” line though – I’d put “blow me”. homemadesimple.ca
I recognize that this is hardly practical but this guy’s See’s Box of Chocolates costume just blew my mind. He made this damn thing himself. You could make your belly the second one down from your face!! No? Okay, well you can’t say I didn’t try. makezine.com
Love, LOVE this idea. coolest-homemade-costumes.com
I saw a few “bun in the oven” costumes but I thought this one was executed the best. You could also just dress up as a chef and put a “bun in the oven” label over your belly similar to the ladies in costumes 9 and 10. (credit needed)
Tiffany went as this fab sumo wrestler! She said, “I went as a Sumo Wrestler when I was pregnant in 2008. It was a big hit. I made the “diaper” out of black felt. And.. attach the nipples with something other than masking tape. One of mine fell off during the dance party. :)”
I think going as Charlie Brown and Snoopy is just brilliant.
Love this Mike Wazowski costume from Monsters Inc. One of her kids went as Sully, and the other as Boo. Too perfect.
Love, love, love the idea of adding these black velvet cutouts to an orange sweater for an office-appropriate costume.
I would have never dreamed of dressing as a Hole In One for Halloween, but this is one kick ass costume!
See! I knew dressing up as Elvis would look awesome. Thanks for sending it, Laurel!
The bald cap and mustache topped off with the chest hair just makes this costume rock.
I suppose you could cheat this with a regular maternity top, but I really think this was well done with the stripes. If you know the source for it let me know because the link on Pinterest just leads to a worm hole in Narnina.
How adorable is this girl in her Angry Bird costume? Such a smart and simple idea. Although, there would always be a looming danger that someone would hurl you into a bunch of boxes screaming “Aiyaaaa” to take out green pigs.
Yes! Marge Gunderson from Fargo. Brilliant! There’s no way I could have handled the heat in this getup for an indoor party, but doing the rounds in the neighborhood with my little candy hounds? Perfect! “Ah, hon, ya got Arby’s all over me.”
This isn’t maternity but I thought it would make a perfect costume when you’re pregnant with a built in globe. Also, check out the whole post if you’re a Halloween fan because they’ve put together some really cool craft ideas.
When I first saw this photo I just got mad. Mad that I didn’t think of this. That is what you use those damn half-doll faces for! I honestly think this is what I’m going to wear for Halloween this year. I can eat and drink without having to worry about my mom paunch and it has a nice brand tie into Pregnant Chicken. Marketing!
I am just so impressed with the ingenuity and effort that went into this costume. The most expensive part was actually the ball which you already have built in so there’s a win, but I’m not sure what the best way to attach the mirror to you. Maybe just a black maternity tee?
This gal gets a slow, standing clap from me. A headless horseman. Dang. I can’t tell how she’s allowed for vision (maybe she just buttoned up for the picture) but getting chips in my face would be essential no matter how cool the costume was.
Aye, the wee lass as a pot ‘o gold with her leprechaun. I can’t get over how beautifully executed both of their costumes are. Well done or “maith thú” as they say on the Emerald Isle!
Again, not a maternity costume, but what a great idea for dressing up (or hiding) a bump. It *might* be hard to pee in but if you didn’t wear underwear and just paused in the bushes you could bypass that small hurdle.
Both of these Death Star costumes warms my nerd heart. You could do this or simply goes dressed as Princess Leia in her slave bikini in Jabba the Hut’s Palace – depending on the statement you’re trying to make.
That’s it! Hopefully, you found some great ideas and if you have any others let me know!