8 DIY Maternity Halloween Costumes for Pregnant Women
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8 DIY Maternity Halloween Costumes for Pregnant Women

If you’re a frequent reader, then you’re well aware that our fearless leader Brit Morin happens to be pregnant right now! In fact, she is due in less than a month, and we’re getting so excited to meet the newest member of the Brit + Co family. Aside from excitement about and good wishes for this new addition, there’s one thing that came instantly to mind when Brit let us know the big news: Halloween costumes for hip mamas-to-be!

We’ve got a mix of classic baby-bump-friendly costumes, punny costumes and even a techie one! Read on to see how to create your own clever maternity Halloween costume. As with so many of our killer costumes, major props to Misty Spinney for bringing each of these ideas to life.


1. Sunny Side Up

We’ll kick things off with a fried egg, sunny side up of course. This punny costume is fun because of the whole “egg” thing, but also because it takes a matter of minutes to put together! Just add felt!

What you need:

– white mini dress

– white leggings

– yellow wig

– yellow fabric or poster board

– frying pan and spatula

– hot glue gun + hot glue

Doesn’t that yellow wig just make it all come together? There’s something very Jetsons-esque about the whole look.


2. Treasure Troll

Inspired by our girl Misty’s costume from Halloween last year, this is probably our favorite maternity costume idea EVER but takes a bold pregnant mama to pull it off. (Thanks for being willing to humor us all, Brit!)

What you need:

– a brightly colored wig

– nude or tan bodysuit or slip

– gem

The key here is getting that wig just right. It’s like back combing on major steroids. The other key? You’ve gotta completely own this look. Like we said, it’s a bold move for anyone to wear what is basically a nude suit, so make sure you have fun with it.

3. Juno

Next, we’ve got everyone’s favorite pregnant teen, Juno! Channel a little bit of attitude and apathy, grab an empty Slurpee cup, and you are well on your way.

What you need:

– orange and white striped shirt

– plaid skirt

– jeans

– hoodie or cargo jacket

– sneakers

– Slurpee!

If you grew up in the ’90s, you might have a few of these pieces in the closet at your parent’s house… especially that plaid mini!


4. Classic Pumpkin

Of course, you can always BE a pumpkin. It’s easy, classy and still gets you points in the clever department.

What you need:

– orange leggings

– orange Boo! t-shirt

– black felt

– optional: mini plastic pumpkin

We found a t-shirt that already had BOO! printed on it and add the Jack-O-Lantern face with hot glue and black felt. So simple.


5. Bun in the Oven

Drumroll please… it’s time for the official bun in the oven costume! We’ve seen a few iterations of this idea online, so had to throw our DIY skills into the ring as well.

What you need:

– cardboard box

– silver spray paint (get a friend to help you!)

– black sharpie

– silver duct tape

– paper towel rod

We turned a box into the oven for this one. Spray paint most of the box silver, then create the door by painting it black. We used a paper towel rod to act as the oven handle. Add a few knobs and shoulder straps, and you’re just about there.


6. See-Through Sonogram Belly

We had to get a little geek chic action in here as well. This one uses a working iPad to display your baby’s very first photo, the sonogram. (Note: this could also be a cool idea if you wanted to turn yourself into a Magic 8 Ball.)

What you need:

– black dress

– black t-shirt (you’ll be cutting this open!)

– iPad mini + case

– VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back for Fabrics

– VELCRO® Brand Stick Back Dots

First, the base outfit. Wear a black dress or a black t-shirt. Then, get another black t-shirt that you’ll layer over it. Trace your iPad mini onto the shirt while you’re wearing it. Cut a hole that is about 2 inches smaller than what you traced, all around. Next, save a copy of your sonogram onto your an iPad mini (or tablet). Then, get a cheap iPad case. Add VELCRO® Brand Stick Back Dots to the back of the iPad case. Now, add VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back for Fabrics onto the base dress or shirt. Layer your t-shirt over it, and voila!


7. Garden Gnome

You know what other icon has a jolly belly? A garden gnome! :)

What you need:

– blue hoodie

– black belt

– black leggings

– cotton balls (to create a beard)

– white card stock (beard base)

– red card stock (for the hat)

– a giant glass stein (for water, of course!

This costume is a cinch to create. After you’ve tracked down a blue hoodie, fire up the hot glue gun to create the cone hat and cotton ball beard. Fill up a giant glass stein with water and prepare for a LOT of strangers to ask you to take selfies.


8. Wrecking Ball

That’s right. We turned Brit’s belly into Miley’s wrecking ball. Please don’t make the mistake of taking this too literally — it’s simply a fun play on one of the most iconic songs of 2013. Miley face/tongue optional.

What you need:

– black leggings or jeans

– black t-shirt

– aluminum foil

– silver duct tape

– chain

– Barbie (to turn into Miley, duh)

Simply wrap the belly in aluminum foil and use thin pieces of silver duct tape to attach it. Give Barbie a haircut that mimics Miley, and there you have it.

Bonus points if you’ve got a couple friends who are down to dress as anonymous backup dancers ;)

Do you have any clever maternity costume ideas we should check out? Share photos and links with us in the comments below!