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Halloween Costumes for Pregnant Women

Pregnant ladies will know all too well that dressing to accommodate an ever-growing baby bump can be awkward and frustrating, so you'd be forgiven for thinking that Halloween will be a nightmare. However, with a hint of creativity, pregnancy can actually open up a whole new realm of fun and unique costume ideas. So if you're a mommy-to-be, there's no need to skip the Halloween parties this year, let us show you how your family's newest addition can be your greatest costume accessory.

Pregnant Halloween costumes: Mama Bird sitting on Egg in a NestMama Bird sitting on Egg
Sent in by Jessica to our 2013 costume contest.

The most obvious choice of course, is to dress up as a pregnant woman. If your favorite celebrity, or maybe a celebrity look alike, is pregnant, then this can be a great costume that requires a minimal spend and can be as simple or extravagant as you like.

Costume ideas for pregnant women - Beer Belly Pregnancy CostumeBeer Belly

Costume ideas for pregnant women - Globe Not To Scale CostumeGlobe Not To Scale

Costume ideas for pregnant women - DIY Bubble Gum Machine CostumeBubble Gum Machine

Costume ideas for pregnant women - Basketbelly Player CostumeBasketbelly Player

Costume ideas for pregnant women - Cat with a Fish Bowl CostumeCat with Fish Bowl

Costume ideas for pregnant women - Rasta Prego Skeleton CostumeRasta Prego Skeleton

Costume ideas for pregnant women - The Moon CostumeThe Moon

Costume ideas for pregnant women - Castaway Wilson CostumeWilson From Cast Away

Costume ideas for pregnant women - Miley Cyrus and her Wrecking Ball CostumeI Came In Like A Wrecking Ball

Costume ideas for pregnant women - Thing 1 and Thing 2Thing 1 and Thing 2

Costume ideas for pregnant women - Snoopy Pregnancy CostumeSnoopy

Costume ideas for pregnant women - Preggo Sauce Halloween CostumePreggo Sauce

Alternatively, you can take inspiration from pregnant characters in movies and television shows; when the movie Juno was first released the title character became an instantly popular costume choice for those who were expecting, and it's still a great choice for fans of the film. If you've got an orange shirt and a pair of jeans then you're already halfway done, and if you've got a willing partner then attending parties as the film's leading couple is too good an opportunity to miss.

Pregnant couples costume ideas - Housewife and the Milkman CostumeHousewife and the Milkman

Pregnant couples costume ideas - Miley and Billy Ray CostumeMiley and Billy Ray

Pregnant couples costume ideas - Monsters Inc. Family CostumeMonsters Inc. Family

Pregnant couples costume ideas - Al Gore and Global Warming Couple CostumeAl Gore and Global Warming

Pregnant couples costume ideas - Belly Baller & Ref Couple CostumeBelly Baller & Ref

Pregnant couples costume ideas - Juno and Bleeker Halloween CostumesJuno and Bleeker

Pregnant couples costume ideas - 50's Housewife & the Milkman Costume50's Housewife & the Milkman

Pregnant couples costume ideas - Saturday Night FeverSaturday Night Fever

Pregnant couples costume ideas - Beehive, little Bee and BeekeperBeehive, little Bee and Beekeper

Pregnant couples costume ideas - Homemade Hamburglar CostumesRonald McDonald & Hamburglar

Pregnant couples costume ideas - Pot o' Gold at the End of the RainbowPot o' Gold at the End of the Rainbow

Pregnant couples costume ideas - Spaghetti and Prego Sauce CostumeSpaghetti and Prego Sauce

Pregnant couples costume ideas - Hurricane Sandy CostumeHurricane Sandy

Pregnant couples costume ideas - Batter Up Couples Halloween CostumeBatter Up

Pregnant couples costume ideas - Maternity Cow & Farmer CostumeMaternity Cow & Farmer

While we're on the subject of couples costumes, this particular area really is a gold mine and really offers you both the chance to get creative. To inspire you, take a look at these runner ups to our 2014 contest – Chef and Bun in the Oven. Very unique idea and guaranteed to raise some laughs. Couples costumes are a rich area, so get the expectant father (or another willing partner) on board and start brainstorming.

Costume ideas for pregnant women: Chef and Bun in the OvenChef and the Bun in the Oven
Sent in by Caitlyn to our 2014 costume contest.

If you really want to entertain your friends, and you're not too concerned about the cute factor of your costume, embrace the 'trailer trash' stereotype. Pick up some trashy clothes at a thrift store, maybe invest in a cheap wig and walk around all night with a prominent bump, a beer can in one hand and a cigarette in the other. Alternatively, a baby bump doubles brilliantly as a beer gut; take some inspiration from Ashley, who entered our 2011 contest as Carl from Aqua Teen Hunger Force while she was seven and a half months pregnant.

Pregnant women costume ideas: Carl from Aqua Teen Hunger ForceCarl from Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Sent in by Ashley to our 2011 costume contest.

If you (or your partner in crime) have got a little artistic talent, then painting your belly is the perfect way to go. You could opt for a super simple costume and paint your belly bright orange with a Jack O' Lantern face, or really put the effort in and go a little more complex. For a more creative spin on the pumpkin bump, some have used paints to transform their exposed belly into a super realistic and detailed pumpkin and hooked their arms to cradle their bump all night, leading to questions as to "why they're carrying a pumpkin everywhere they go?!"

Costume ideas for pregnant women - Farmer with 1st Place PumpkinFarmer with 1st Place Pumpkin

Costume ideas for pregnant women - Baby Bumble BeeBaby Bumble Bee

Costume ideas for pregnant women - The Cat that ate the Goldfish BowlThe Cat that ate the Goldfish Bowl

Costume ideas for pregnant women - Humpty Dumpty Costume for Pregnant WomenHumpty Dumpty

Costume ideas for pregnant women - Pregnancy Homerun Halloween CostumePregnancy Homerun

Costume ideas for pregnant women - Basketball Player Halloween CostumeBasketball Player

Costume ideas for pregnant women - Eggcellent Baby Bump CostumeEggcellent Baby Bump

Costume ideas for pregnant women - Tamagotchi CostumeTamagotchi: Digital Baby

Costume ideas for pregnant women - Hillbilly with a Beer Gut CostumeHillbilly with a Beer Gut

So long as you know someone with the skills to make it a success, this is an area of limitless possibilities; just think of something round and you're ready to go! Take Allyson, for example, who entered our 2010 contest with her 'basketball' belly costume. As she says, "One lady was kidding and went to rub my belly and jumped back because she realized it was my real belly!"

Basketball Player belly painting costume for pregnant ladiesBasketball Belly
Sent in by Allyson to our 2010 costume contest.


If you think you and your bump have the best Halloween costume, enter our costume contest to show off your talent and be in with the chance of winning a cash prize. We're looking forward to seeing all of your ideas!

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See also: 50 Creative DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Women.