10 Creative Pregnancy Halloween Costume Ideas

Judy Dutton | Sep 24, 2014 Pregnancy
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Halloween is almost here, pregnant ladies! So rather than searching high and low for a costume to hide your baby bump (cause, hey, it's kinda hard to hide that baby!), we have a better idea: highlight your belly instead. That's right. Show it off. Make it work. There are so many fun, creative ways to make that beautiful belly part of your costume this Halloween. 

To help get those creative gears turning, we've rounded up several awesome maternity costume ideas that run the gamut from funny to frankly a little bit horrifying. Fake blood not required. And don't worry -- there are no pregnant nun costumes here -- these ideas are way better!

Some of these costumes are easy enough to DIY with a little body paint, cardboard boxes, and stuff around the house. Others require a little more (fake blood and) get-up-and-go (and thus, the helping hands of your not-so-pregnant partner).

More from CafeMom: 10 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Easily Made With Stuff Around the House

Trust us, you and your baby bump will be the hit at any Halloween party you bless with your pregnant presence. Now, let's get working on that Best Halloween Costume trophy.

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  • Score!

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    Hey, since your belly looks like a ball anyway, why not dress it up as your sport of choice? Soccer ball, basketball, beach ball ... any ball will do the trick.

  • Pregnant Barbie

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    With her wasp waist and endless wardrobe, Barbie has always been a questionable role model for kids. That's why we love this pregnant Barbie costume, featured on the site Coolest Homemade Costumes.

  • Baby Wants Out!

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    As this mom of three at Ignite Associates puts it, "Nothing like scaring your own kids by making them think the baby is coming out!" Gotta also love how the dad joined in as a doctor ... clearly a terrible one.

  • Bun in the Oven

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    Image via Meaningful Mama

    We love how blogger Meaningful Mama took the phrase "bun in the oven" literally for her costume, and the baker "bun maker" is a nice added touch. You can easily create your own DIY version with a large cardboard box.

  • 'Bump' in the Road

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    Grab some yellow and black body paint and in five minutes you're good to go! Gotta love the simplicity of this "bump" road sign halloween costume from Coolest Homemade Costumes.

  • Monsters Inc.

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    Image via Leon Scott Baxter

    According to dad Leon Scott Baxter, "When my wife was pregnant with our second daughter, four days before delivery was Halloween. So, we did the whole Monsters Inc. thing and she went as Mike Wazowski. Or, really, it was her stomach that went as Mike." We're impressed!

  • Watermelon, Anyone?

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    Yup, a watermelon just about sums up what a pregnant belly looks like (and feels like to carry around). All you need is some body paint. Prepare for lots of people knocking to see if it's ripe!

  • She's Having a ... Unicorn?

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    Image via C.R.A.F.T.

    This pregnant with unicorn Halloween costume from the blog C.R.A.F.T. (Creating Really Awesome Free Things) makes for one truly twisted fairy tale. Not sure how you explain this, but it works.

  • Double Ds

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    Image via Sandi Denhof

    This "double D bra" Halloween costume takes the cake for teamwork! Talk about a great reason to be joined at the hip to your mate.

  • Thing 1 and Thing 2

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    Image via Concetta Sonnenberg

    Dr. Seuss fans will dig this Thing 1 and Thing 2 costume ... and once your kiddo is born, you can recycle that belly patch on your baby and do a sequel.

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