I have been pregnant a couple of Halloweens and wish I had dressed up in some of these fun maternity costumes for this fantastic fall holiday. Dressing up when you are pregnant can be a little more challenging, but you will find a great idea from this list!
DO THEY SELL MATERNITY COSTUMES?
Maternity costumes are scarcely available and are usually designed for plus-sized frames.
I would love to see maternity costumes available more often, but I do understand that sizing is very difficult for the costume manufacturers! Depending on what trimester you are in will definitely affect the size of the costume, etc.
Some plus-sized costumes would work for a maternity costume depending on the type of costume and how far along you are.
EASY MATERNITY COSTUME IDEAS
Pregnant women can design a costume to include their expanding bundle. This can be done with simple body paint and thrift store clothing.
These costume ideas may allow for an exposed belly or NOT. It is totally up to you if you want to expose your baby bump or keep it under wraps. 🙂
I have some fun maternity costume ideas that will leave you with a darling costume so you can enjoy Halloween too!
MOTHER NATURE COSTUME
Mothers-to-be can find a fitting costume in dressing as Mother Nature. To achieve the basics of this outfit, one needs to find a long pastel-colored dress. This can be a flowing bridesmaid, prom dress, or nightgown found at a second-hand store.
If you want to expose your baby bell then the mid-section of the dress needs to be cut out to allow the pregnant belly to be exposed. The dress can be embellished to include lace, braided rope, or beads.
The next step in making the costume is to paint the belly. The roundness of the belly is a perfect shape for painting a globe. Blue and green paint are the only colors needed as a basic drawing of water and land is all that is required.
To complete the costume, one can braid ribbons in one's own hair or in a wig. A simple crown of artificial flowers can be worn on the head. Additionally, a wand with attached ribbons is a good accessory.
A gypsy costume is fun to create. Each one is uniquely assembled with available clothing. The basics of the costume is a layered or tiered long skirt, ruffled shirt or long-sleeved shirt with the neck cut out, a vest, and multiple fashion scarves. Scarves can be created into a triangle shape and tied around the waist.
If you want to expose your pregnant belly you can, but it isn't necessary!
A crystal ball can be painted on to the belly. The colors to use are black, gray, and white. In the middle of the ball or around the ball, the words “Fortunes Told” can be written.
Finalizing the outfit is key. Junk jewelry from a thrift store can be helpful at this stage. Simulated gold jewelry is best. Long necklaces, hoop earrings, and oversized rings are best. Also, include a scarf around the head.
FLOWER CHILD OR HIPPIE COSTUME
The sixties permitted people to be free in thought, actions, and dress. Flower children and hippies were known for dispensing actions of peace. The dress was comfortable and laid back. In order to achieve this look easily, one needs to look for a long summer dress.
Long flowing dresses are perfect for pregnancy. Comfort it key!
The mid-section can be cut out if you want to expose the belly. One can also tie-dye a t-shirt and wear a flowing skirt.
The exposed belly can be painted in the spirit of the hippie movement. Symbols like the peace sign, large colorful flowers, smiley faces, and rainbows can be painted on to the belly. The costume can also include a headband: long haired wig, sandals, and round-colored glasses.
Since the pregnant belly is typically round, it is a great shape to emulate different types of balls. These ball maternity costumes do require the belly to show and work best during the 3rd trimester when you have a nice sized ball belly to show off.
The following are some examples of balls you could create on your baby bump.
- Paint a beach ball on the belly and wear a bikini or sarong.
- Paint a basketball on the belly and pair it with basketball shorts, a cutoff basketball jersey and hightops!
- Next idea is to paint a baseball onto the stomach and wear a cropped tank top and of course a baseball hat. Carry a mit around as a prop.
Avocados are all the rage and what would be cuter than being a giant avocado for Halloween?
This DIY Avocado costume is a little more difficult but very doable for anyone who really wants to be a pregnant avocado this year! Saving Amy walks you through a detailed tutorial of how to make this fun costume.
A witch maternity costume is easy to create because usually witch costumes have long flowing dresses and capes.
Add in a witches hat and maybe a wig or you could spray your hair gray with temporary hair color spray.
Don't forget to bring your broom as a prop for this simple costume.
A maternity hula girl costume is SO easy and it naturally exposes the belly. This costume doesn't require you to paint your tummy.
Get the grass skirt, bikini top with the coconut shell cups for added flair. Grab a lei necklace and some sandals and you are set.
Mothers-to-be can enjoy dressing up for Halloween or costume parties. Costumes can be easily created to include the baby as part of the outfit.
If you want to create an adorable costume at home then try this DIY Gumball Machine maternity costume!
Apple Slices blog has a great tutorial that will show you how to make this costume in no time.
I bet you will be the only gumball machine out trick or treating, LOL.
MORE HALLOWEEN FUN
If you loved these maternity Halloween costumes be sure to check out some more fun Halloween posts!
- Easy Ghost Halloween Popcorn Balls
- Halloween Costume Ideas for Sisters
- DIY No-Sew Scarecrow Treat Bags
- Free Printable Halloween Journal Cards
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