Let’s face it, when you’re pregnant, it already seems like you’re wearing a costume—there are definitely times when you don’t feel like you’re in your own skin. But who knew your belly bump could be the ultimate Halloween costume accessory? From DIY tricks to hilarious store-bought treats, we’ve scurried up a slew of ideas so moms-to-be can go belly up with pregnant Halloween costumes that are devilishly good.
Easy Pregnant Halloween Costumes
Sometimes you really can pull on a comfy shirt on and call it a night—all you need to do is take fabric paint or marker to a stretchy (preferably cotton) shirt and create whatever maternity Halloween costume strikes your fancy. A few easy maternity Halloween costumes ideas to get the creative juices flowing:
Magic 8 Ball
Your belly is the perfect shape. When strangers ask “Is it a boy or a girl?” just tell them: “Better not tell you now.” Make your own Magic 8 Ball with a white paper plate on a black dress, or pick up a ready-made tee. Buy it: $20, Etsy.com
Pregnant Pirate Costume
Why be a pregnant pirate when you can be a pregnant pirate queen? Fun fact: Real-life pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonny escaped the gallows by becoming pregnant, a courtroom technique known as “pleading the belly.” Buy it: $67, Target.com
Pregnant Skeleton Costume
This Halloween Skeleton Maternity Shirt is edgy with a sense of humor. It even comes with a matching skull cap. Pick your choice of a neutral, boy or girl baby skeleton on the shirt. [Buy it]: $80, Etsy.com
Pregnant Minnie Mouse Costume
You’ll be anything but mousy in this red-and-white polka dot dress with glittery black mouse ears and a tail. Buy it: $26, Target.com
Pregnant Egg Costume
No need to scramble for maternity Halloween costume ideas.This ingenious pregnancy Halloween shirt is as simple as eggs over easy: Just cut out an egg-shaped hole from a white top, and wear a yolk-colored yellow top underneath it.
Funny Pregnant Halloween Costumes
You don’t have to go far to find the funny in pregnancy. There are absurd ideas and inspiration for Halloween costumes for pregnant women all around. The trick is to think big—maximize, not minimize.
Pregnant Wrecking Ball Costume
Some days, those crazy hormones leave you feeling like a wreck. But this pregnant Halloween costume let’s you take charge. Don’t forget to add a Barbie with a shaved head cavorting on top for the full Miley Cyrus effect.
Pregnant “Bump Ahead!” Costume
Make a “Bump Ahead” road sign out of construction paper and stick it prominently on your belly. Use yellow or white tape to create lines on gray or black leggings to complete the highway look. Put on your hard hat, hubby!
Pregnant Superhero Costumes
Moms truly are superheroes in disguise, so why not channel your inner Robin, Wonder Woman or villainous Harley Quinn with superhero maternity Halloween costumes. Dress up your partner or kids as superheroes or supervillains too, so your entire family looks like a Justice League—or Comic-Con convention.
Pregnant Kool-Aid Costume
Take advantage of your rounded belly by donning a blue shirt and turning it into a refreshing pitcher of Kool-Aid. All you need is a black fabric marker or Sharpie. Busting through a brick wall (poster board) optional.
Pregnant Padme Costume
There’s no need to pad the storyline with a Padme pregnant costume from Star Wars. Just gather up your earth-toned garb, and (if you’re really inspired) sketch up your own l’il bb-8 on a white tee.
Cute Pregnant Halloween Costumes
You’ll up the cuddly, fuzzy quotient with these cute maternity Halloween costumes.
Pregnant Gumball Machine Costume
Hit your sweet spot with just a little glue and dozens of pom-poms for a guilt- and calorie-free way to enjoy candy on Halloween.
Pregnant Bun-in-the-Oven Costume
Hey, good-lookin’, whatcha got cooking? For this cute DIY pregnancy costume, turn an ordinary box into an oven with plenty of tinfoil. With markers, add realistic touches, such as stove knobs, a manufacturing label, a teapot, and of course, a delicious bun in the oven, right over your bump.
Pregnant Pumpkin Costume
When it comes to cute maternity Halloween costumes, orange is the new black. This pregnant pumpkin costume makes the most of your melon shape—and stretch marks! Draw the pumpkin on your belly with non-toxic paints, or sew one on a shirt.
Pregnant Snowman Costume
Enjoy your very own snow day. Use black buttons or black felt on a white shirt and tie on (not too tight!) a bright knit scarf. Add an orange-felt carrot nose and you’re all set to chill out, Halloween style.
Pregnant “Play Ball!” Costume
Hey, sports fans! You’ll score big by turning your baby bump into a basketball, football, softball or volleyball. No air pump required.
Pregnant Couple Costumes for Halloween
Pair up to bring these fun maternity Halloween costumes to life. The star? Your awesome baby bump.
Pregnant Cow Costume
Talk about udderly adorable! Milk this pregnant Halloween costume idea for all it’s worth—add baby-bottle nipples and pink and black felt on a white hoodie or shirt.
Pregnant Willie Wonka and Violet Beauregarde Costume
We love an excuse to eat more chocolate. This whimsical Halloween costume pairs the candy dandy with his favorite blueberry. Roald Dahl would be proud.
Pregnant Juno Halloween Costume
Slip into your striped tee and hoodie as Juno and buddy up with your real-life Bleeker—in mustard-yellow running shorts no less.
Pregnant Prego Tomato Sauce Costume
The jar says it all. You’re preggers—and saucy to boot. Sometimes there really is truth in advertising. Glue felt mushrooms and veggies to a red sweater or sweatshirt, and don’t forget the logo for the label!
Pregnant Monsters Inc. Costume
The only thing that could make this pairing of Sully and Mike Wazowski any cuter would be the addition of a small brown-eyed girl named Boo.
Pregnant Bumble Bee Costume
“Honey, I’ve enlarged the classic baby costume—and you’re going as a beekeeper.” OK, bumble bees don’t make honey, but hey, this isn’t science class. Simply pull on a black tee and leggings, then add pipe cleaners, tape and netting.
Scary Pregnant Halloween Costumes
Scare up some fun and double your trouble with these startling maternity Halloween costumes.
Pregnant Zombie Costume
Make your own (think doll parts, with little doll arms and legs sticking out, or even a doll head) or simply order one online. Buy it: $45, Etsy.com
Pregnant Birth of a Unicorn Costume
Get your glitter (and white tee) on and dazzle everyone with a baby unicorn busting out of your belly. It’s a magical mix of colorful and cuddly with some unexpected scary thrown in.
Pregnant Mummy Costume
This pregnant mummy look has many layers. Just make sure the gauze bindings aren’t too tight when you wrap yourself—you want to look a little unraveled. Add eyes over your belly and you’re ready to start scaring.
Pregnant Scary Clown Costume
We’re not clowning around. This It-inspired clown looks like it comes straight from the imagination of Stephen King. Don’t be surprised if no one lets you close to any small children or cribs.
Pregnant Game of Thrones Red Witch Costume
Who could forget when Melisandre, the Red Witch from Game of Thrones, gave birth to Stannis’s shadow baby? Drape yourself in red priestess garb. Don a red wig, pale skin and red lipstick to match. Buy it: $40, SpiritHalloween.com
Updated August 2017