Halloween is just around the corner. Will you be dressing up this year? Some of the local businesses in my area require (or encourage rather) their employees to dress up and I often find it funny to see adults in costume I was never pregnant during Halloween so I never had to come up with a costume. Dressing up while pregnant might seem a little silly, but it could add a little fun to a stressful time during an unplanned pregnancy.
Although, pregnancy could make dressing up a little more difficult, with a little creativity it is not impossible! I went searching the internet for costume ideas and have a few to share with you.
If you don’t mind bearing your baby bulge, use your pregnant belly as the focal point of your Halloween costume by painting your belly to create a number of different possibilities. You’d have to cut the middle out of your shirt or dress so that your belly is visible. You will probably need a friend to help you paint your belly as it would be rather difficult to do on your own.
- Paint your belly green, wear all green, and cut a slit in your shirt and you are a pea in a pod.
- Wear all green, paint your belly red with black specks (seeds) and you are a watermelon.
- Paint your belly white, silver, or blue and in a flowy dress with the middle cut out and you are a gypsy with her crystal ball.
- Paint a loaf of bread on your belly and dress like a chef and you have a “bun in the oven.”
- Paint your belly blue and add fish and you are a fishbowl.
I don’t think I would have been comfortable with the world seeing my bare pregnant belly, even if it had paint on it! But, there are still a few options for you.
- Dress in all white and then cut out a yellow fabric or paper circle or paint a yellow circle on the belly of shirt and you are an egg. Add a pair of devil horns and you have just become a deviled egg.
- Be a “Mummy –to – be” by dressing in all white and wrapping yourself in gauze.
And if you need more ideas, there are some great photos of maternity costumes here. Personally, I can’t really see spending that very much money on something you wear one day, but you could use them as ideas and mimic them.
Regardless of whether or not you dress up this Halloween, indulge in some candy corn or chocolate pumpkins– happy early Halloween!