Awesome Ideas for Halloween Costumes During Pregnancy

It’s October time- we all know what that means! Pumpkin Spice Lattes, turtlenecks, pumpkins, hot chocolate, and Halloween costumes!

If you’re a mom-to-be and you have a bit of a bump (as I’m sure most of you do!) here are some adorable DIY Halloween ideas to dress you and your future bundle of joy!

  1. Where’s Waldo.

Halloween Costumes Pregnancy


For mom- red and white striped t-shirt, black glasses, blue jeans (or leggings if it is more comfortable), white felt and red felt for making the hat, red pom-pom (or a white and red ski cap with a pom-pom)

For belly-Red and white felt scraps, white card stock, black marker, hot glue gun, safety pin, tape


  1. Cut out the white card stock paper into a glasses shape and outline the glasses and draw eyes with black marker.
  2. Paste them onto the striped t shirt where your bump will be and make a white and red ski hat with a pom-pom and paste it right above the glasses. The little waldo should be on top of your belly.
  3. Wait for shirt to dry and put on with black jeans, black glasses, and your Where’s Waldo hat.

Voila! you found Waldo!

  1. 2. Bump in the Road.


For Mom/ belly- black long sleeve t shirt, black jeans, white scotch tape, yellow scotch tape, toy car, hot glue gun.


  1. Make two parallel lines with white scotch tape on your black shirt over where your belly will be.
  2. In the middle of the two white lines use your yellow tape and make five short lines going across your belly area.
  3. Then hot glue gun the toy card in the middle of the ‘road’.

You’re wearing a bump!

  1. 8-Ball Pool Girl.

This is a super easy one and will take five to ten minutes.


Black t shirt, white felt, black felt, hot glue gun, black jeans


  1. Cut the white felt into a medium sized circle
  2. Cut the black felt into an 8
  3. Then glue the white circle onto the area in the t-shirt where your bump would be
  4. Glue the 8 in the center.

You’re done!

  1. Gumball Machine

Materials: white long sleeve t shirt, red beret, red leggings/ pants or skirt, colorful pom-poms, black marker, white piece of paper


  1. Draw a medium sized circle on the area of your shirt where your bump will be.
  2. Glue the colorful pom-poms to the circle and completely fill it up. It should look like a round circle of gumballs.
  3. Take the white piece of paper and write 25 cents on it.
  4. Wait for your shirt to dry, put on the shirt, leggings, and beret.
  5. Lastly attach the paper to the bottom of your shirt.

Here you go- sweet as candy!

  1. Cat and yarn.

Materials: Black unitard or black long sleeve shirt, black leggings, black face paint, cat ears (or black pipe cleaners and a headband to fashion into cat ears), a spool of colored yarn, hot glue gun


  1. Unspool the yarn and cut it into pieces around the size of your arm from finger to shoulder.
  2. Draw a circle on your t shirt where your bump would be and glue gun the yarn into the circle until the middle is completely covered with the colored yarn.
  3. Leave some pieces of yarn hanging down but make sure most of the pieces are curled to resemble a ball of yarn.
  4. Wait until dry.
  5. Put on the shirt and leggings.
  6. Draw whiskers on your cheeks and put on your cat ears.

There you go- cat got your tongue?

6.Kangaroo and baby costume.

Materials: Brown t shirt, brown felt, baby kangaroo stuffed animal, sewing kit or hot glue gun, mouse ears or headband and brown pieces of card stock to fashion ears from, black facepaint, white facepaint


  1. Cut the piece of felt into a half circle and glue gun (or sew) it into a pocket on the area on your t-shirt where your bump will be. Leave the top open.
  2. While it is drying cut out mouse looking ears from brown card stock and glue them onto your headband.
  3. Put on your t shirt and place the stuffed animal in the pouch.
  4. Apply face make up- draw whiskers and line your lips.

What an Aussie beauty!

Shoshi S.
Shoshi is a graduate from Stern College for Women in New York City. Her areas of interest include policy, non-profit organizations, and administration. During winter 2018, she was a White House intern. Shoshi has also interned at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles and at Save the Children in New York. As a millennial, Shoshi brings a young and fresh perspective to the worlds of pregnancy and lactation.

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