Halloween is coming soon and if you are currently pregnant with your first child, this might be your last chance to own the holiday before it belongs to your kid. Thus, the plethora of costume ideas for pregnant women.
As far as I can tell, there are three ways for pregnant women to honor Halloween.
1) Bare it all.
Judging from a preliminary internet search, painted pregnant bellies are all the rage on October 31st. Pumpkins, magic eight balls, fish bowls and any one of the planets will do. Just wear a short shirt that exposes your art work and pray it’s not too cold outside.
2) Cover and hide.
There are plenty of costumes that work especially well for women sporting a pregnant belly who aren’t interested in showing it off. Just pick anybody on the heavier side or someone who wears shapeless clothing. Consider dressing up as a weatherman wearing a big rain poncho, a guy with a huge beer gut, Santa Claus or the ever appropriate GHOST.
3) Keep it simple.
If nearing the end of your pregnancy is all consuming and you’re too busy making sure the nursery is ready to start considering creative costumes, just go with a Halloween maternity t-shirt or a store bought maternity costume that does all the work for you.
Here are 13 Halloween costumes available for purchase:
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