One of our favorite things about October is seeing everyone’s clever Halloween costumes — and it seems like pregnant women are some of the most creative when it comes to DIY ideas. Yep, moms-to-be have the ability to unlock the artistic sides of their brains in ways that the rest of us just can’t imagine, and they use those powers to come up with hilarious, adorable, and even occasionally scary Halloween costume ideas for pregnant moms that all prominently feature their baby bumps. We’re not just talking about the old painted pregnant pumpkin bellies, either.
As we all know, there are a lot of ways to get into the Halloween spirit. You can start celebrating with friends, carve creepy-cute jack-o-lanterns, play fun Halloween-themed games with the little ones, or even have your dog join the fun.
But while you’re sitting around eating Halloween candy and sipping pumpkin protein smoothies, moms-to-be everywhere are busy crafting away — and the end results are something special. Zombie babies, pop culture references, puns galore — they’ve thought of everything. We’re pretty jealous of their creativity, to be honest. But we’ll just have to borrow a little inspiration while working on Halloween costumes for our own friends and family.
Check out pictures of funny pregnant Halloween costumes below and share them with any pregnant friend looking for ideas.
Winnie the Pooh Costume
Pregnant Winnie the Pooh Costume
G Celeste's DIY Winnie the Pooh costume is the perfect mother-son getup for her little Christopher Robin. There's no reason your other little ones can't be a part of your pregnant Halloween costume ideas. We love how her crop top shows off her growing belly — and Pooh's round tummy (which is no doubt full of sweet honey).
Costume Credit: G Celeste, @gceleste.photography on Instagram
Pregnant Ursula Halloween Costume
If you're a big Disney fan, you're going to love Heather Hansen's Ursula costume DIY job. Hansen used her pregnancy curves to help fill out her Ursula Halloween costume from The Little Mermaid. The tiny details, like her shell necklace, tied the whole look together, and her family dressing up as Ariel and King Triton was the cherry on top. We love that she pulled off a creepy pregnancy Halloween costume — Ursula was the villain, after all — without being over-the-top scary.
Costume Credit: Heather Hansen, @heatherhansen69 on Instagram
Gumball Machine Costume
Pregnant Gumball Costume
Kristen Paige's pregnant gumball machine costume is the cutest we've ever laid eyes on. How's that for a sweet Halloween treat? If you're feeling extra crafty, all you need to recreate this gumball machine costume DIY are pom-poms, a white shirt, and a hot-glue gun.
Costume Credit: Kristen Paige, @kristenpaige88 on Instagram
Mother Earth Costume
Brittany Michelle's floral crown and butterfly skirt were already an amazing look. But painting the world on her belly breathed some real life into her Mother Earth outfit.
Costume Credit: Brittany Michelle, @mother_botanical on Instagram
For those seeking seasonal-inspired cute Halloween costumes for pregnant women, we recommend this sweet snowman get-up. Jess took advantage of her pregnancy curves to build the different levels of a snowman's body — carrot nose and shiny coal eyes included. Now that's one way to stay warm when it starts to get cold!
Costume Credit: Jess, @thehufflepuffmom on Instagram
Green Eggs and Ham Costume
Green Eggs and Ham
With her bump serving as the green yolk in the egg and her husband dressed up as the ham, Kenzie Butcher-Dubs and her husband put a creative spin on the Dr. Seuss-inspired costume. Who knew pregnant Halloween costumes for couples could be so cute? And they're the perfect way to bond with hubby during the holiday.
Costume Credit: Kenzie Butcher-Dubs, @kenziebutcherdubs on Instagram
Peas in a Pod Costume
Pregnant Kangaroo Costume
This crafty mama put her artistic skills to use with this DIY kangaroo costume. She completed her handmade look with big ears, a black snout, and a pouch with a perfectly placed little joey peaking out.
Costume Credit: LacyLlamaCrafts, @lacyllamacrafts on Instagram
Pregnant Halloween Costumes Moon Alien Space
The Moon and an Alien
Debbie Barron and her son's cute pregnant costume is out-of-this-world adorable. We hope Barron's over the moon with how darling her funny maternity Halloween costume turned out.
Costume Credit: Debbie Barron, @debbiebarrondaily on Instagram
Fortune Teller Costume
Pregnant Fortune Teller Halloween Costume
When you're dealing with pregnancy, Halloween costumes may be the last thing on your mind — but there are dozens of fun pregnant Halloween costumes that will give you a special moment to bond with baby. Take Nadine Grandjambe's fortune teller costume DIY project, for example. She put her baby belly to work as a mysterious, otherworldly crystal ball. Think she sees a baby in her future?
Costume Credit: Nadine Grandjambe
Pregnant Halloween Costumes Mummy
Mummies are usually associated with horror movies, but this scary maternity Halloween costume is one we wouldn't mind unwrapping. With her sweet pink bow and angelic eyes, the only thing that's scary when it comes to the baby's mummy costume is how much we love this creative idea.
Costume Credit: Aleshoe, @Aleshoe on Instagram
Pregnant Halloween Costumes Wilson Castaway
Wilson From Castaway
"Wilson!" We think Hayley's creative couples costume is one of the best pregnancy costumes we've seen. This imaginative Castaway-inspired costume is all the fun of dressing up without, you know, being stranded on a desert island.
Costume Credit: Hayley, @hellohayleyblog on Instagram
Pregnant Halloween Costumes Et Elliot
E.T. and Elliott
If you're still searching for the best pregnant Halloween costumes, look no further. This ingenious Elliott and E.T. Halloween costume is definitely something to phone home about.
Costume Credit: Laura, @lauraleefromsd on Instagram
Pregnant Halloween Costumes Kool Aid Man
The Kool-Aid Man
Cassie's Instagram caption perfectly expresses how you should approach finding Halloween costumes for pregnant bellies: "If you don’t have fun on Halloween with your bump then you’re doing life wrong." We can't stop saying "Oh yeah" every time we look at her funny pregnant Halloween costume.
Costume Credit: Cassie Gagnon, @cassiemgagnon on Instagram
Pregnant Halloween Costumes Golf Ball
A Golf Ball
If you're struggling to agree on a couples costume with your husband, a safe bet is to go with one of his favorite sports. Jamie Reed's smart and sporty Halloween costume idea for pregnant women is a hole in one!
Costume Credit: Jamie Reed, @jkstyle1 on Instagram
Pregnant Halloween Costume Creative Magic 8 Ball
Magic 8 Ball
We remember crowding around the magic 8 ball as kids to ask it hundreds of questions about what our futures held. In this proud mom's case, there's no mystery here: We predict happy times in the future!
Costume Credit: Jenn Dashney-Longbine, @jennlongbine on Instagram
Pregnant Halloween Costume Funny Pizza
Just like a real stuffed-crust pizza, this cheesy Halloween costume is filled with something extra special.
Costume Credit: Lindsay Wilcoxen, @l_dub318 on Instagram
Pregnant Halloween Costume Creative Harry Potter Snitch
Golden Snitch Costume
Harry Potter fans will love this golden snitch costume. Even though this quidditch game piece is hard to catch in the books, the costume perfectly captures the festive mood of the season.
Costume Credit: Mariah Smith, @_shiftingwinds_ on Instagram