Pregnancy is a wonderful time to cherish the life growing inside of you. It is also the time to dress as a pregnant nun or the Pillsbury Doughboy. Sporting a watermelon-sized belly this fall and wondering how to best feature it in this year’s Halloween festivities? Check here if you want to view a photo gallery of some homemade costumes for pregnant women. (I love the “bun in the oven” costume!) Thrifty Fun has many excellent ideas, many of which I’ve listed below.

juno pregnant maternity halloween costume idea

  • Man with a beer gut  (Optional: Your companion can dress as the wife)
  • Santa Claus
  • Pregnant animal—Say, a cat. Wear all black, attach a tail and ears.
  • Deviled egg
  • Construction worker wearing a hardhat and a tool belt. Fill the tool belt with diapers, wipes, bottles, and other baby gizmos.
  • Eight ball (Optional: A companion dressed as the pool cue)
  •  Beach ball—Wear a bikini top and shorts or a skirt, then paint the beach ball on the belly.
  • Lady bug—Add black polka dots to a red maternity top. Add antennas made from pipe cleaners and make or buy some wings.
  • Shotgun bride
  • Mother Earth—the belly is a globe.
  • Homer Simpson
  • Pregnant nun (Optional: Bring along a priest as a companion.)
  • Pumpkin
  • Fred Flintstone (Optional: Your companion dresses as Wilma.)
  • A cow
  • Black widow
  • The Pillsbury Doughboy
  • Juno (Optional: Companion dresses as Paulie Bleeker, complete with sweatbands and tall socks.)
  • The pregnant celebrity of your choice (e.g., Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie, Katie Holmes)
  • A barefoot and pregnant woman

Any other costume ideas for the mother-to-be? All suggestions welcome!

Do-it-yourself Halloween costumes work for me! For more Works for Me Wednesday ideas, head on over to We are THAT Family.