My $1 Maternity Halloween Costume: “The 1980s Pregnant Lady”

I was six months pregnant on Halloween a few years ago. Of course my main concern was how will I find an eco-friendly maternity Halloween costume?! After considering dressing as a compost bin, a rain barrel, or a Hybrid car, I found the perfect thing at the dollar bin of my local secondhand maternity shop: a 1980s-style yellow maternity jumper. Because I’d dressed as “Eighties Girl” for the previous two or three years, I knew “Pregnant Eighties Lady” was just the costume for me.

maternity halloween costume

So figure-flattering!

The best part is, I still have this romper, which I use as a painting smock. Also, as soon as one-piece floral jumpers come back in style, I’m all set. I could probably gain up to a hundred pounds and still fit in it, so there’s really no reason why I shouldn’t hang on to it forever.

The Two Dollar Halloween Costume

Audrey was a pumpkin for her first Halloween.  I found this pair of pumpkin pajamas at a consignment shop for just $2 and then commissioned my mom to knit Audrey a pumpkin hat, which was FREE (for me, anyway!).  After dressing her in this get-up, we ventured out to the back yard for a photo shoot with a bunch of organic pumpkins that just happened to be lying artfully on the grass by some fall leaves.

Happy Halloween from the Green Baby Guide!