You’ve already scored once, may as well do it again! I thought my big, pregnant belly had relegated me to a “Homer Simpson” costume but when I couldn’t find a Homer mask (I live in Italy) I had to get creative. Everyone is always telling me how my pregnant stomach looks like a basketball so I decided to play it up and make a Homemade Basketball Pregnancy Costume.
Using a piece of cardboard, I drew a backboard, complete with the red square and attached the net underneath. I couldn’t find a toy basketball net (this is Italy, remember!) so I bought a red plastic basket from the dollar store and cut off the bottom and quickly sewed a laundry bag (which I had cut to look like a b-ball net) to hang from the bottom. Voila, Basket and Backboard.
I cut an exact hole for my stomach to push through the backboard because my stomach was, obviously, going to be the basketball! Then I took a tight old white TShirt and drew, with a Sharpie, a round outline of a basketball. Using an orange highlighter, I coloured it in. Voila, basketball tummy.
I attached the backboard with a string to rest under my chest but above my substantial stomach and it stayed all night long.
People were staring and laughing all night and kept whispering, “is it real?!” I wasn’t sure if they meant the ball or my stomach. I got loads of congrats for a “very original costume!”
Firstly, I got my idea for a Homemade Day of the Dead Pregnant Belly Costume from going to a day of the dead parade and I was kinda bummed that I was pregnant and couldn’t be a skeleton so I figured my unborn baby could be a skeleton too.
So, I Googled baby skeleton X rays and picked one out that seemed right. After I picked the right one I printed it out and cut it out and actually used wood glue because that’s all I had at the time to paste it on me but I recommend a different adhesive. Then I had a bright flowery dress…kind of Spanish Day of the dead looking. Then I put a black tube top on with a small black sweater jacket on since it is chilly during October. Then I got white, black, and red face paint and drew a neck bone and chest bone. I panted my face completely white then did the red around my eyes and used the black around the red to make it look like flower petals and the black paint was also used for my nose and mouth as teeth. If you Google Day of the Dead or Sugar Skulls ideas will pop up and you can choose from there.
I also had my boyfriend paint a spine on my back which a lot of people loved. Then final touch ups were a red rose in my hair and a black small bridal veil.
Comments for Coolest Day of the Dead Pregnant Belly Costume 39
I was pregnant and trying to find something creative to be, nothing was catching my eye. Until I was driving and saw a BUMP sign on the highway. I immediately thought of my belly and how everyone referred to it as a 'baby bump' and thought of how I could work that sign into my costume.
I decided painting a sign and dressing up the rest of the way as a construction worker was the best way to go. I spent less than 5 dollars on this Baby 'Bump' Pregnancy Costume. The hat was cheap plastic and only 25 cents. The belt was from a batman toy my nephew had and the paint was my only other expense! I wore a flannel jeans and work boots for the bottom. It was an absolute hit and I have fun telling everyone what my baby was for his first Halloween! I loved it and so did everyone else!