Easy Homemade Maternity Saturn Costume

For my last chance at making a maternity costume, I thought a planet theme would be an appropriate nod to feeling like one. I decided to go for a Saturn costume as that would hopefully be the most recognizable planet, plus it was an opportunity to use something like a glow stick.

I had gathered materials over the previous weeks, but left the costume assembly until the evening of the 30th and this took about two hours.

I cut a circle from newspaper and held it to my belly to size. Then I cut out the orang-ish fabric. I was glad to have found a fabric at Jo-Ann’s that already had little sparkly accents. I sewed it to my black t-shirt with just a zigzag stitch around the edge. Then I took a 12-foot vinyl tube purchased from the hardware store and inserted two orange LED light wires, one at each end. Once the wires were completely into the tube, I wound it three times and secured it into a flat circle (to mimic concentric rings) with clear packing tape at a few places. The rings were suspended from a piece of fishing line on each side that went over my shoulder and head (like wearing a shoulder bag), and the battery packs for the LED lights were tucked into my back pockets. The lights glowed nicely while we were trick-or-treating and it was super easy to wear. So overall, the reward/effort ratio was a success!

I got great reactions from kids and other parents who seemed happy to figure out what I was going for, and maybe everyone just loved the idea of Saturn. I am glad I took my turn with a maternity costume and encouraged other mommas-to-be to just dive in. With earlier pregnancies, I was disappointed with store-bought costumes on both fit and concept. Many thanks to websites like this one where ideas can be shared!

Easy Homemade Maternity Saturn Costume

Easy Homemade Maternity Saturn Costume

Easy Homemade Maternity Saturn Costume