Three Maternity Costumes to Buy (or Make at Home)

Photo of a man in a white apron labeled The Bun Maker and a woman wearing an oven around her torso. A chicken or turkey is visible through the oven door.

Bun in the Oven Couples’ Costume — The oven is one-size-fits-most, with retailers including expectant mothers in that claim. And yes, the door does open, although there’s no word on whether that bun is permanently attached inside. How could you not toss a baby doll in there? Oh, wait, nevermind.

Photo of a woman wearing a white adorned toga and another woman wearing a plain brown Renaissance-style draped dress and hat with draped scarf.

Goddesses and Renaissance Women — These technically are plus-size outfits, not maternity costumes. But hey, a toga is a toga, and motherhood mythology today is often wrapped up in goddess imagery. So, there ya go.

Photo of a woman wearing a headpiece that makes her look like a cartoon pig. She is draped in a blue blanket that has four plush pig heads attached to it.

Pigs in a Blanket
— This is a pig hat and a fleece blanket with four pig heads
attached (made from polyester and foam). It appears you simply wrap the blanket around you, although a portion may hook onto a
latch at your neck (notice in the photo how the blanket jabs awkwardly toward the woman’s neck). Sizing varies by retailer; I’ve seen 4 to 14 and 10 to 12 claimed.

The nice thing about all of these costumes is that you could make them yourself with some cardboard, old curtains or decapitated plush animals.

A couple other resources:

See also:

  1. Demented infant costumes: Octobaby and Carriage Critter
  2. Bloody Bonnets: worst infant costume, or coolest hardcore baby gore?
  3. Twelve unfortunate toddler Halloween costumes
  4. Three maternity costumes to buy (or make at home)
  5. Twelve embarrassing Halloween baby costumes


6 Responses to “Three Maternity Costumes to Buy (or Make at Home)”

  1. Halloween Contest says:

    Those costumes are very unique. I love the Bun In The Oven because it is a costume for two. I am running a Halloween Contest on my blog right now, it would be neat to see some entries with unique costumes.


    October 8th, 2007 at 6:18 am

  2. kelli says:

    My mom made me a pumpkin costume when I was pregnant with my first — and one for my husband. We actually had a halloween party/shower, so it was fun to come in costume (and I didn’t have to stuff the pumpkin to make it look round).

    This year Grandma just added some little pumpkins for the 3 and 1 year old so we’re going as a pumpkin patch.

    October 8th, 2007 at 10:03 am

  3. Elle says:

    What about “pregnant nun”? Classic pregnancy costume. My friend went as that one year when she wasn’t actually pregnant, and had fun listening to all the speculative comments while she was drinking at a bar.

    October 8th, 2007 at 10:08 am

  4. Beckie says:

    I was Mother Earth for Halloween when I was pregnant with DD :)

    I think the Pigs in a Blanket may be a tunic kinda thing that pulls over your head maybe? The picture seems to have a black turtle neck underneath it…

    October 8th, 2007 at 12:57 pm

  5. Muddie says:

    I saw the most clever pregnancy custume last year. The husband and wife were both farmers. He had on overalls and a straw hat, carried a pitch fork. She had her hair in braids, a straw had, a flannel shirt, long pants. Her shirt was unbuttoned to reveal her very full stomach which was painted as a Jack-O-Lantern. She carried her arms around her belly most of the night. It appeared as if she was holding the pumpkin.

    I loved it!

    October 2nd, 2008 at 5:05 pm

  6. Tira says:

    When I was pregnant, I borrowed a formal gown, my neice’s fairy wings, and wore a tiara. I was the “fertility fairy”! People loved it! but ran away when I tried to bless them! lol

    September 23rd, 2009 at 8:15 am