Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you can't have fun with your costume on Halloween
A scary pregnancy: Expectant moms make the most of Halloween
PUBLISHED: 01:09 EST, 11 October 2012 | UPDATED: 18:51 EST, 11 October 2012
Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you can't have fun on Halloween, with costume ideas ranging from the classic pumpkin to Expectant Barbie, and everything in between.
If you happen to have a big, round belly on hand in October, the possibilities for an original, funny or scary getup to celebrate everyone's favorite dress-up holiday are virtually endless.
One mommy-to-be posted a photo of herself on Flickr masqueraded as a Magic 8 Ball, while another teamed up with her husband who dressed as a baker to create a hilarious bun-in-the oven costume.
Creepy: Jarrod Oldham's wife fitted a white tank top sprayed with fake blood with two arms bursting through 'holes' in her belly, right, and the idea seems to have caught on, left.
Literal interpretation: The site Coolest Homemade Costumes features a couple bringing to life the saying 'bun in the he oven'
Pun-tastic: This expectant mother dressed up as as a mummy-to-be for Halloween
Lets get physical: Women can take full advantage of their curvy physiques by having their rotund belly double as a basketball or soccer ball
Life imitating art: A couple posted a picture of themselves dressed as Juno and Paulie Bleeker from the 2007 hit film
Expectant moms have been taking full advantage of their curvy figures, transforming their rotund bellies into anything, from basketballs and soccer balls, to a pot of Leprechaun gold to Humpty Dumpty before he took a great fall.
Other popular disguise ideas include Mr Potato Head, with the signature nose, mustache, eyebrows and glasses positioned strategically over the stomach, as well as a watermelon and the more season-appropriate pumpkin.
But some moms took a darker, more macabre approach to their Halloween attire, coming up with some creative and creepy ways to get into the spirit of the holiday.
Gourd humor: Costumes portraying the wearer's pregnant belly as a pumpkin are always popular, and season appropriate
Nursery rhyme: This couple masqueraded as Humpty Dumpty before and after the fall
Luck o' the Irish: A mom-to-be turned her rotund belly into a pot of gold for Halloween
One expectant mother was even rewarded for her unsettling costume concept straight out of a horror film with Internet fame, according to the Huffington Post.
Her husband, Jarrod Oldham, entered a photo of his wife from 2011 in a contest on Instructables.com. The image shows two plastic arms bursting out of the woman's bloodied stomach, with one of the hands holding a tiny Halloween candy basket.
As Oldham explained with his submission, ‘Our son was born November 6, so by the time Halloween rolled around, it absolutely felt like he was trying to burst out of her belly like the original Alien critters. I thought, "he probably just wants some candy!" and so this costume was born.'
Fun: One creative idea or the holiday is a Mr Potato Head costume, with the signature attributes of the beloved toy positioned on the belly
Just kidding: This reveler dressed up as a queen, with her pregnant belly playing the role of a jester, complete with a fool's hat
Outside the box ideas: Two fun dress-up options for the mom-to-be incldue an Expectant Barbie in a box, right, and a watermelon, left
He added, ‘Once my wife put the shirt on, the tension of it stretched over her belly kept the arms pointed outward.'
In a similar spooky vein, a woman posted a picture of the site Etsy showing herself dressed in a skeleton shirt with a smaller skeleton in her stomach.
If ghoulish and gristly are not your thing, you can always dress up as Juno from the eponymous 2007 indie hit.
Anatomically correct: Fans of macabre humor can also pick up a spooky shirt featuring a baby's skeleton on the stomach
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