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This is an easy costume, fine for men or women, but best suited to a special niche crowd...pregnant ladies!  If you are a man especially proud of your beer gut, you too, can flaunt it with this Instructable.
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Step 1: Gather your materials

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Collect what you will need: I used a black tank top, then found a white t-shirt that would fit snugly. I also picked up a dollar store clock (the louder the tick, the better!), various festively-coloured wires, duct tape and elastic.

Step 2: An important element for this costume...

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It's best if you have a large, 8 month pregnant belly. Face it girls, you aren't going as that sexy kitty or naughty nurse this Halloween! Might as well put that big belly to good use. The more bulbous the better.

Likewise, if you are a guy with a beer gut opting for this costume; the more bulbous the better.

Step 3: Try on your 'overshirt'.

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Try it on and make a chalk circle around your belly.  (This is a step you can omit, if you don't want to bother with the extra shirt.. I thought it would serve to accentuate the belly, making it look alot like a bomb, especially with the black under white effect.)

Step 4: Cut out the chalk circle.

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Lay out your overshirt and carefully cut out the circle you just drew on yourself.

Step 5: Measure your elastic.

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Get your elastic (I used a wider band than what I pictured in my original materials shot).  Stretch it around your ribcage above your belly. It should be snug enough that it will stay up once the 'bomb' apparatus is attached, but not so tight as to be uncomfortable. 

Step 6: Sew your elastic.

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Or if you don't have a sewing machine, stapling would work too. Glue gun...maybe, but you don't want a wardrobe malfunction halfway through Halloween night, so staple would likely be a better choice over glue gun.
scoochmaroo5 years ago
Very cute.  I like costumes that make you think about them for a second.

Driv4r5 years ago
I'm with khurt on this... it's an amazing costume, but it has the potential of being the worst too. Flashing lights and a siren come to mind.
 I have images of police with guns pulled pointed at the belly of some pregnant worman.  A bomb costume may not be a good idea.
jessandstavro (author)  khurtwilliams5 years ago
Well, it's Halloween, so hopefully people will take that into account. :)
would you mind sharing?
i would like to see it too