Introduction: Ultimate Pregnant Mom Costume.

This may be a little on the macabre side but I guarantee it will generate some strong reactions, both positive and negative!   My wife wore this while handing out candy last year, and people were taking photos and calling their friends to see her

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.

Making it couldn't have been simpler.  I used a stretchy, spandex-like maternity tank she already had on hand, an appropriately sized baby doll from the thrift store (the kind with plastic arms attached to stuffed fabric body) and some fake blood from the Halloween store.  I cut two holes where I wanted the arms to protrude, making them much smaller than the diameter of the arms so the fabric would have to stretch to accommodate them, thereby holding them in place.  I placed the arms, then sprayed some fake blood around the exit points.  Once my wife put the shirt on, the tension of it stretched over her belly kept the arms pointed outward.  I added a tiny jack-o-lantern candy bucket (he was wanting some candy after all), and it was complete!

You could tell as she was handing out the candy that some people thought she was REALLY sick.  People either laughed out loud, or were unable to hide their disgust.  Either way, it was AWESOME.

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nsmale made it!(author)2015-09-19

Haha! it's hilarious! hope you win!

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gearup500 made it!(author)2014-11-01

And sick

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gearup500 made it!(author)2014-11-01

This is awful

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missyme100 made it!(author)2013-06-12

this is neat!

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davidandora made it!(author)2012-11-18

This is so fantastic! Such a great idea! The little pumpkin pail is the icing on this cake.

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786Ayesha made it!(author)2012-11-17

oh! this is so nice.hope u will win

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poofrabbit made it!(author)2012-11-13

Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!

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psychsurf made it!(author)2012-11-13

Thanks! We're super-excited to see if we win! Fingers crossed for a laser-cutter! Here's Julian's follow-up costume for this year:  CHUCKY!   http://i50.tinypic.com/5csjm.jpg

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poofrabbit made it!(author)2012-11-13

OMG that is so funny!!! LOL

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Brass+Paperclip made it!(author)2012-10-16

OMG! That is so gross funny! Love it!!

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mntbkrguy made it!(author)2012-10-05

This costume is epic! My wife's sister posted a pic of it on FB and she loves it. I wasn't surprised to see it on Instructables, good job.

My wife now wants me to make it for her this weekend, she is due Nov. 8th so she is just the right size. LOL I have a question though. You said the shirt just kept the arms in place? I figured you had to have something flat to keep them from pressing through the shirt. Can you confirm?

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psychsurf made it!(author)2012-10-05

The doll arms I used came from one with a fabric body and plastic arms. Where the fabric attaches to the arms it's wider than the arms themselves, so I just made the holes so the arms would barely slide through, then the thicker fabric section kept them from going all the way through.

Thanks for the compliments, and post a photo here when you get it done!

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mntbkrguy made it!(author)2012-10-07

Will do thanks!!

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Mtalus made it!(author)2012-09-14

Oh, you lucky man. Is there anything more atractive than a pregnant woman? A pregnant woman with a sense of humor no less...

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water+rat made it!(author)2012-09-14

OMG! That's the BEST!!!!
Maybe i can make one for the 9yo girl next door. she's not preggers but it'd be a great social comment :D

And ladies, from one to another, there is no reason to be embarrassed about the way you look when your preggs. You have a little person in you so of course you'll look a little "lumpy." Be preg & proud!

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chabias made it!(author)2012-09-14

Are you telling us this picture was taken a week before your son was born?? She looks to be about 5 or 6 months pregnant here, not 9!

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psychsurf made it!(author)2012-09-13

Thanks for all the compliments, everyone! My wife was very self-conscious about her appearance when she was preggo (that's why she didn't let me show her face, ha!), but I agree that she was as hot as ever. :) Thanks for the support and votes, maybe if we win she'll forgive me for posting this up!! Lol!!

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seamster made it!(author)2012-09-14

When my wife is pregnant, she's way too self conscious as well.

I can't convince her otherwise, even though everyone knows pregnant women are just plain hot. I can't even get her to flaunt the temporary additional cleavage. Sheesh!

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stansigstad made it!(author)2012-09-14

This would be a nice costume to tell abortioners that the baby does in fact want to be born. LOL

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psychsurf made it!(author)2012-09-14

Wow, front page, I'm honored! Thanks for all the positive feedback, everyone. Yeah, my wife is definitely just as twisted as me, and a good sport to boot. I might still be in trouble for sharing like this though, lol! Hopefully there'll be a prize in store to soften the blow come November. :D

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orbu2010 made it!(author)2012-09-14

Okay. I am excited to be pregnant now! You have given me FABULOUS IDEAS for a GREAT prego costume! I think it is great that your wife would wear this too! AWESOME! xD

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mr+fat made it!(author)2012-09-14

Excellent! so very very excellent

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Domoreto made it!(author)2012-09-13

Great job ! extreme Fun! ...mu-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
5 of 5

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Rowan_Winterhaven made it!(author)2012-09-13

Sick and wrong and oh, so right! I love it!

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zieak made it!(author)2012-09-13

Great!

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mikeasaurus made it!(author)2012-09-10

Gross, I love it!

Here's one I saw at a zombie-walk in Vancouver

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zieak made it!(author)2012-09-13

Disturbing. I love it!

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bootsyboots made it!(author)2012-09-13

gak! this one is phenomenal. thank you for posting :)

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smart.wolfer made it!(author)2012-09-13

OMG, This is even more horrible!

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psychsurf made it!(author)2012-09-10

Omg, ok now THAT'S over the top, even for me, lol!!

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bootsyboots made it!(author)2012-09-13

i love this costume so much i'm even considering it for myself. as if pretending to be pregnant wouldn't be horrifying enough...

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bajablue made it!(author)2012-09-13

lol... perfect costume (and much more disturbing) for a beer-bellied expectant Dad, too! ;-D

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JonnyMac made it!(author)2012-09-13

Thank you! You've just given me cover for my "excess." I think I'll throw in a small controller and a couple servos to randomly wiggle the arms.

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bajablue made it!(author)2012-09-13

OMG.... now this I gotta see!!!! ;-D

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flyingpuppy made it!(author)2012-09-13

Thoroughly sick & genius! : )

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bajablue made it!(author)2012-09-13

lmbo ;-D

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M.C.+Langer made it!(author)2012-09-13

Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. But you have my 5 stars and my vote because it's simple awesome!

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Comatoes made it!(author)2012-09-13

I wish I was pregnant so I could do this.

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shootr made it!(author)2012-09-13

Front Page Worthy! Awesome!

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nehisoda made it!(author)2012-09-13

Excellant !

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mediabeing made it!(author)2012-09-13

This is great! Bravo/a! Well done! I'm inspired!

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hammer9876 made it!(author)2012-09-13

"People either laughed out loud, or were unable to hide their disgust."

Well, yeah. Count me in with the laughing out loud! Great instructable.

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karl+w+becker made it!(author)2012-09-13

Has anyone thought of doing an Alien version of this? Not nessisarly a pregent. but with some servo drives for movement.

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zorbin made it!(author)2012-09-13

This is GREAT!!! So fits in this year's Hansel and Gretel theme we're doing :O)

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DystopiaGrrl made it!(author)2012-09-13

Oh, I WISH I'd thought of that when I was pregnant(lo these 18 years ago!) Great job, love it! :D

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studleylee made it!(author)2012-09-13

LMAO !!!!!!!

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jobard made it!(author)2012-09-13

Did it hurt?

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SenKat made it!(author)2012-09-13

>>>>Thattori - get a freaking life, perv.

OP - GREAT job ! Love it !

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kevinhannan made it!(author)2012-09-13

It's worth getting pregnant just for this t-shirt - and I'm a man! ;-) lol!

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jmitch77 made it!(author)2012-09-13

Awesome! Wish my wife would have done this when she was pregnant! Great job!

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