Jack-O'-Lantern Maternity Halloween Costume

Introduction: Jack-O'-Lantern Maternity Halloween Costume

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After making my TMNT Maternity Costume Shirt, I was excited to make another one. I was looking at some things on Etsy and saw a jack-o'-lantern pregnancy shirt and thought I'd try to make one. They used a white shirt and orange paint, but I decided to go with more pumpkin-y colors.

Step 1: Supplies

Here's what you need.

Supplies:

To make this last minute:

  • Just like with my other shirt, just use a black sharpie to draw on the face if you want to be able to draw it on and wear it right away.

When it comes to your design, what you do is up to you. I ended up going with a traditional jack-o'-lantern face I found on Freestencilgallery.com. There are many designs to choose from there or just make up your own :)

Before you get started, you need to find where you want the center of the face to be. I just put on my shirt and found where my belly button lined up like I did for my TMNT maternity shirt. Remember to center your marker after finding where you want it to be.

Step 2: Get Your Stencil

Trace your stencil on the freezer paper.

Cut out the stencil and remember that you want the outside to stay nice, so go ahead and cut in the eye, nose, and mouth hole as much as you need to.

If you are having trouble deciding what to do, check out some of these stencils for ideas.

Step 3: Paint

Time to paint. Put scrap cardboard in your shirt to avoid the paint leaking through to the other side.

Heat up your iron to max and iron on your stencil. Make sure you have centered your stencil just where you want it.

Paint your jack-o'-lantern face. I found the black covered really well, so I only did one coat. Give it a few minutes and then pull the stencil off.

Leave it to dry according to your paint's instructions.

Step 4: Wear It

Once it is dry it is ready to wear!

Now I have two choices of costumes for Halloween :)

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    21 Discussions

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    _Hot_Rod_
    _Hot_Rod_

    3 years ago

    that's pure awesome :-)

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you :) Now the question is, can I still wear it when I'm no longer pregnant.

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    _Hot_Rod_
    _Hot_Rod_

    Reply 3 years ago

    you gotta post a picture after you give birth to your beautiful healthy baby, so we can compare, lol

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    _Hot_Rod_
    _Hot_Rod_

    Reply 3 years ago

    I hope so, it's really cool :-)

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    Isabel Naomi
    Isabel Naomi

    3 years ago

    Love it! And congrats!

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    WUVIE
    WUVIE

    3 years ago

    Oh, this is too cute!

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    3 Great Ideas
    3 Great Ideas

    3 years ago

    really sooo cute ? I love it dear ??

    I add a project for halloween on the 'Halloween Decor' Hope I'll win, I really need this contest's prizes :))

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    offseid
    offseid

    3 years ago

    Love it! Another idea: Making a shirt that looks like one of those plastic jack-o-lantern trick-or-treating buckets, and have candy coming out the top of it. :P

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    Reply 3 years ago

    Oh, that would definitely be cute. I'd be tempted to pick off and eat any actual candy tho :)

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    Bard
    Bard

    3 years ago

    Great costume:

    You could also try a Mindcraft creeper or kool aid man.

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you :) Those would both be fun!

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    Pavlovafowl
    Pavlovafowl

    3 years ago

    That's just so cute, a baby pumpkin! Also getting to go in costume to a party before you are even born seems an extreme case of one-upmanship - Love it! All the very best for the competition but if you win you are going to have to share that prize, Sue

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you :) She's a special little baby!

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    GeekCrafterGirlz432
    GeekCrafterGirlz432

    3 years ago

    Oh my gosh!!!!! These are such cute maternity clothes you have a very happy life ahead!:)

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you, I actually wore both of these yesterday just to break them in :)

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    jessyratfink
    jessyratfink

    3 years ago

    So cute! The stencil is the perfect size :D