Squeezing into a skin-tight bodysuit when pregnant is probably about as much fun as getting raisins in your trick-or-treat bag. But for those with the energy to celebrate, baby bumps and third-trimester bellies actually open up a world of Halloween possibilities for parents-to-be.
The best pregnant-couple Halloween costumes pay homage to her pregnancy, while incorporating it into the ensemble in fresh and unexpected ways. We’ve rounded up the best pregnant Halloween costume ideas for couples, whether you’d rather buy something readymade or make the most of stuff that’s already around the house.
The Best Pregnant-Couple Halloween Costumes to Buy
Um, he's a chef, and she's got a bun in her oven — get it? Is this the most groundbreaking costume? Nope. But a secret of standup and Halloween alike is that repetition plus variation equals comedy gold. It's a tried-and-true favorite, and best of all, it's comfortable: She wears an oven-shaped tunic over whatever she wants to put on underneath.
So. Many. Puns. Prego is a pasta sauce. It also means you are welcome in Italian. He's a chef, with an apron, a white toque chef's hat, and a necklace of spaghetti and meatballs, while she's, well, prego tomato sauce in her apron. See? Repetition plus variation....
She's the jelly, in a tunic that fits over her... belly. And he's the peanut butter. Or vice versa. Because this one is for couples who go together like peanut butter and jelly. Since this costume isn't maternity per se, it's best to get it if her belly is still on the smaller side.
Pregnancy cravings for the win. She's the pickle, he's the ice cream. The pickle is loose enough that she can wear it comfortably all night.
Food is a big theme here; hence, we now have milk and cookies. She's the cookie, which is apparently dipped in his, uh, milk. At any rate, this ensemble is cute, easy to wear, and actually makes us somewhat hungry. The loose tunic goes on right over her shirt.
The Best Pregnant-Couple Halloween Costumes to DIY
Marge and Homer
All Halloween costumes tend to skew scary or funny, but when it comes to family costumes, there’s a special synergy between the themed Halloween costume and the pun, the cornier the better. This one harnesses the full power of the pun using a few light props — all you need is a pair of orange hardhats, yellow safety vests, and a homemade sign.
May the Force Be With You
Sometimes, the best pregnant couple Halloween costumes are just couples costumes plus one (or Obi One). It’s exciting to induct your child into Star Wars fandom long before they’re old enough to choose for themselves. A Princess Leia signature tunic for her, and any old dark vest, plus a Nerf blaster, for him, and… May the Force Be With You.
Love and Basketball
The best pregnant couple Halloween costumes combine cleverness and realness — puns and old favorites are great, but if you can incorporate impending baby news, that big belly, and your aspirational professional sports career, you’ve won the game.
There are tons of Winnie the Pooh costumes out there — but without Pooh’s signature belly, those are little more than glorified, adorable pajamas. Not only is this belly-centric Halloween couple costume free and DIY, it generates a lot of cuteness with minimal effort, which is true to Pooh’s ethos: “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”
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