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Pregnant on Halloween

Being pregnant on Halloween can somewhat limit your costume options...or it can open up new doors:






This costume was so much fun to make!  There are two sets of baby arms (we're pregnant with twins) breaking out of my belly to go trick-or-treating.  I got a lot of smiles with this costume (and some puzzled expressions from children who didn't quite know what to make of it).

The costume was pretty simple to make.  I got a couple dolls at the thrift store and removed their arms.  I know that dolls aren't real babies, but I still felt creepy doing it.  I also picked up a cheap dress at the thrift store; I was hoping to find a white one so the blood would stand out better, but the black one was the only one that worked for me.

I poked four holes into the dress and pushed the arms through.  To keep the arms from sagging, I attached each set of arms to a strip of cardboard on the inside as reinforcing.  Then, I made a couple origami bags for the babies to hold for trick-or-treating (I stapled the bags to their hands--also creepy).  And finally, I drizzled some fake blood around the arms.

I wore a tank top under the dress, because the cardboard was a bit scratchy on my belly without it.  Otherwise, this was a very easy and comfortable costume to make.





Happy Halloween everyone!



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