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!