Pregnancy can be a wonderful time in a woman’s life. There is a lot to be excited about, especially if you have been wanting a baby for a while.
Of course, it also sounds sort of awful. The symptoms sound terrible. The nausea alone would make me reconsider getting pregnant—if I were capable of doing so, of course. I hate throwing up more than anything in the world.
One of the awful things about pregnancy is that it takes so long. Why can’t the whole thing be over and done in a couple of months? You think we would have the technology necessary to speed it up by now. Of course, elephants are pregnant for well over a year, so things could be a lot worse.
My point is that forty weeks is a long time. My grandmother had twelve children; that means she was pregnant for 480 weeks of her life. That is over nine years of her life she spent with a bun in the oven.
Because pregnancies last as long as they do, many women are visibly pregnant when Halloween rolls around. They have a choice. They can sit at home and give out candy, or they can go out and party with everyone else.
Here are ten examples of women who worked their pregnancies into their costumes.
1. The Death Star
The young woman in this image is clearly a big fan of the “Star Wars” films, which makes her pretty cool. She also looks great. That is a pretty clever costume.
Almost everyone loves “Star Wars”. Admittedly, the prequels kind of sucked, but the newest ones are pretty good. I probably shouldn’t talk about them too much, just in case you are one of the few people on the planet who hasn’t seen them.
I would really like to play a good “Star Wars” video game again. I remember playing ones that came out for the Super Nintendo, and they were pretty good. There was also one for the Nintendo 64, which was extremely difficult, but also pretty good. That one wouldn’t really hold up today, but it was enjoyable at the time. The only “Star Wars”-themed game I have played since was one of those “Lego” ones. I enjoyed it, but there was nothing challenging about it at all.
I actually have a friend who loathes “Star Wars”. I have known him for well over a decade, and I have tried to tell him they can be a pretty fun way to spend a couple of hours, but he just refuses. Some people are just weird like that.
When I think of pregnant people and aliens, I often think of “Mork & Mindy”, which was a great show. It starred Robin Williams and Pam Dawber. It was a pretty funny sitcom. Naturally, Robin Williams was a bit manic; it definitely worked, though, because he was playing an alien. Anyway, in the fourth season, Mork and Mindy had a “baby” played by comedian Jonathan Winters.
While it was a pretty great show, I hate the way it ended. Mork and Mindy ended up lost in time. It is kind of a long story. I really hate it when a show ends on a cliffhanger. That’s why I can’t stand the series finale of “Angel”, which was a spinoff of “Buffy”. I understand that there was an artistic point being made, but it was still terrible for the fans.
Jay Thomas, who you may know from “Cheers”, was a main character on “Mork & Mindy” for a couple of years. Joe Regalbuto, who starred on “Murphy Brown”—and still does because the show was brought back a couple of decades after its initial series finale—played the villain that led to Mork and Mindy getting lost in time.
2. The Willy Wonka Costume
That’s a great costume for a pregnant woman, and it is quite the lovely little family. They obviously put a lot of thought into this whole thing. Even the pet got involved, which is fantastic. There aren’t enough people who work their pets into their Halloween costumes, which is sad.
I hope that cute little kid got a lot of candy.
The “Willy Wonka” movie kind of scared me as a kid. I realize that it was trying to teach me lessons about life and stuff, but it was still very creepy.
Gene Wilder, who played Willy Wonka, was a pretty cool guy. Sadly, he died in 2016. I really liked him in “Blazing Saddles”; he was married to Gilda Radner, who was great on “Saturday Night Live”. Sadly, she passed in 1989 as a result of ovarian cancer.
Wilder stopped acting in the early 2000s. He turned his attention to writing. He wrote his memoirs and several novels, one of which sold pretty well and got decent reviews.
3. The Kool-Aid Costume
There isn’t a better costume for a pregnant woman than the Kool-Aid Man. This is fantastic.
It is also hard to believe that the Kool-Aid man has been around since the 1970s. I always assumed that he was invented in the 1980s, but I was apparently wrong. Actually, the character was first conceived back in the 1950s. I didn’t realize you could even buy Kool-Aid back then. The drink was apparently developed back in the 1920s, which shocks me. You can also get Kool-Aid pretty much everywhere in the world. I did not realize how popular it was; it isn’t exactly good for kids, after all. Children should probably be drinking juice made from actual fruit.
4. The Kangaroo
This is a great way to hide your baby bump while also acknowledging that you are pregnant. What a clever idea!
Furthermore, who doesn’t love kangaroos? Sadly, I have only interacted with one at a zoo, but it was definitely pretty cool. There is a reason the animal is Australia’s symbol.
If you’re in Australia and find yourself interacting with a kangaroo, the good news is that they generally don’t attack humans unless provoked. They are known to be shy creatures, so they won’t bother you.
A lot of people don’t remember the video game named “Kangaroo”, but I do. After I finish writing this, I will probably try to find a way to play it online. The story wasn’t great, nor was the gameplay. Then again, it came out in 1982. What could you really expect? It was a lot like “Donkey Kong” in a way. It was all about a female kangaroo who was trying to save her kid. The kid had been captured by monkeys for whatever reason. Back in the 1980s, people didn’t really care so much about elaborate stories when it came to video games. The game got decent reviews at the time.
Old video games, while not the most advanced, are kind of fun—even 35 or more years after their release. I really liked “Jungle Hunt”, which was extremely difficult; it was released in 1982. I don’t think I ever managed to finish that game, which is sort of embarrassing. I always had trouble with the final level. The girl was about to be lowered into a cauldron, and I couldn’t figure out what to do.
5. The Gut
I am impressed by this costume for a couple of reasons. First of all, at first glance I couldn’t tell this was a pregnant woman. I thought it was just a guy who liked to drink beer. She certainly has the outfit down. She looks like the kind of guy who drinks a lot of beer.
It looks like she has an actual beer in her hand. I am going to assume she is not drinking from it, though. That is a bad idea if you are pregnant. Alcohol definitely is not good for babies. It can, and often does, damage the central nervous system. Brain damage is common. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can also lead to problems with the heart and kidney.
I am relatively sure that was a fake beer – it might be a non-alcoholic one, which is fine.
6. The Dancing Elk Condors
These costumes reference the movie “Juno”, which is a 2007 movie about a teenager that gets pregnant. While it was extremely well received, I only watched it because I am a huge fan of “Arrested Development”. Two of the stars of the show appeared in the movie.
In case you are unaware, Netflix produced another season of “Arrested Development”; the second half of the season should air relatively soon. The first half of season five was pretty good. Netflix also produced season four of the show back in 2013. That was not so good. Arguably, Netflix should have never brought the show back at all. It is often better to let a beloved show just die a quiet death. Not every show needs to be rebooted.
For example, people are making more episodes of “Charmed”, and I have no idea why. The original series wasn’t even that good. They are also rebooting “Buffy”, which is totally unnecessary.
I am, of course, happy that they are making another season of “Veronica Mars”. That is a show that ended far too early; the movie wasn’t too bad, either.
7. The Burglar
That’s a pretty fun way of hiding a baby bump. The young woman looks fantastic, certainly.
I had always wondered why thieves and burglars are frequently portrayed as being dressed in striped shirts. According to my research, it might be because prisoners in Britain were often dressed in striped outfits back in the 1800s.
Nowadays, at least in the United States, prisoners are depicted as wearing orange. That is a pretty intense punishment as far as I’m concerned. I have yet to meet a person who looks good in orange.
8. The Egg
I think that this costume works on a couple of levels. For one, it looks pretty easy to make, and it incorporates the baby bump in a clever fashion.
Furthermore, an egg costume being involved in a costume for a pregnant woman really makes a lot of sense in a funny sort of way. I do not think I need to explain why. If you think I do need to explain, you should probably go back to high school and take a basic biology class.
9. The Crystal Ball
This is another very clever use of a baby bump. She is totally believable as a fortune teller.
There is a “fortune teller” not too far from where I live. Even if I believed she actually had the ability to tell the future, I would never visit her. I really don’t want to know the future, honestly, as I can’t imagine mine will be very good. Furthermore, her “shop” can be found near a liquor store, one of those payday loans places, and the office of a really shady accountant. It isn’t in the best area of town.