Do you want to capture the magic and joy of becoming a mom? Halloween is one of the most magical times of the year. So this year, why not combine both into a fantastic, ever-lasting keepsake for you and your baby? Here are some of the best ideas for a fun, spooky pregnancy Halloween photoshoot.
1. Decorated pumpkin bump
Go to the pumpkin patch and pick out a few pumpkins with your partner, then start carving your baby’s name into one of them. Remember to take pictures throughout the process to see how much the pumpkin grows as your belly grows. Another idea is to spray paint your belly a fun color like gold or silver. Add glow-in-the-dark stickers on top for nighttime shots. This will be a fun memory to look back on.
2. Horror movie poster
Have your partner dress up like the villain from your favorite scary movie and put you in a horror movie set. It could be the woods, a graveyard, or even their own office. Make sure to dress up in something fun and terrifying for yourself. Besides, you could also write your unborn baby’s name on a piece of paper and pin it to your belly to make it more personal.
3. Dress like the witch woman
Dress in all black and get a black veil to wear on your head. Then use face paint to show off your belly as if it has been cursed. This can be a great way to show off your pregnancy with a fun flair. You could even make it more interesting by using stars and other symbols for Halloween to make you look like the real deal.
4. Handmade signs
Take a couple of blank pieces of paper and write your baby’s name. Then pin them to your belly with safety pins. You can also use old textbooks and math books cut up into the shapes of ghosts, pumpkins, and other Halloween things. You can then use different colors to draw all over it, giving it a cool effect. It is a great way to show how much you love the holidays and getting excited about having a baby.
5. Pregnant mermaid
This one is always fun to do. Get a fabulous, fitted mermaid dress in a pastel color like light blue or mint green. Then get some fun undersea-themed decorations like starfish and other ocean decorations to put around you while you pose. You can even get some fake seaweed and make it look like it’s coming from your belly button. The costume must be simple and easy to use with your ideas.
6. The living dead
This is a charming and creative idea. Use some latex or silicone to mold two large fake baby bump shapes out of dough, and then get yourself a tight-fitting t-shirt. Then use a scary costume face paint to make your belly look decaying. You can also use some fake blood for the makeup to finish the look-off. This idea is great for the upcoming Halloween season, but it’s also a great idea year-round because it will get you in the spirit of things.
7. The mummy
You can use a white sheet as a prop to make it look like you’re wrapping yourself in a mummy costume, or you could use almost any type of fabric you want to wrap yourself up in to look like a mummy. You can also get fun makeup or face paint and put it on your belly to finish the look perfectly. You can also get some fake baby skeleton props to hold in your hands to make it look like you have a baby inside you.
All you will need to do is get a big, scaring-looking costume and put your belly’s measurements on it to make it look like it was made to be a monster baby. You can use any fabric for the costume, but you can also use some fun colors and patterns. This type of pregnancy photoshoot is simple and easy to do, so there is no reason why you couldn’t do it this year.
9. Ghost baby
You will need some white sheets to dress up in and some ghostly dust to watch off your belly. You can also get some fake blood or food coloring to make it look like you had a miscarriage but somehow came back from the dead. This costume is fun because it’s easy and quick to do, but it also looks impressive in photos. It’s perfect for all occasions where you want something fast, simple, and spooky.
10. Baby bones
You can use some old throw pillows to make it look like your belly is filled with bones. You can also take some fake bones and put them in your hands as if holding your baby. It doesn’t matter what fabric you use for this costume because it’s meant to be simple and not that complicated.
11. Pumpkin patch
All you need for this costume is various sizes of pumpkins to put around you while you pose. You can also use some fake vines and leaves to make it look more natural. You will need a camera with a tripod to have your partner or anyone else take the shots for you. The pumpkins are meant to cover up your belly and show how much time has passed since your pregnancy started. You can also sit on the largest pumpkin to see how big you got throughout your pregnancy.
There are tons of costumes that you can use for your pregnancy photoshoot. You can do a lot of the ideas with or without props. You can get creative and make up your designs using different fabrics and materials. Just remember to have fun on this day because it will be a great memory to look back on in the future when you are holding your child in your arms. This day is meant to be a celebration and excitement, so go ahead and enjoy it. I recommend using these ideas to make your next pregnancy photoshoot unique.