• Finished Quilts in 2010

    Click pictures for full details! Julia's Field of Blessings See Mom, I *Can* Make Snowmen in Texas! All Shook Up Pansies & Primroses Vintage Spring Vintage Baby A Bad Copy
  • Finished Quilts in 2009

    Click pictures for full details! Sunshine & Swimming Pools Loving Hands Boy Woogies Carina's Quilt Front Charity Quilt 1 Charity Quilt 2
  • Finished Quilts: Previous Years

    My sister's quilt Elena's Signature Quilt Cosmic Spiral Simona's Flower Garden ...And Everything Nice The Wool Quilt The Original Woogie
  • Finished Craft Projects

    Traveling Car Playmat Brown Bear Matching Cards
  • Finished Girls’ Dresses & Costumes

  • Quilt To Do List

    *Julia's "Baby" Quilt
    *Bethlehem Quilt
    *Kaffe Fassett String Quilt
    *Star Happy Batik Quilt
    *Red & Tan Single Wedding Ring Quilt (blocks made)
    *Batik Charm Square Quilt
    *Lingerie Quilt
    *Purple & Gold Mystery Quilt (just needs quilting!)
    *Eagle paper-pieced Quilt (@ half pieced)
  • Other Craft Project To Do List

    *Alphabet Matching Card Game
    *Apple/Pear Dress for Elena
    *Pillow Case Dress for Julia
    *Knit Dress for Elena (need to do post!)
    *Knit Shorts for Me

Pregnant Skeleton Halloween Costume

It’s October!  That means I can share Halloween costumes finally!

I’ll first share an original of mine, although I must admit I saw the idea many years ago on the grand Internet.  I never could find the example again when I searched for it though.

Pregnant Skeleton costume

(SORRY EVERYBODY — JUST FOUND MY BROKEN PICTURE LINK.  THIS SHOULD WORK NOW!)

OH — and just to clarify, NO I’m not pregnant!  I wore this costume 2 years ago when I was pregnant with Julia.  Now I wish I had gotten Elena into a skeleton costume too — would have been so much cuter!  But she was still a great spider!  (costume from Pottery Barn Kids).

If you’re pregnant and want to do this yourself, it is pretty darn easy.

Buy some white fabric, some Heat ‘n Bond Ultra Hold (no sew!), and a long-sleeved black maternity shirt.

I put the Heat ‘n Bond on the white fabric, drew out the skeleton on the Heat ‘n Bond (I looked at some drawn skeletons to figure mine out), cut it all out and ironed it onto my shirt.  NO SEWING.  It is a bit fiddly with the little pieces, so isn’t necessarily fast, but pretty easy.

It lasted well throughout the Halloween season.  I made some for others last year and never heard any complaints, so I assume theirs held well too.

As an aside, I originally tried doing it just with contact paper.  That was a HUGE failure.  It all peeled off as soon as I tried the costume on.

Halloween 2007

Have fun with it if you do it!  It is probably my favorite costume that *I* have ever worn!

P.S.:  I just *love* Elena’s hair in pigtails, and miss it so!  Just not quite possible now with her curly long hair, and Julia has a tendency to eat little things, so I’ve never really been able to do the pigtail thing with her.

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5 Responses

  1. I remember that. I thought it was the cutest thing. Jealous I never got to steal the idea 🙂

    • Thanks! I’ve mailed it off to my sister this year so she can enjoy it — too fun of a costume not to share. Sorry you never got to do a pregnant costume!

      By the way, thanks for linking to me! It would seem more than just you comes and comments from your webpage. Maybe one day I’ll add links (including yours), but I seem to have a ton of stuff on my sidebars as it is.

  2. I was looking for costume ideas but the fun ones required a big tommy. I am just 5 weeks pregnant and thought I was not going to find a cute costume but I found your and I love it!!!
    I’ll work on it tomorrow for our Halloween party. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

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