Pregnancy comes with a lot of little problems: the clothes that don’t fit, the odd food that you crave odder hours and frequent bathroom breaks are just the tip of the belly bump. As any mom will tell you, bringing new life into the world is amazing and terrible all at the same time.
Especially when it comes to holidays. With Halloween coming up, pregnancy can get in the way of finding the perfect costume. But for these ladies, it was an opportunity to get creative. Some got a bit more, um, creative than others. Take a look!
Halloween is right around the corner — and if you’re one of those people who gets physically ill when you see someone wearing the same shirt as you, you’ll want to make sure you’re not wasting your time on an uncreative costume.
There’s no shortage of lists available for people who want to find the most popular costumes for 2014, but if you want to truly set yourself apart this year, you’ll need to think outside the box/tightly-sealed plastic bag containing an outfit made of odd-smelling rubber.
These costumes might not be the most conventional outfits out there, but if you want to be truly original this Halloween, you really can’t go wrong with any of them.
An incredibly minor character from “Frozen”
This marks the first Halloween since the release of “Frozen,” which means that half of the people hitting the streets will be either dressed as Elsa, that other princess, or the snowman whose name I’m sure I’d remember if I even had gotten around to seeing the movie.
You probably aren’t going to find many people dressed as the Irish Dignitary who barely appears on screen and whom you probably forgot about entirely until seeing his picture. It’s the best way to be original when you don’t want to stray too far from the rest of the pack.
Jaden Smith at Kim and Kanye’s Wedding
Batman costumes never actually make you look as cool as you want them to, but that hasn’t stopped at least one Caped Crusader from showing up at every Halloween party in the past couple of decades.
This year, I suggest you set yourself apart by dressing up in the white Batman outfit Jaden Smith wore to Kim and Kanye’s wedding. Bonus points for figuring out a way to throw some extra emphasis on the first letter of every word you say.
Chris Pratt was the Jennifer Lawrence of 2014, and you’re sure to see your fair share of Star-Lords and Andy Dwyers at parties this year. However, if you really want to set yourself apart, I’d suggest simply going as Chris Pratt.
All you have to do is throw on a pair of jeans and a generic t-shirt while approaching everything you do with extreme enthusiasm. The best part is you can also tell people you’re Seth Rogen, Jason Segal or Mark Ruffalo if you get bored at any point.
You probably remember the infamous video of Solange Knowles going after Jay Z in an elevator after the Met Gala — a video that reminded the world that Solange Knowles still exists.
Nobody really knows what Solange looks like, so all you really have to do to successfully pull this off is find the couple that decided to go as Jay Z and Beyoncé and do everything you can to ruin their night in under 30 seconds.
If you can get your hands on a giant cardboard box, you can also go as The Elevator.
First: Pick a mildly entertaining talent, impression or one-liner that you can consistently complete in less than six seconds.
Once you show up to the party, start doing whatever talent you picked and keep doing it until all the people at the party lose interest and asks themselves why they cared so much in the first place.
A YouTube Prankster
At one point in time, you might have had to put in some effort to pull off this costume, but nowadays all you really have to do is provoke as many people as possible and yell, “It’s a prank!” when they decide to stand up for themselves.
If you want to take it to the next level, film yourself doing this and then actually post it to YouTube. There’s a pretty good chance you’ll go viral.
A “Game of Thrones” fan
There are plenty of characters to pick from if you want to spend this Halloween dressed as someone from “Game of Thrones.” However, if you want to avoid the drawn-out duel that will inevitably occur when you run into a second person with the same costume, you need to think outside the box.
My suggestion? Skip the characters and go as a fan of “Game of Thrones.” All you need to do is pin a “Winter Is Coming” button to your “Keep Calm, and Khaleesi” graphic tee, and you’re well on your way to the perfect costume.
Make sure you refer to the series as “A Song of Ice and Fire” and stress that you enjoy the books more than the show. If you’re going to do it, you want to do it right.
Someone Who Hated The Ice Bucket Challenge
The Ice Bucket Challenge took over the Internet for a few weeks back in August. If you’re going to a Halloween party this year, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to find someone dressed up as the Challenge — just so everyone else knows that they’re aware of social trends.
Of course, you can’t mention the Ice Bucket Challenge without talking about the people who went out of their way to let everyone know how stupid they thought it was. It might have raised millions of dollars for ALS research, but that didn’t stop people from complaining.
If you really want to capture the spirit, throw on a five-panel hat and an ill-fitting Hawaiian t-shirt before tracking down the guy with the Ice Bucket Challenge costume and berate him for begging for attention.
I can’t think of anything that better sums up the spirit of 2014.
Halloween is tonight, and if you haven’t picked out your costume, you’re basically screwed.
Based on my experience trying to track down a Frank Serpico costume late last night, you’re going to wait a minimum of 30 minutes to get into any store that sells anything remotely related to costumes, meaning that you’re probably going to have to think outside of the box a bit if you don’t want to be a Halloween Grinch (but not an actual Halloween Grinch. That costume is far too involved).
However, if you can manage to track down a black Sharpie some time during the day, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll be able to get enough material together to make a costume that says “I didn’t really feel like dressing up, but at least I tried.”
Some of these are a bit more involved than others, but you should be able to find something if you’re desperate.
A 404 Error
This is probably the most “that guy” costume you can wear, but it’s better than going as nothing.
Hopefully, people will be so impressed with your optimism they don’t realize you barely put any effort in.
Either the band or the vegetable. It’s really your call.
Booze Light Beer
If for some reason you don’t have a spare Buzz Lightyear costume in your house, this probably won’t be practical, but if you do, there’s really nothing else you’re allowed to be.
You can tell people you’re actually going as Jim from “The Office,” but everybody knows the truth.
The state of Wyoming
I made this three minutes using Photoshop, but I doubt it’s that hard to do in real life.
The state of Colorado
You might be thinking “Isn’t the the same picture?” and the answer is “Yes.” It still counts as its own costume. The accessory is optional.
You technically need a tuxedo if you want to be super accurate, but as long as you have a paper bag on your head and some fairly presentable clothing, people should get what you’re going for. If you want to have a “2014 costume” without any real work, this is easily your best bet.
A nudist on strike
You’re not to going win Best Costume with this because it’s barely a costume at all. But it’s something, and that’s really all that matters.
The Gingerbread Man
This made an appearance on the list of pun-related costumes from a couple of days ago, but it’s one of my favorite pictures on the Internet and I’m not going to let an opportunity to use it go to waste.
You need red hair and a bunch of bread to make it work, so while it’s probably the most involved costume on the list, I think it’s worth the extra effort.
Josh Sundquist was diagnosed with cancer when he was nine years old, and was told he had a 50% chance of surviving. He lost his left leg, despite chemotherapy, but by thirteen he was cancer-free, and by sixteen, he was ski-racing. Now, Sundquist is a motivational speaker that’s become famous on social media for his clever, amputation-incorporating Halloween costumes.
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“I’ve always dealt with the social discomfort of my disability by having a sense of humor,” Sundquist explains. “But now I’m more comfortable with who I am and what I look like, and I guess with these Halloween costumes you could even say that I celebrate what makes me different. Which may be either weird or refreshing, depending on your perspective.” He explains the inspiration for his costumes below:
2010: “From Shrek. Not the gumdrop buttons!”
2012: “My wife Ashley suggested this idea, a reference to the movie ‘A Christmas Story’”
2013: “I was just at the zoo one time and I noticed that flamingos look like me doing a crutch handstand. So yeah”
2014: “A YouTube subscriber suggested it to me at VidCon. I thought it was appropriate since last year I was also named to the US Amputee World Cup Team”
2015: “It’s a classic amputee joke. This year I decided to anthropomorphize it”
“If my career as a motivational speaker doesn’t work out, I could probably get a job at IHOP”
2016: “Want to see my newest Halloween costume? Be our guest”
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