During my second pregnancy six years ago, I needed a Halloween costume to wear to a 12 hour scrapbook crop. I was about six months pregnant so I had two requirements for the costume. The first requirement was that the costume be comfortable. Being pregnant was already uncomfortable most of the time so I didn’t want the costume to be too constricting or heavy. The second requirement was that the costume not make me hot. I live in Florida and in October it can still be in the upper 80s or low 90s. I came up with the baby construction worker. Not only did this costume satisfy my two requirements but it was also super easy to put together!
- white t-shirt
- iron-on transfer sheet
- hard hat
- cartoon image of a baby
- adhesive for paper
- fabric tool belt
- various baby items (diaper cream, baby shampoo, bottle, diapers)
1. Create the “Under Construction” with an arrow pointing down in your favorite computer program. Then print it out onto iron-on transfer paper. In retrospect I think I would have made the letters and the arrow bigger.
2. Iron the design onto a white t-shirt.
3. Print out a baby’s image on paper. Cut it out and then adhere it to the front of a hard hat.
4. Place baby items in a tool belt. I used my husband’s fabric Home Depot tool belt. I thought it would be fun to change “Home Depot” to “Baby Depot.” I created the design and printed it out.
I must admit that I only wore the tool belt for photos. Most of the time I was sitting during the crop so the belt wouldn’t have been visible.
I hope this costume has inspired you to create a fun DIY costume this year.