Merry Christmas Eve! Just in case you’re pregnant and/or want to dress up in ridiculous costumes on Chrsitmas Eve, this is the post for you! Or maybe just pin this post for next years holiday party shenanigans, and enjoy your Christmas Eve! I’ll be taking a few days off from the ol’ blog too, but I probably can’t stay away from Instagram for that long!
The title only includes me and my pregnant snowman costume (and should really read: snowwoman because clearly a snowman can’t be pregnant) but Andy’s costume was well, Andy made, and got a lot of compliments… or uhhh reactions! Hideous Christmas 2015…
Andy is typically a pretty good sport when it comes to wearing whatever ridiculousness I craft up for him (Halloween shenanigans), but we had a little situation at Halloween this year that resulted in me telling Andy I’m not dealing/making/ helping with his costumes anymore. (I’m sure I’ll get over that next Halloween!) Well, and honestly I ended up buying Mr. Grump this $3 4XL t-shirt at the thrift store the day of the party and what do you know, he loved it. It says, “I’ll be happier when the holidays are over”. So, Andy raided the costume boxes and found his tree skirt from last years Christmas costume, a leopard hat from who knows where, my Where’s Waldo socks (which I actually forgot to wear), and paired it with sweatpants and flip flops to be Mr. Bahumbug! Side note: More on that awesome backdrop to come, that was a costume!
And I wasn’t exactly on top of the costume making this year either, I crafted this sucker up an hour before we left. In fact, I glued the twig arms (or legs) on me 10 minutes before we left the house. And I didn’t take any pictures of the crafting process, but it’s easy, y’all. Promise.
Here’s what you need to make a pregnant snowman costume:
- White pregnant t-shirt: I used my old one from Target
- Felt: I used dark grey because that is what I had on hand. You’ll also need a tiny scrap of orange for noses. If you don’t have felt consider just using construction paper or markers and white paper, after all this is a hideous Christmas outfit, it’s really not that big of a deal.
- Scarf: This is essential! I used a cute hand crocheted scarf that even had jingle bells. It was a gift, and I love wearing it at Christmas time!
- Snowman hat: I up-cycled the Where’s Waldo hat I made for my bump at Halloween, but you could add any color felt triangle with a pom pom or even stick a hat on your own head!
- Twigs: Not sticks, ha! Smaller is bette.
- Hot Glue: I used hot glue to glue the twigs to my shirt.
- Fabric Glue: I had it handy, so I used it for the felt pieces, but I can assure you that hot glue would work fine too.
- Scissors: To cut the felt pieces out.
- White skirt: Got mine for $5 at the same thrift store I got Andy’s t-shirt.
After you gather the supplies, it’s all about cutting out the pieces and gluing them on! And y’all, the hot glue twigs are not coming off, they are very secure! Here’s the only full body shot I have of Andy and I, our cute babysitter snapped it before we left! That 30 week girl bump is getting real, y’all!
As you may or may not remember, Hideous Christmas (check out the insta #HideousChristmas for more fun!) is a fun shin dig put on by our friends MIke and Becky. Everyone goes all out, I kind of love it! It’s ugly sweater party on steroids. The most awesome costume from this year was the couples photobooth and photo prop costume elves costume, check this out:
Dennis and Amy are costume geniuses, they won last year too! It’s also fun to note that we have boys that are 2 days apart and are both pregnant with girls that will be less than a month apart! Back to the costume, He basically wore the backdrop as a cape and carried around a little stool so that the backdrop could be seen in pictures. And Amy wore suspenders with all of her props clipped to her and carried her tripod with her phone and an awesome free app called Simplebooth. Simplebooth basically makes your phone a photo booth, and then you can choose what pictures or gif you want to send to yourself via social media, email, or text. Oh and Amy and Dennie both wore cute elf shoes and hats and well it was pretty epic. Here’s Andy and I as an animated gif! Pretty awesome if you ask me!
Another favorite costume from Hideous Christmas 2015 was Becky and Sarah’s A-wreath-a Franklin and Wreath Witherspoon! Genius!
And this was a cute and clever one too, Partridge in a pear tree. And randomly we had 3 at the party this year! #GreatMindsThinkAlike
And this is a great idea for a couple with a husband who is not into dressing up: 5 Golden Rings and a Partridge in a Pear Tree (and a really cute baby!)
Gotta love “emo reindeer” or “weird reindeer”…they kept changing their title, but cute none the less! And their reindeer makeup was awesome!
And that, my friends, was the best of Hideous Chrsitmas 2015! Oh and just in case you’re dying to see more hideous Christmas costumes, check out last years fun here!