Skeleton Costume for Mommy-to-Be
Mommy-to-be skeleton costume

Skeleton Costume for Mommy-to-Be

Make Your Own Skeleton Costume for Mommy-to-Be

When my oldest daughter came to town the week before Halloween, I knew we had to make her a costume! I mean, look at how cute she is!!

So many costume ideas for pregnant bellies were thrown out there! But, when I showed her this adorable SVG cut file from Etsy, we knew it was the one!

The day before she was supposed to fly home, she ran and got some inexpensive sweats from Walmart. Even though she’s due in just a few weeks, she’s wearing little boy-sized sweat bottoms! :-O

Check out Jennifer’s designs on Etsy! This SVG file was only $2.39. I love to support my fellow designers. And, for that price, I could not pass it up!

I was able to upload it into Cricut Design Space easily. I removed the lower two bones because Lexi is so tiny. We wanted the feet to be at the tip of her belly. We wanted the feet to POP, so I added a solid white shadow. We also wanted the heart to stand out, so we sliced the rib cage around it.

She looks beautiful!

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CLICK HERE to purchase Jennifer’s skeleton design!

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  • Black Long Sleeve Shirt or Sweatshirt
  • Black Sweatpants
  • SVG cut file
  • White, Iron On Glitter Vinyl
  • Blue, Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)
  • White, Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)


  • Cricut (or you can cut out your design with scissors)
  • Weeding Tools
  • Cricut Mat
  • Iron


Step 1

The first thing I did was had Lexi put on the sweats to get an idea of how big I wanted the ribs to be.

I cut out the design using my Cricut. Then, Lexi put the sweats back on, and I taped the iron-on where I wanted it to be. She carefully took them back off, and I ironed it down.

Don’t forget to mirror your images!

rib cage skeleton costume

Step 2

I made a shadow block of the feet to make the blue POP off the black background.

I made them out of regular white HTV since I will be stacking the little feet on top of them. (You can’t stack on top of glitter iron-on.)

Step 3

Oh, my goodness! Look at these cute little skeleton feet! 

I ironed them on top of the white shadow. 

I also added the blue heart to the rib cage at the point.

skeleton feet costume

Step 4

I cut out the leg and arm bones and ironed them on.

I used a Teflon sheet when ironing everything on. 

Ironing on skeleton costume

Step 4

Here is an unclose look at one of the bones.

Once you’re done ironing everything on, you’re finished!

arm bone
Lexi in her skeleton costume


This was so quick and easy! I was rushing when I ironed on the leg bones because Superman had just made a fire in our fire pit and I wanted to go out and enjoy it!

So, when Lexi put the sweats on the next day we noticed some of it was peeling. I gave it a good ironing and everything was good.

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