Five Things Friday - Christmas Costume Edition

Hey Blogstalkers.

So you remember Last Christmas when Ryan and I and our dutiful/delightful friends dressed up and pranced around downtown Chicago?  Yeah so that was like the best day ever.  And something that I have decided is pretty much going to be a standing holiday tradition in our home.

(We have not yet set the date for this year but it'll probably be as early in December as we can manage as I will very literally be nine months pregnant this time around.  I invite all of you to join us.  I can not speak highly enough of the experience.)

But anyway, you're probably wondering why I'm bringing this up so very early.  The thing is, as I discovered last year, costumes of all varieties can become difficult to find/order starting in October.  Which is why OJ's gingerbread man costume was a bit squeezy and why my Mrs. Claus costume ended up being one that proffered an alarming amount of d√©colletage.  Usually I am more more circumspect.

And being this year that I will be much more circular, I figured I'd better get the ordering of costumes done bright and early.

Because, yeah, I happened to try on the Mrs. Claus outfit yesterday (not just because I wanted to wear it to bake cookies....) and it already just barely fit over my burgeoning belly.  I would just get myself a different lady Claus costume and call it a day but the Mr & Mrs costumes are a set so I figured I'd just let someone else don the dress and let myself slip on something a little more comfortable.  I have already decided I will definitely not be an elf because elves are the assistants to Santa and if I'm escaping being Ryan's wife for one day I am certainly not doing it for that sort of demotion.

Here are the options remaining:

From HERE.
Pros: 
It appears I would not have to wear normal shoes.  And after going shoe shopping recently, I figure if I am already a size "whatever the widest size you stock is" now then chances are I'll be a "just bring me the shoebox" by Christmas.

I would not have to do my hair.  And if someone saw it by accident and it looked rather bushy.  Well then that would be nothing but fitting.

If I stand very still there is always a chance people might mistake me for a real Christmas tree and place presents at my feet.  And I've always wanted to be adored in that manner.  Maybe they'd even sing me a song.

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree
What happiness befalls me,
When oft at joyous Christmas-time,
Your form inspires my song and rhyme.

Cons:
Tree-huggers.
Forest Fires.

From HERE.
Pros:
If I get peckish I could eat my own nose.

My hat would be magic.

I would have a pretty good chance of winning the "Build A Snowman" contest put on by our Homeowners' Association this year.  I would just have to don the costume and go stand in the yard for a while.  And the judges would be like, "Sorry Mr & Mrs Smith, we know you have won this contest for eight years running, but the Gallaghers' contribution this year is just so...realistic."  And then they would pin the first prize ribbon on me and I *might* squeak a little because of the needle and the Smiths would be like, "That is not even a real snowman! That is a person!" And then I would run here and there all around the square saying "Catch me if you can you dirty Smiths!"  And the children would be entranced because that is basically the story of Frosty.

Cons:
I fell like a proper snowman costume would include a broom that I would have to carry around all day. And so I'd have to buy a broom and then Ryan would be all, "As long as you have that broom, how about sweeping something?"  (Although of course I would be like, "Hahahahahaha you can tell me to sweep all you like but I am a snowperson and we have little to no respect for authority figures.  Like the traffic cop for example.  I only paused a moment when I heard him holler STOP!" And that would solve that problem.)

From HERE.



Pros:
I'm basically already covered in a fine layer of fur, might as well go with it.

I'm basically already lumbering around like a bear, might as well go with it.

There's a lot of room for shenanigans in this costume.  Off the top of my head it would be awesome to go to the Ice Rink in Millennium Park and crawl around on the ice swiping at people or hide behind trees and jump out with a roar.

If Ryan was being peevish I could be all, "Quit your griping or I will eat you." and he would know I meant it both as a polar bear and as a pregnant woman.

Cons:
I always promised myself that if I dressed up like a polar bear it would be to go to a sushi restaurant.

Found HERE.

Pros:
Pregnancy really works with this costume.  

I could get a goat.  Some of you would probably put this in the CONS column but there are a lot of stairs in my house and goats are notoriously good at climbing and I could train my goat to fetch me things.  Also goats have peripheral vision of like 340 degrees and I could also train my goat to always be keeping on eye on Ryan for me.  

For my baby shower, I could register for gold and perfumes and no one could argue because that is what the bible says is an appropriate baby gift.  And then when I got said gold and perfumes I could just have them for me because babies do not need that shit.

Cons:
This costume obviously has a very religious bent.  And it could end up being offensive to some people and that is not at all what this day is about.

If I go into labor early people might just be like "Gather around kids! She's going to reenact the birth of Jesus!" And that is not part of my birth plan.

Found HERE.
Pros:
This costume looks like it would hide the bump really well.

If I got tired I could take naps under random trees and look darling instead of deranged.

I could possibly convince Ryan to either carry me around in a sack over his shoulder or tow me about in a sleigh.

Cons:
People might try to unwrap me looking for puppies or an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred Shot Range Model Air Rifle.  And then all they'd find instead were stretch marks and hidden Ding Dongs (the snack cake) and it would serve them right.

UPDATE: Since a number of people have brought up some very good reasons for not wanting to wear a full-on headed costume I have found alternatives for the Snowman and the Polar Bear.

From HERE.
From HERE.


So help me out here.  Which do you vote for?  Or do you have another suggestion altogether?  Anyone want to come along on our Winter Wonderland Adventure this year?

106 comments:

  1. Tree-huggers are a bad thing? You don't like hugs?

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    1. I don't necessarily shy away from hugs. They just make me nervous. It's an anxiety thing. In theory hugs are delightful.

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    2. Yep. Just me being a weirdo and nothing more.

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  2. I vote present. I think having to wear an extra head would be very annoying, otherwise I would have voted Polar Bear.

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    1. Good point. I do like the anonymity that the head would provide but I do remember hating masks on Halloween as a child.

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    2. Maybe you could find a bear with a hood instead of a mask?

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    3. Done! Totally just found one on Amazon.

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    4. I am SO in this year. Let me know when you do it. SO. So. So. in.

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    5. Sure! You'll just have to let me know whenever you decide a costume so no one doubles up!

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  3. Go for the bear! The bigger your belly gets the more loveable bear you'll make!
    And if you growl at random tummy touchers they will assume you are staying in character!

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    1. Oh! That's so true! I'll add that to my mental PRO list.

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  4. A big vote yes for the gift box! As a second choice i vote for the tree. (love the "shoes".) I fear the costumes with heads would maybe make you too hot? Now I really wish I could be in Chicago to witness this in person!

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    1. That is a worry with the heads. I'll have to ask OJ how he felt in the Gingy costume last year (which if I'm not wrong, I believe he is reprising this year....)

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  5. I love the Christmas tree!! I feel like once you decide there's a chance people could adorn you with gifts, the decision has been made. Also, those present-shoes win the day.

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    1. Very good point. I should just be a Christmas Tree every day of the year.

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  6. I vote for Christmas tree although shuffling around in those presents might get tedious after a while. Pregnant snowman might be gender confusing for children. The present looks like it would be easy but possibly hard to accessorize?

    I totally wish I was going to be in Chicago at Christmas. I totally have your Christmas card at my desk and people ask about it all the time.

    I will be in Chicago next May - any shenanigans planned for May?

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    1. I thought the same thing about the snowman costume. I tried to find one that would hide the stomach a little better but to no avail. I'll mark down your vote!

      And nothing for May as of yet, we'll see how shenanigan-y I manage to be with a very small baby!

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  7. My vote is either the present or the Christmas tree because they seem like the least likely to make you overheat on the very very pregnant state you will be in.

    However, if you go the Virgin Mary route I say way stop at a goat? You could ride around on a donkey all day and then your feet wouldn't hurt!!

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    1. I HAVE always wanted to ride around Chicago on a donkey. It's on my bucket list.

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    2. Well then I think this solves all your problems!!

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    3. Every single one of them!

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  8. I'd love to come, and bring my own two elves for you, but I can't quite stretch to the international flight? Plus, I'm not sure I could get a working visa for the day with Santa's Elf as my profession, and delivering good cheer as my reason for visiting. And that therefore precludes work from paying. Hey ho. Personally, I vote for Mary, because when else will you get a chance to play the role so authentically? If not, then it has to be a bear. Because as my brother (who is a renowned BBC journalist, and therefore TRUSTWORTHY) would say, "Who doesn't love a bear?".

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    1. I think I just read one of your FB statuses about your brother? About "How can you not like salmon, it is the food of bears!" or something? Totally cracked me up.

      And I completely understand not being able to attend the festivities. Though I'm heartbroken about it.

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    2. That's the one. He was completely serious about the bear connection being a good reason to start liking smoked salmon. The facebook post was truncated, he pontificated for about a minute on the virtue of bears. And then told me his 2 year old is obsessed with them and he couldn't work out why. Who is obsessed with bears, again? Mind you, he's had to do a lot of news reports on pandas, so perhaps it's affected him somehow. evidence attached: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-23625465

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    3. I must know. Has that panda had a baby?

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    4. Not yet, but I'll keep you posted with panda updates. Well, my brother will, but I'll relay the panda chat!

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  9. I like the snowman or the bear, I think the tree would get annoying after a while. Honestly, I'd try and modify Mrs. Claus. I think a preggers Mrs. claus is perfect.

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    1. I seriously thought about that but I don't think the costume is well enough made to start getting it altered. It's basically cheap crushed velvet.

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  10. I vote for the present. Every I've known while they were pregnant were always hot for the last couple months of their pregnancy. And you could make present boxes for shoes that go over your slippers so you still wouldn't have to wear real shoes.

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    1. Plus I could just wear stretchy pants and not real pants. I'm really starting to hate real pants.

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  11. You could always be Santa...and when the baby kicks just tell the kids you had too many cookies and that they should really watch their high fructose corn syrup intake so they don't get the diabetus. You'll be like the Wilford Brimley of Santa Clauses.

    And as an added bonus, that leaves Ryan with no choice but to be Mrs. Claus.

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    1. I shall suggest this to my husband forthwith. I have a feeling he will not be on board but then what else is new.

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  12. Anonymous9/06/2013

    I vote the Christmas Tree or the Mary. Tree because it is awesome. Mary because she is so fitting.
    You will probably be sooo hot in the 'head' costumes....

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    1. Yeah I'm currently searching for snowman/bear costumes without the full head. It does get REALLY cold here in December though from time to time, so I might welcome a big old hot head.

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  13. I vote for the Christmas tree. I'm so excited for this!!

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  14. Anonymous9/06/2013

    As a fan of shenanigans, I vote for the bear. But definitely try to find a costume with more of a hood or something than a head.
    Katie K.

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    1. Already done! I'll probably post a picture update soon.

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  15. I vote bear only because every time I wear fuzzy pajamas or something fleece lined, I hug myself and say, "This must be what being a bear feels like." So with that costume I could live vicariously through your actually having been a bear. Plus, it looks like the coziest costume. If the head gets too hot you can always resort to face paint and some bear ears on a headband.

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    1. I've just found a bear costume with a hood! So it totally solves all of my problems.

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  16. I vote Christmas tree.

    RYAN could still be Santa, he'd just need a bag with presents as a prop. As if he was getting ready to deposit the presents at your feet. Then you could ACTUALLY make him do that once you got home and sing the song. BOOM! Pro accomplished!

    It has more pizazz than the others.

    And the present shoes probably just cover real shoes.

    Wear brown leggings.

    I am really excited to see pics of this year's escapades.

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    1. I do like pizazz......

      Plus I totally know how to play that song on the piano being as I did it for a concert in fifth grade once. So I could even accompany him musically.

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  17. I like the present. Because, let's face it, you do have your own little present in there. I'm thinking the things over your head will be too hot and restricting. You need to be able to move your head around and see without restriction so as not to trip over anything.

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    1. I'm about to update the post with new costume pictures of a bear/snowman without the big old head. It's a pretty popular opinion that it would be the worst to wear all day.

      I do like the present though. I have a pair of awesome earrings that are big bows that are never suitable to wear and I think the present costume would solve that problem.

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  18. It'll be hard to see with the bear head, possibly the snowman too. The present is very bump-hiding, but I totally love the bear idea. As a bonus- if the bear was not the polar variety (as in get a yellow-ish bear costume!!!) you could dress baby up as a honeypot next year (you could be pooh, baby is the honeypot... Ryan... Piglet or Rabbit?) see- re usability! Not frivolous at all!

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    1. Pfft. Ryan would totally be Eeyore. He's always so glum and all "Where's my tail?...."

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  19. I am definitely voting for the Christmas tree. It made me giggle the most...plus, any opportunity to possibly get presents placed at your feet is one that can't be missed.

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    1. I think you're probably correct.

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  20. Anonymous9/06/2013

    Might want to check what the process of getting in/out of some of these is like. Nine months pregnant means you go to the bathroom fairly oftenish.

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    1. Excellent point!

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    2. Oh yes...excellent point. I'm already in the bathroom like every 45 minutes. And I can't imagine it's going to get any better...

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  21. Um, where are you finding said Ding Dongs (the snack cakes)? Because I have seen Twinkies and Ho Ho's and chocolate cupcakes now that Hostess is back in business but I have yet to see my beloved Ding Dongs or Orange cupcakes...Do I need to make a drive to Chicago to locate these?

    I don't do costumes so I've got nothing to contribute or suggest. All I can think it that they all seem rather hot and stuffy. I still have my card from last year - you make such a lovely Mrs. Clause!!

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    1. I might have jumped the gun on the Ding Dongs thing. I don't know that I've actually looked for them yet, just thought about eating them the last couple of days.

      And last year yep, the costumes were HOT. But I'm hoping that will be solved by a day that is not still 40-something degrees. It'll be the one day of the year I'm hoping for low twenties and an icy biting wind.

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  22. I would go with the tree. No shoes, no pants, no having to do your hair. Could even get away with no makeup, cause everyone knows that trees don't wear makeup. Wins all around.

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    1. Plus I could carry around a small sack of pinecones to throw at Ryan when he wasn't being cheerful enough.

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  23. OMG GO WITH THE GOAT!!!!!!!!!! Mary is the clear winner. Because... a goat! 'nuf said.

    My second choice would be the wrapped present, that goes nicely with Ryan's Santa. But all of them are adorbs and you will look fantastic no matter what you choose. Can't wait to see the pics!

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    1. Oh good, someone else understands the goat thing! Goats!!!

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  24. I vote for the bear one! It will keep you warm and might be the easiest to alter for comfort/warmth.

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    1. I sort of wish I had the costume now so I could take a nap in it. It does seem quite warm and comfy.

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  25. I think the Mary costume would be HILARIOUS, especially if you DID go into labor! Then you could prove your level of commitment to the holiday! That's a PRO, man, not a con!!!!!!! LOVE IT.

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    1. Haha. I sort of love the Mary costume. I always wanted to be Mary in our church Nativity play growing up but was never old enough.

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  26. I really like the tree-I freaking love the present feet, hysterical!!!!! I feel like the snowman and polar bear have a huge risk of getting dirty quickly. Like if it snows and it is wet=dirty snowman/polar bear.

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    1. You're totally right about the getting dirty thing...it's not like big city is the cleanest place to romp around.

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  27. I vote for the Christmas Tree. That way, people still get to see your pretty face, and it just seems like more of the total package than the present costume (pun intended).

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    1. Awww you called me pretty and now I love you. Not that I didn't before. Just more now. A lot more.

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  28. Snowman! (Though I think the guy in the alternate costume is creepy, I assume you can make it work.) Runner up - present.

    Of course, my first though before going through all the options was that you just be Santa, as you'll have the belly for it, and make Ryan (and I guess someone else if the costume is too small for him) be Mrs. I think cross-dressing could add an interesting flair to the event.

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    1. Oh yeah that dude is totally creepy. I promise I would not make that face ever and that I would wear long sleeves because I'm probably not quite as interested as he is in showing off my biceps, or lack thereof.

      Haha my first thought after trying on the costume yesterday was to let OJ be Mrs. Claus instead of me and to take over the Gingerbread man costume. Great minds think alike about cross-dressing I suppose.

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  29. Polar bear! Please be a pregnant polar bear.

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    1. I will admit to you that now that I've found a hooded costume I am leaning in that direction. It all just seems so fuzzy and warm.

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  30. Also - I should be 7 months at Halloween and my game plan is snowman. I'm not going to let a baby bump interfere with my costuming! Do you have a Halloween plan already? Did you discuss this and I missed it, bc if so -- baby brain, that's why.

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    1. I was totally just reading your blog and it looks like we are almost the same amount pregnant! I'll SO need to see a picture of your Halloween costume. And no idea for that yet for me. Ryan HATES Halloween with a passion so I try not to shove that holiday down his throat. Since he's so very reasonable about Christmas for me.

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  31. Megan M.9/06/2013

    I vote either the present or Mary. They seem like the least annoying to have to wear when your womb is at full capacity. I played Mary in a church play and I had to wear a fanny pack to look pregnant. Being ACTUAL pregnant in a Mary costume seems like way more fun.

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    1. I really have always wanted to play Mary. But my church was all, "Lauren for the last year, it is not appropriate for a child under the age of ten to play a pregnant woman."

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  32. I will make you this roast turkey costume http://www.marthastewart.com/266351/roast-turkey-costume. Okay, I'll find someone to make it for you. But roast turkey!

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    1. I will totally take it. What a darling roast baby.

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  33. Anonymous9/06/2013

    What about a candy cane or reindeer? Or an angel?

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    1. I couldn't find a candy cane costume that I didn't think would look ridiculous for a largely pregnant person and the angel thing felt weird for me because of the pregnant thing again. I mean, there's not really any rule saying angels can't be pregnant but...I don't know.

      I LOVE the idea of a reindeer. But then would Ryan be in charge of me? And what would my name be? I'd have a hard time choosing between Donner and Blitzen because those two mean Thunder and Lightning in German and that is awesome.

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  34. The bear would be adorable!!! Also warm and cozy.

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    1. I'm leaning toward the bear for sure...deciding if it's festive enough.

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  35. Christmas tree for your razzle-dazzle or the updated polar bear for comfort. I agree with the commenter on checking out how you'll get in and out for constant peeing - another thing you never knew you never knew about pregnancy. If you end up being Mary, be sure you put Vaseline on your eyelashes like in the Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Kidding. That would be awful.

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    1. I remember reading that part of that book! I was so confused as to why it would make a difference! But I wanted it done to me more than anything at the time.

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  36. So obvious. Ryan is Mrs. Claus and you are Santa.

    Or you could check out Mrs. Claus from The Santa Clause 2 and dress like her - she was knocked up in that movie. But seriously though. Switch costumes. So much better.

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    1. Oh yes Jon Hamm's girlfriend played that role if I remember correctly. Jennifer something or other. She did have some pretty cute dresses....if only I could sew.

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  37. 1. I like the tree best. You could hold your arms out and ask people how lovely your branches are.

    2. My four-year-old came in while I was reading your post and saw the pictures. "Mommy, it is NOT Christmas time. Why are there Christmas pictures on your computer?" "Because the person who put the pictures up there is thinking about Christmas time." "Well, you need to tell that person that Christmas is a long, long, long, long, long, long, LONG time away." So, consider yourself told. ;)

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    1. Ha! I promise to stop thinking about Christmas immediately!

      After this one small musical interlude.

      Christmas! Christmas! I love you! I love you! It's only 110 days away!

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    2. She may have told ME to stop thinking about Christmas a time or two already. I think it's in retaliation for my telling her I'm not ready to make her Halloween costume yet. (And in that last sentence, "make" probably means "buy.")

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  38. Don't go as the Christmas present because of the whole Red Ryder BB gun issue. Why? Because, "You'll shoot your eye out!"

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  39. Don't go as the Christmas present because of the whole Red Ryder BB gun issue. Why? Because, "You'll shoot your eye out!"

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  40. please do the Virgin Mary costume. For goodness sake THINK of the reactions you'll get as a pregnant Mary in December!

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  41. I'd say go with anything that involves goats because they are so freaking adorable, but if a real goat isn't a viable thing, then I'd say go with the Christmas tree. I'm really liking it.

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  42. I love the Christmas tree, but worry about you tripping over the present-shoes. My second choice is the present. Mary would be hilarious, but as you said, maybe offensive. So, really I can't make up my mind. Glad to help!

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  43. I like Mary or the present. "Today is a gift, that's why they call it (you) the present." Plus, Mary is lovely, I like goats and myrrh. Ans Jesus. Obv.

    Heidi- Girl to Mom.com

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  44. I so want to come with you!!!! That would be AWESOME!!! I totally love the Mary costume!!! Then again, I'm slightly offensive by nature. :P

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  45. Anonymous9/07/2013

    In order of awesomeness:
    1. Christmas Tree: that picture made me giggle, and I can picture you in that outfit looking completely adorable (as usual)
    2. Polar Bear: because you seem most excited about it, which means you'll probably have the most fun. Docking points, however, because it will be filthy by the end of the day and probably not the easiest to get in and out of for bathroom breaks
    3. Mary: negative points for the obvious religious element, positive points for the inclusion of wildlife. Particularly if you can work in a donkey, because they are insanely cute and could save your feet from all that trudging through the snow. Except that I'm not sure whether it's advisable to ride a donkey at 9 months pregnant, and also the "nice ass!" comments would quickly become annoying, I imagine.

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  46. Anonymous9/07/2013

    I vote for anything that gives you a little air flow (like the present or the tree). Being 9 months pregnant you are going to have your own internal oven. The last thing you are going to want to do is be covered in fur, at least more than you have now ;)!!

    And having the chance to be pulled around in a sled at that point is going to be an added bonus!!

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  47. Beth S9/07/2013

    I vote for the Mary costume, as when I was largely pregnant I needed to pee a lot, and this looks like the easiest outfit to pee in.

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  48. I vote for the first snowman costume, just skip the head! I like the body part better than the second one is all.

    So my friend does this cute thing with her kids (one born right at Halloween, one born right at the new year) where she bought a big shirt when they were born and has them wear it each year for pictures. But when she's about-to-pop pregnant, she paints her belly with the theme (Pumpkin or Snowman). http://schoonovers.blogspot.com/2010/12/let-it-snow.html

    And the snowman costume reminded me of that. Probably why I like it best!

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  49. Either the tree or the gift. Definitely.

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  50. Anonymous9/09/2013

    I hope you don't mind if I steal the Mary costume idea...my husband wants us to go as hillbillies for Halloween since I will be 7 months pregnant then (and he can suggest that because he's actually a hillbilly), but I think Mary and Joseph would be even more fun! I'll probably burst into flames as soon as I put the costume on, but I will have had a mental chuckle every time I thought of it!

    As for you...totally the tree! Wrap yourself in some lights attached to a batter pack and you will be the blingiest Tannenbaum evah!!!

    Sara Kay

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  51. Anonymous9/09/2013

    Sorry...batter = battery

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  52. Anonymous9/10/2013

    Such a tough choice! I think either the polar bear or snowman costume would be the most comfortable and also the most adorable. Also, next year, for the wee one: http://www.amazon.com/Incharacter-Reindeer-Rascal-Costume/dp/B008727OPM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378849649&sr=8-1&keywords=reindeer+costume.

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  53. Anonymous9/11/2013

    Hmm. How about a Plum Pudding? Just about the right shape, face uncovered, hands free, probably easy to move aside for those pesky bathroom breaks. PLUS plenty of room for the Ding Dongs!
    http://makinbacon.hubpages.com/hub/christmasplumpuddingcostumesdresses

    Monique in TX

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  54. Oh, Lambchop... At 9 months, you need a costume that you can get out of *immediately* when you decide it's potty-break time. Got anything with a skirt?

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