Maybe you want to know what it’s like to be pregnant, or have that baby bump so many mothers love. Maybe you need to play a pregnant woman in a film, or for a school project, but you aren’t pregnant yourself. No problem, just read on.
For plays only
- Make sure that you appear at least old or young enough. This is usually from 18 at the earliest age to around your 50s at the oldest age. Makeup can do wonders.
- Do you have a BF in the play? If so, keep in mind that having a baby is very intimate, and treat the other actor accordingly.
- Decide how long you want to use this part for. Sometimes, you may want to try acting your part outside of your play, so that it will seem more natural for you.
For the experience
- Acquire a pile of your clothes or a pillow, including a long sleeved shirt for your suspender.
- Go to the nearest private area to assemble the belly.
- Tie the long-sleeved shirt tightly around the bottom of your stomach then turn it around so the body of the shirt is against your belly.
- Stuff the pile of clothes or pillow in the suspender shirt.
- Put your other clothes on, or put them down over your belly.
- Make sure it’s at an appropriate size, so it looks right.
- Stand with your feet wider apart, and waddle only a little bit when you walk (depending on how big you make it).
- Make sure the “suspender” holding the pile of cloths or pillow is super tight, or else they will come down.
- Adopt other “pregnant activities” such as food cravings (try pickles and ice cream with hot salsa on top) and nesting (clean everything, all the time). If you want, get mood swings. Those can be pretty fun!
- Go to the restroom and adjust it every time you have to.
- Make sure it’s not too big or too small so it’s looks right.
- If clothes isn’t doing it for you, try foam or stuffing.
- Try faking morning sickness by discreetly making fake puke and then “vomit” in the toilet while making gagging noises.
- Adopt a newborn baby after your “pregnancy” to make the story realistic.
- Don’t pretend to be pregnant for attention, or to play a prank on a guy. It’s cruel, and it will make people distrust you.
- The knot in the back could hurt your back when you sit down on any kind of chair, even a cushion chair.
- It’s unlikely that people will believe you’re pregnant if you one day suddenly walk in with a pregnant belly, as they grow over time, not overnight. It generally takes 4 months to start showing.
- Be aware of the potential gossipers out there. If people know you did this that shouldn’t know you did this this can lead to trouble.
- Don’t use too much clothing or a too big of a pillow.
Things You’ll Need
- Pile of Clothing or pillow
- Long Sleeve shirt