Mummy Halloween Costume Ideas
Do your want to scare people as a mummy during Halloween? It is very easy to make a mummy costume using simple items that you have in your house, or you may buy some cheaply from the thrift store. You will require the following:
Materials Two white sheets. White pants. White long sleeve shirt (a turtleneck shirt is better. Box of tea bags. 3-5-gallon buckets. Sewing machine. Seam ripper. Scissors.
The Creation Of The Mummy Costume - Die your materials to make them look ancient
Get that dirty, century –old look by dying your clothes in black tea. Put the hot water, tea, and materials in big buckets and then steep for at least 3 hours. Take your materials out, dry them and you will be ready to mummify.
Lay out the sheet on a flat surface, grab your scissors, and cut it into 2-3 inch slits on one side. After you are through, tear the strips up your sheets length. They will all rip evenly and have frayed edges. Your mummy bandages are now ready.
Begin wrapping the strips around the shirt and sew them. The less conformed and sloppier you sew them on, the better. Feel free to get creative by overlapping your strips, leaving some strips longer than others. Just go crazy.
Once you are at the chest area, cut each of your sleeves inseams. Lay the sleeves on a flat surface, and then cut several pieces of the material and cover the sleeves. Sew them on. After you are through with your sleeves, sew the strips on the remaining parts of the shirt which are blank. Turn your shirt inside out and then sew the sleeves back up.
Rip open your pants inseam to the crotch. Lay the pats flat and cut more strips out so as to cover them. Begin from the bottom and sew those strips up both legs. You may stop after getting to the crotch since your shirt will be covering that area. Turn the pants inside out then sew back up the legs.
All you will be required to do for the finishing touches is to wrap the extra material around the face. You should also throw on some powder (baby powder preferably) in order to get the dusty, and ancient mummy looks you desire. You can make various costumes depending on the person who will wear it.