The big four of Halloween stars have always been Dracula, the Wolfman, Frankenstein's monster and the Mummy. The mummy's endurance as a horror superstar is obvious. We have a 5,000-year-old dead guy with a curse on him. He is also one of the easiest to make a costume.
The best way to make a mummy costume is to start with white clothes and wrap them in bandages. You can put the clothes on first then wrap yourself or you can sew the bandages to the cloths so they are earlier to take on an off. Use an old sheet for the bandages. Tear them rather than cut them s so you get a frayed look. Add baby power for dust and use spray on cobwebs from a costume shop. There are many ways to age your costume. Soaking it in coffee or tea is the easiest and cheapest. Use a little green fabric paint to add some gross details.
Use light grey all over with dark grey along the cheek, forehead and round the eyes to give you that gaunt 5,000-year-old look. Cover your hair with a dark grey stocking. Shred it on the ends and let it hang down. You can also wear gold mask and Egyptian headdress over the scary make-up. You can get a plain white or clear mask in a craft store and paint it gold or you can also buy an Egyptian half mask in a costume shop. Costume shops may also carry really freaky mummy masks.
Cover or make-up your hands. You don't want a scary mummy with perfect pink manicured hands. Apply grey make-up and paint your fingernails black or wear white gloves with bandages aged the same way as the rest of the costume. Have a hand or finger fall off. You can get fake hand and fingers at a costume or novelty shop.. Hold the hand up in your sleeves and just drop it. That sleeve will need to be a little long. You and walk hunch to one side to so it is not as noticeable. You can also hang a fake eyeball from under the bandages or mask or make a grotesque hump on the back or one shoulder. Give you mummy a weapon like a knife, sword or an axe.
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