How to Make an Isis Costume

According to "Isis, Egyptian Goddess of Magic and Giver of Life," Isis served as the goddess of rebirth. Several stories and images of Isis show her with a pair of wings. The wings set the costume apart from other goddess costumes, especially when accompanied by the traditional black outlining of the eyes. This outlining, or kohl, appears on many images of ancient Egyptian gods, goddesses and pharaohs.

Lay a pair of costume wings on a flat surface. Put on a face mask and use gold spray paint to paint the wings. Let one side dry before you paint the other.

Put on the dress, sandals and wig. If you have long hair, tie it up in a ponytail. It's easier to stuff your hair in the wig when it's bound.

Apply blue eye shadow to a brush. Spread the eye shadow over the eyelids. Cover the area between the eyelid and brow with the blue eye shadow.

Outline the eyes with black eyeliner.

Put on the wings.

Things You'll Need

  • Costume wings
  • Face mask
  • Gold spray paint
  • White or gold maxi dress
  • Sandals
  • Black haired wig
  • Blue eye shadow and brush
  • Black eyeliner
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Racheal Ambrose started writing professionally in 2007. She has worked for the minority publishing company Elite Media Group Inc., Ball Bearings online magazine, "Ball State Daily News" and "The Herald Bulletin." Her articles focus on minority and women's issues, children, crafts, housekeeping and green living. Ambrose holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Ball State University.