Introduction: How to Make a Mummy Costume

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This is so much better than using a roll of toilet paper! Using old clothes and sheets you have laying around the house, or buying some from the thrift store, follow Rob of Threadbanger to make your own realistic mummy costume! For more information on this project, watch the video, and for more tutorials of do it yourself fashion, subscribe to Threadheads on iTunes!



Materials:
White sheets (2)
White pants/jeans
White long sleeve shirt (preferably turtleneck)
Box of 100 tea bags
Some 3-5 gallon buckets
Seam ripper
Sewing machine
Scissors

Step 1: Dying the Material to Make It Look Ancient

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Get that dirty, off-white, century-old mummy look by dying all of the material in black tea.

Put the tea, hot water, and materials into the big buckets and steep for about 2-6 hours.

Take them out, dry them, and you are ready to mummify.

Step 2: Making Mummy Strips

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Lay out your sheet, grab your scissors, and cut 2 to 3 inch slits down the side of your sheet.

Tear the strips up the length of the sheet. They'll all rip pretty evenly and have a cool frayed edge. You now have your mummy bandages.

Step 3: Attaching the Strips to the Shirt

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Start wrapping the strips around your shirt and get to sewing the strips around your shirt. The sloppier and less conformed you sew these on, the better. Overlap your strips, leave some pieces longer than others, go crazy!

Once you get to the chest area, cut the inseams of each of the sleeves.

Lay the sleeves down flat, cut some pieces of material out to cover the sleeves, and sew them on.

After you finish the sleeves, sew on strips to the remaining blank parts of the shirt, turn it inside-out, and sew your sleeves back up.

Step 4: Attaching the Strips to the Pants

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Now, take your pants and rip open the inseam all the way to the crotch.

Lay your pants flat, and cut strips out to cover them.

Start from the bottom and sew the strips up both legs. You can stop when you get to the crotch because your shirt will cover that.

Turn your pants inside out and sew back up your legs.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

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Now all you need to do is wrap some extra material around your face and throw on some baby powder to get that dusty, ancient mummy affect, and get your grunt on!

Comments

Foaly7 (author)2010-09-23

But what do you do for the feet? I think a mummy wearing a pair of Nikes would sort of ruin the effect.

do the same process to a pair of old shoes

I would think you could cover an old pair of (dirty) white crew socks with fabric pieces, and wear them right over your shoes. Just make sure you use big enough socks to fit over the shoes.

lwhite17 (author)2011-10-24

This is awesome! Having a 10 month old made making this take 3 weeks, but I now have a face mask (hot glued extra strips to a $0.45 plastic mask), gloves (hand sewed wrappings on them), and shoes (hot glue again) in addition to the pants and shirt, though I used a hoddie so my head would be mummified as well. It looks awesome! Thanks for the how to.

Cracknel (author)2008-06-16

Use toilet paper :D

hannahheartsyou (author)Cracknel2008-06-29

toilet paper will rip and that sucks :/

ogabock (author)hannahheartsyou2009-08-09

toillet paper:)

ogabock (author)hannahheartsyou2009-08-09

no it wont think

Flumpkins (author)2008-07-09

AMAZING!!! BRAVO BRAVO!!! ENCORE!!! lolz

martymunch (author)2008-06-13

This is awesome! I might do this one for my kids this year. Very cool idea with cutting the sleeves and the pants.

SpinWard (author)2008-06-12

I love watching ThreadBanger 'ibles! Very cool and useful!

canida (author)2008-06-12

Sweet! It's never too early to start working on your Halloween costume.

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