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Coolest Homemade Mummy Girl Unique Halloween Costume Idea 22

by Jennifer
(Indianapolis)

Homemade Mummy Girl Unique Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Mummy Girl Unique Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Mummy Girl Unique Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Mummy Girl Unique Halloween Costume Idea

My daughter always enjoys being something scary for Halloween. This year, she had a Homemade Mummy Girl Unique Halloween Costume Idea. I didn't see anything in the stores that I liked, so I decided to make the costume myself.

I started with an old turtleneck, pants, thin cotton gloves, and pair of Crocs from my daughter's closet. Then, I purchased 3 yards of muslin from the fabric store. I cut out two pieces to make a head covering and cut the rest into long, thin strips and dyed the muslin overnight in a mixture of tea and hot water to give it an aged appearance.

Next, I got out my hot glue gun and a package of glue sticks. I stuffed newspaper into the clothes to give them some shape while I was gluing. I glued the strips to the outfit, wrapping them horizontally and diagonally until the outfit underneath was entirely covered. I also covered her shoes. I then sewed a hood out of the two pieces of muslin and used 2 strips to tie the hood under her chin. I cut a few small slits in the hood to pull out some strands of hair. I used temporary hair spray to turn her hair that was sticking out grey. I cut a slit in the back of the turtleneck so that she could fit her head in, and added some strips of ivory colored tulle to add extra visual interest.

Finally, I painted her face dark grey and added dark circles under her eyes. I tried to find some lighter colored face paint that would give a peeling appearance, but I didn't have any luck.
The costume held up really well and received a lot of compliments. I am planning on sending it to my sister for her daughter to wear next year!

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Great Mummy costume!!!
by: Diane

I came in search of ideas on how to make a mummy costume for my daughter. Yours is by far the neatest looking one. Can you share in a little more detail how you made the head piece? I can't wait to see how ours turns out!

Need help
by: Courtneypierce78@yahoo.com

How should I make the head piece?? I have a sewing machine but not super experienced!!! Please help!!

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by: Anonymous

I'm sorry, I didn't realize the picture had been posted. I made the hood using a hood from a coat as a pattern. It was 2 pieces. Since you are tying it under the chin like a bonnet and covering it with strips of muslin, it doesn't need to be perfect. Good luck!

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