This Mummy DIY Costume was fun to make!! I already had a pair of white dress pants that were too short on my son, but worked for this costume, and I had a white polo that I used as the background for this costume.
I took a a gallon bucket and really hot water and a few tea bags and let them steep for 5 minutes or so, then I removed the tea bags and soaked a white bedsheet in the water for like 4 hours. This gave it a tattered, old look to the sheet. Then I cut 1 inch slits in the bottom of the sheet and ripped the strips the rest of the way, this gave it a tattered look. I then just basically used these strips and strategically placed them around the clothes and crossways, just any manner will work, the messier the better!!
I used a safety pin here and there so he wouldn't "fall" apart as the night went on. Next I had him put on the pants and shirt and wherever any of the white color of the underclothes were showing I wrapped more strips and let some hang loose. I then took a tea soaked cheesecloth and wrapped his head, arms and neck and placed it anywhere else that I saw necessary. I then used white costume paint on his face and hands and mixed a little black in to make a grey color and used around the eyes!
Total cost $6 ( and that was basically for the cheesecloth..those things are expensive!!)
My son originally wanted to go as Jason for Halloween, but then decided against when he heard everyone else was going as that as well. He decided he wanted something more original so after looking around the web and all the great ideas on this site, he decided on mummified king tut. Here's how we made his Homemade Mummified King Tut Costume.
The shirt and pants are sweats. (Buy Big, because as you add the material it will stiffen a bit and be hard to put on, trust me (I had to start over after almost finishing). I bought a white sheet at Walmart. I ripped it into strips and then soaked them in tea and cinnamon to give them an aged look. I then hot glued the strips over the entire costume in straight and criss cross form.
I bought the mask at the Halloween store. The head piece was just a cut piece of cardboard that I painted. The beard was a banana clip from poruce painted blue and then sticky glued on.
The candy container was an oatmeal container painted with his name in hieroglyphics. I then added some spiders here and there.
Everyone loved the costume and he got great reviews everywhere he went. Hope you enjoyed.
This costume is literally a white shirt, black stretch pants and 10 rolls of gauze. We wrapped her from head to shoes in gauze. Don't wrap too tightly, so it can be removed easily later. We ran out before we got to her arms, but because her shirt was white she was able to pull it off. The black pants gave her legs the look of old gauze. Her tennis shoes were white, so they blended in. Her make-up was simple white base with black makeup crayon all around the eyes. We were given several compliments on this costume, and it took so little time. This costume lasted through a four hour night of trick or treating in the rain! When we got home, it was removed simply by cutting straight down the gauze. That was a great night and I didn't spend hardly anything! Gauze is cheap at the Dollar Store!