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Project

Mummy Costume

Basic thermal underwear serves as the base for this spectacularly spooky mummy costume.

Materials

  • Lightweight cotton muslin (about 2 yards)
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Black liquid acrylic paint
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Large bowl or bucket
  • Scissors
  • Thermal underwear (top and bottom)
  • Spray sock (head and neck cover for painting)
  • Dark makeup
  • Makeup sponges
  • Small safety pins

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Prewash muslin. Mix dye -- 2 cups water, 2 cups coffee, and 1/4 teaspoon black paint -- in a large bowl. Submerge muslin in dye for 10 seconds; wring thoroughly. Allow muslin to air-dry (if line-drying indoors, protect floor beneath with paper towels).

  2. Step 2

    Notch muslin with scissors every 2 inches along one side. Tear at each notch to create 2-inch strips.

  3. Step 3

    Begin with thermal underwear as base for costume. Slip a spray sock over head.

  4. Step 4

    Apply dark makeup around eyes and mouth with a sponge applicator.

  5. Step 5

    Attach a strip of dyed muslin to spray sock with a small safety pin and wrap around head, leaving eyes and mouth exposed. Repeat until head and neck are covered.

  6. Step 6

    Attach and wrap muslin strips to thermal underwear, and wrap body as you did head and neck.

Reviews (1)

  • julieelisek 28 Oct, 2013

    2 yards of fabric would be appropriate for a small child. To completely cover my long underwear and face I would atleast need 10 yards. And that's a LOT of fabric! I only purchased 5. Cute idea, but lots of work.