One of the best holidays that people prepare for is Halloween. Both children and adults take time to decorate their houses, prepare goodies and of course, buy or make their own Halloween costumes. Finding a good costume can be difficult, especially if you are on a tight budget. But having a budget doesn’t necessarily mean giving up on wearing the coolest costume. You just have to be resourceful and creative.
An easy costume that you can make by yourself is the Egyptian costume. With just a few sheets and accessories, you will surely be looking like one of the Egyptian kings or queens. Here are the tips on how you can make your own Egyptian costume:
Research. First, research on the type of Egyptian costume that you want to make. Most Egyptian costumes can be made of cloths and many gold accessories. You can also choose to make a headdress if you want. For some Egyptian costumes that you can copy or use as inspiration, you can go to the website costumecraze.com. Here, you will find Cleopatra costumes, King Ramses costumes, Nefertiti costumes, Pharaoh costumes and many more.
Gather materials. Now, based on the costume that you are going to wear, gather the materials that you will need. Some of the basic items that are used in Egyptian costumes are a white sheet, gold sequins, a black wig, gold cords, sandals and gold accessories. You can also purchase some gold fabric paint that you can use to decorate your white sheet or paint a rope if you do not have a gold cord.
Making the garment. For the Egyptian clothing itself, you are going to use the white sheet. You can make a simple tunic out of the white sheet by using the cord as a belt. You will just have to follow what the garment looks like on the costume that you are trying to copy. You may need to sew some parts of the fabric to make arm holes and a neck hole.
Accessorize. For the accessories, you can create a neckpiece by getting extra white fabric and painting it gold. You can create a circular pattern and cut at the center to make a hole big enough for your neck. This will be the neckpiece. You can sew gold sequins on the neckpiece to make it more attractive. Wear your black wig and you can tie a gold cord around your forehead. Wear sandals to finish the look.
These are some of the tips that you can use when you are planning to make your own Egyptian costume. If you are planning to attend costume parties and you do not want to repeat your look, you do not always have to go to shops to buy or rent expensive costumes. What you can do is get a picture of the costume that you want to copy and improvise. Another thing that you can do is inspect your closet for some items that you can wear as instant costumes!