Written by Jessica Chaffins
I am so pumped!!! It is finally time for me to crack down and get to workin’ on my girls Halloween costumes for this year!! I was thrilled last year when they wanted to be classic super heroes (couldn’t have heroes without a villain hehe). But this year they are going even more classic, Charlotte wants to be a mummy!!! Oh ….. I can not even begin to explain my joy in this!!! I’m all about just letting them dress up for (almost) whatever the want to be, but nothing is better than the timeless classics for me!!
Now that she has decided what she wants to be (FINALLY!!), I knew exactly where I needed to go to get my materials! Yep….good ole second hand store, Goodwill!! Perfect place for me to always get items together to make Halloween creations. The only material I was really gonna need is a plain white (or white-ish in this case) sheet. Well for the first time EVER (and I literally mean ever) I was able to find them at my first location on my list to visit!! Then what made it even better, they were beginning to turn that aged yellowish color…cause we all know that nothing stays perfect white forever, especially in a tomb. So for $3.00 each, I bought all three queen size flat sheets. (Don’t worry they are going to be washed in HOT water before wear!)
I am pretty sure that I will only need one of these sheets to make this costume, but with my history, it is better safe than sorry. Anyway, all I did from here is lay it on the floor (folded it quarter it’s size) and began to cut my mummy strips. No specific sizes, since I am sure they did not have some crazy production team in those times to make sure all measurements were consistent, as always I just eyeballed it.
I will say that you will want to have some good scissors. Good sharp scissors will allow them to just glide down the sheet as if it were paper. Which is another plus, since I wanted some tattered edges for a worn look. After a few hundred years, I am pretty sure their look is no longer crisp and neat. Yay, all the strips are ready!! Now all I have to do is dress Charlotte in some light colored clothes (just so nothing dark shows through) and begin wrapping her up…….
UGH!! Nevermind she decided to stay at Grandma’s house tonight, so I guess I will have to give it a test run tomorrow afternoon! Bummer. Oh well….while we wait for her to come back (and I will definitely share with y’all tomorrow), you can see what I looked like when my mom dressed me as a mummy when I was a kid!! Hehe….
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