Monday, October 17, 2011

My $4 King Tut Costume

It's that time of year again.
Halloween Costumes.
My son needed an Egyptian Pharoah costume for a class project so I got to kill 2 birds with one stone.
Plus I only spent $4.  Yep.  $4.
Looks pretty good if I do say so myself.

 For the collar it's just tin-foil and cardboard.  Cut the shapes out of cardboard and cover with tin-foil.  I taped the back with Scotch-Tape to hold.

The beads were some cheap ($2.50) gold tone plastic beads that we stitched onto the plates with heavy thread and a yarn quilting needle.  Then strung them together with ribbon.  I cut the slits with a paring knife.  Leave enough ribbon in the back to tie together.  The apron was constructed the same way just longer cardboard pieces.

The top was made from a piece of packing tape folded together then wrapped in tin-foil.  I used a yard of red satin that I had on hand, folded the top and used packing tape to hold in place.

The tunic was from an old bed sheet that I used one of his t-shirts as a pattern and serged together.  I added a strip of silver ribbon to the hem to finish the look.

The staffs were made from old broken tent poles wrapped in tin-foil.

The tassle was $1.50 in the clearance isle.    We wrapped his arm with the rope left over from the tassle tie-back.

Not too shabby for an Egyptian Pharoah!


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