I already knew I wanted Leo to be a mummy this year (more cute pics at the end of the post!), so I just went and found all the supplies I needed at Michaels.
For this mummy costume you’ll need:
White or cream fabric (you can tea stain it to get an antique look)
Freaky Fabric (cream)
So why no glue? I really love glue for so many things, but halloween costumes is not one of them. I like my costumes to be sewn and sturdy. Easy to remove and put back on. I don’t want anything falling off or falling apart.
And sewing a mummy costume is pretty easy. You don’t have to worry about wrinkles, hems, or any odd cuts. The whole thing is freyed anyway, so your seams are going to look just fine.
Okay you want to start with a simple jumpsuit pattern. I used this one last year, and again this year (and probably next year too). It’s basically 10 seams if you don’t do any cuffs.
For the mummy costume, I didn’t do any cuffs or neck liners, I just left my hems raw cut. To start All I did was sew the front seams and the back seams and then sew the shoulders together creating this long shape of the entire exterior of the suit (no sleeves shown – they get sewed on later).
I cut and pinned strips of fabric onto the costume.
As I worked my way from top to bottom, I added in strips of the freaky fabric, pinning it in place as well. I also tied a few pieces to create some texture.
The back side will have an open slit (according to the pattern). I didn’t use velcro, I tore some ties out of the same fabric – about 1″ thick, and 12″ long, and then pinned them to the opening. I figured more loose strips was going to look just fine.
Once everything was pinned on, I sewed along all the edges where the pins were (I think i used like 200 pins!) to keep all the strips in place for the final sewing. Do this to the sleeves as well and then sew the sleeves onto the bodice (per pattern).
Then flip everything inside of itself and pin all your seams to keep everything lined up and all your strips inside the costume.
I also sewed 2 strips of leftover fabric, and a little strip of Freaky Fabric to create a headband.