Making a Mummy (actually a Mummy’s Mommy)


Sam had the cool idea for her Halloween costume this year of being the Mommy of a mummy. She wanted to dress up like a mummy, and dress up one of her dolls too. So, we got down to some serious work the other night.
At fabricland, I bought 2 yards of the cheapest broadcloth fabric, which was I thing three dollars a yard. We ripped it into strips about an inch and a half wide. Sam loved ripping the fabric! I have to agree…. there is something theraputic about the sound and feel of ripping fabric apart. Anyways, we ripped a bunch of strips the length of the fabric.

And we started with an old black shirt and track pants. Sorry, I forgot to take a picture before we started gluing… we were just too excited to start!

So, as seen in the pictures, she put on the black shirt and pants before we started gluing the strips. I used a low melt glue gun and started from the bottom, and wrapped around as loose as possible. We wanted to make sure she could take everything off and on after.

Then, we used a second piece to wrap around the opposite way. I glued a tiny blob of hot glue every few inches.

It took a while to glue down both legs, arms and the body…

I have to admit that I should have wrapped a little more loosely around the body. To get out of the costume, Sam needs help and it is a little like escaping from a straight jacket. So, thinking that at some point during the day she might want to sit down, I decided that it would be a lot easier to make a little skirt, rather than wrap the rest of the pants. So, we took a strip of the broadcloth, and measured the length to her knees. We folded over the top to add elastic at the top, and left the bottom raw.

Then, we ripped slits into the bottom.

And, we glued down a few strips on top of the skirt…

They using a grey marker, and a couple brown markers, I antiqued or aged the bandages by drawing a bunch of lines.

And we hot glued a bunch of spiders. I also got a short string of spider lights from the dollar store that we wove into the bandages. I think that was one of my favourite parts, plus there will be no missing her at night when she is trick or treating!

Finally, we mummified her doll, by covering her with strips of fabric too. I didn’t want to ruin the doll, so I was careful to not actually glue the strips directly on the doll.

And… here is the final product….


Happy Halloween!


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