I was stumped for a costume idea this year. I knew I didn't want a store bought generic costume. Looking around for inspiration, I spotted a book on Ancient Egyptians in my sons room.
After looking through the book, I decided to make costumes based on the Gods.
My favorite has always been Anubis. Isis was a good choice for a female and was a simple costume.
The best part of these costumes is that they were made entirely from recycled items that I had around the house.
The Anubis headpiece started with a punctured basketball that I covered with cardboard pieces.
I made the snout from a plastic fast food cup. Everything was covered with paper mache made from newspaper with flour and water paste.
The throne is simply a cardboard box with a hole cut in the top for the wearer to stand in. It is painted with acrylic paints using a design found in the book. It has fake legs hanging over the front made from a cut up old pillow.
The Anubis costume is made from cutting up clothing that my children had outgrown. The cowl at the neck and the front of the loin clothe are hand painted fabric.
Isis costume is made from an old golden shower curtain (I never throw out fabric ). It is a simple halter top and skirt tied in front.
It took a lot of experimenting to get the front knot on the skirt just right.Her head piece is costume jewelry bobby pinned to her hair.
I am proud to say that these costumes cost practically nothing to make and were "green"!