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9 DIY Mummy Costume Ideas

Go beyond the usual ace bandage wrap to create a better-looking DIY mummy costume by taking inspiration from these mummy costume ideas.

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Why Choose a Mummy Costume?

Want to know how to make a DIY mummy costume? If you need some inspiration or ideas for mummy costumes, then this list is just the thing you need. I’ve got it all: kid mummies, scary mummies, even mommy mummies. Which mummy costume will you make?

You can probably categorize a mummy costume as one of the classics. Hey, everyone’s been dressing up as a mummy for who knows how long. It’s a quick and easy costume to DIY (depending on how you want to look) but it does come in a couple of variations. I remember one Halloween when my little boy grabbed some tissue papers and just went crazy wrapping himself up with it. It wasn’t fun for me with the cleanup. But my point is, with a little creativity, and these tutorials, you can achieve the best mummy costume there is. Walk among the land of the dead all wrapped up with these amazing ideas!

1. Mummy May I?

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Did you know you can make a mummy costume DIY out of tea bags? Not the actual bags though. The tea will stain the cloth and give them that ancient look.


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2. Little Pink Mummy

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Want to dress your little girl as a mummy? Here’s a great inspiration that will still make her look adorable. Don’t you think pink mummies look so much better than the regular ones?


3. Mummy Makeup

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It’s not just all about the mummy wrapping — your makeup also has to look stunning. It may look complicated but I can assure you it’s totally worth it. Everyone will think you just got out of your sarcophagus.


4. Baby Mummy

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Grab a bodysuit and some bandages to make the cutest DIY mummy costume ever. It’s a baby mummy ready to kill you off with loads and loads of cuteness.


5. The Mummy

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You’ll just need about $25 to make this DIY costume. As you can see, mummies don’t necessarily have to have their faces covered too. Some loose pieces of fabric will complete the look. Let’s start wrapping.


6. Quick and Cool DIY Halloween Costume

Here’s a great way to repurpose an old t-shirt. Get the instructions here and start cutting those pieces. It may require a lot of old white t-shirts so be sure to save it up for future use.


7. Last Minute Homemade Mummy

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Forgot you have to go to a costume party? Here’s a last minute DIY costume idea you can make. Just be sure to have something white and add some bandages here and there.


8. Easy DIY Mummy Costume

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It can be really expensive to spend on costumes but this one definitely saves you money. Grab a white sheet, some scissors and you’re done. Wasn’t that super easy? You can see it yourself in this tutorial.


9. Sexy Mummy

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Whoever said that mummies can’t be sexy? Just don’t wrap everything and show off a little skin to give mommy that ancient but daring mummy look. Get some inspiration here.


Want to see how to make a mummy costume? Here’s a quick video tutorial from Chi Diem Chau:

Whoever knew a mummy can also be sexy? A mummy costume is such a great costume to make for adults and kids alike. So if you’re into getting all wrapped up for Halloween, then this is the DIY costume for you!

Did these DIY mummy costume ideas inspire you to go as one this Halloween? Let me know in the comments section below! And one thing to think about tonight, is a mummy and a zombie one in the same? Share your thoughts!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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