Mummy Halloween Costumes
Ever since Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the tomb of King Tut back in 1922, mummies have been a point of interest in popular culture. We doubt that there will be a slew of new pop songs rolling in, like “Old King Tut” back in the 1920s, but mummies still continue to fascinate people all across the world. Mummies, both naturally occurring and embalmed by humans, have been found on almost every continent of the Earth, but the most well-known have been found in Egypt! And that makes dressing up like one of the ancient Egyptian icons a great, classic look that stands the test of time (much like real mummies do)! Well, we’ve put together this handy guide to navigate you through all of our mummy costumes and help you get the best costume experience possible. So just sit back and let us share with you some tips, tricks, and some fun facts about mummies!
Mummy Costume Ideas
Everyone knows what a mummy looks like, especially after the discovery of King Tut. “Tut-Mania,” which spawned various films and plenty of strange merchandise, shaped our modern perception of what a mummy looks like. They sort of look like a big roll of toilet paper, but the many layers of linen bandages wrapped around them helped to prevent moisture from getting into the body. Egyptian priests also placed charms inside the wrappings to help the body safely reach the afterlife. Although you could attempt this process yourself, we suggest choosing one of our many costumes. They’re a lot less work and a stress free way for you or your young ones to get a classic Halloween costume style. Plus, toilet paper just doesn’t seem to last.
Mummy Costumes for Adults
So now it’s time to turn yourself into a mummy! Well then, before you call a crew of embalmers, go sarcophagus shopping, and commission a pyramid to be made in your honor, you might like to know that there’s a much easier way to transform yourself into a mummy from the times of ancient Egypt. Since we carry one of the best selections of costumes on the internet, you should be able to find a great look that doesn’t require any of the normal mummification preparations. From the men’s mummy costume and the women’s mummy costume shown above, to a plus-size mummy costume and even sexy mummy costumes, you can find any kind of style you could possibly need.
Mummy Costumes for Children
The adults can’t have all the fun, right? That’s when it’s time to get the kids involved with one of our many mummy costumes for kids! We have styles that are perfect for both boys and girls , and with any one of our makeup kits, your child can look like a cursed mummy just waiting to be found by intrepid explorers. Just pair your favorite kids’ mummy costumes up with our mummy costumes for adults and you can head out as a bunch of undead, scary mummies! Just make sure your little one doesn’t put the ancient “mummy’s curse” upon you!
Mummy Costume Accessories
Pharaohs of the ancient Egyptian world were all about an extravagant lifestyle. A pharaoh’s day began with putting on plenty of makeup, jewelry, and other accessories to accentuate their kingly nature. Even after death, mummies were often buried with many of their prized artifacts and accessories. It’s no surprise then that completing your transformation into a mummy means picking out some of the right items to top off your look. Here’s a list of our best mummy accessories to pair with your costume. From scary wigs to makeup kits, we’ll help you select the ones that are just right for your look.
Black Roses Bouquet
The mummy’s curse corrupts all that come near it… even a beautiful bouquet of flowers! Okay, so maybe you won’t suddenly develop a mummy’s curse when you wear one of our Egyptian mummy costumes, but you can still make people think that you’re carrying around that ancient curse with this black rose bouquet . It’s made out of synthetic materials, so you don’t have to ruin perfectly good roses just to get the macabre look of an ancient Egyptian bride who met her doom and became entombed! Pair them with our Gothic mummy costume for the full effect
Big Mouth Temporary Tattoo
Mummies are a window into a distinct time in history, when ancient Egypt seemed like the most powerful dynastic society in the world. But all these years later, the remnants of their kings and queens (mummies, that is) just seem downright scary. When constructing your own costume, you may as well double down on the scary aspect of mummies and compliment your look with this big mouth tattoo kit. It turns your mouth into a creepy, skull-like smile, which is quite fitting when you’re dressing up as a pharaoh who’s been dead for a few centuries. Check out some of our other scary costume accessories to really strike terror into the living!
Mummy Costume Poses
Half the fun of wearing any costume is being able to share the great memories you make while wearing your fun new outfit. Of course, the best way to do this is through snapping some stylish pics with your smart phone. When you’ve gotten the perfect pose, you can show all of your friends and family members by sharing on your social media pages. We’ve prepared a few poses that you and your family can try out while dressed up as mummies. Just look at these ideas below—there’s a pose for each member of the family!
The Mummy’s Curse
Our fascination with mummies far predates the pop culture phenomenon of zombies , but in many ways the two are quite similar. The 1932 film The Mummy helped define what we characterize as the archetypal mummy, which had movies that were quite zombie-like. You should keep this in mind when creating poses in your mummy costume. Make sure to stiffen your limbs and give the camera your best “I’m going to give you a curse” look.
Mummies aren’t known for their grace—after all, they’ve been dead for thousands of years, so they’re probably not going to break out any ninja moves. You can use that to your advantage when creating the perfect image. If you can find a stone structure to lean against, you create that classic horror movie style. Make sure to extend a hand out in front of you, like you’re going to grab the photographer if they get too close!
Little Mummy Walk
Don’t hog all the fun for yourself! Kids can create some really compelling (and adorable) images in their costumes. The same rules apply for kids and adults. Make sure to have your child be as stiff as possible. For a shot like this one, have your child do their best mummy walk towards you. It’ll look like they’re coming over to give you a mummy hug… or a curse!
Mummy’s Going to Get You
This final pose is for the mummy who’s finally gained his balance and is ready to chase down his prey! Those pesky archaeologists who dug him out of the ground won’t have any idea what hit them. As always, remember to have your young mummy keep his hands out like he’s going to get you, just like in all the classic mummy movies.
Love Your Look: Mummy Costumes
Hold it right there, partner! If you’re thinking about grabbing a few rolls of toilet paper from the bathroom to construct your costume, then you’ve got another thing coming. Let these images take you on a short adventure into creating a look that you will simply die for… not literally, of course (although authentic mummies have technically been dead for thousands of years)! After checking out these ideas, there’s no doubt that you will find a mummy costume idea that works for you and you’ll love how it makes you look.
Here we have a group of mummies, fresh from the sarcophagus! How does one create the perfect experience for the family using our mummy costumes? Well, the first step is to get everyone in the family on board with a group costume. Group costumes are a fun way to show off your family togetherness using a look that defies the rules of life and basks in the fires of undeath. Whoa…that’s heavy! The good news is that you’ll find plenty of Halloween mummy costumes to begin your family trip to the ghastly world of mummies.
Selecting a Location
Once you’ve all selected your costumes, it’s time to escape the grave and find a place to get some great snapshots. Selecting a location for your first mummy family pic isn’t always easy, especially since not everyone has a pyramid hanging out in their backyard. Great locations include anywhere with stonework structures. Our models found a stone wall with an archaic-looking gate as their backdrop which help add a creepy ambience to the photo. It looks like the kind of labyrinth tomb that you might fight a mummy lurking inside of!
Mummy Makeup Time!
So you’ve scouted nearby areas and found an excellent spot to start snapping photos, but wait! You want pristine pics that are worthy to be shared on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. That means you need to do a little more preparation to get the look you want. Makeup and accessories are a necessity if you want some highly photogenic results. Check out our full stock of makeup kits to help create an especially spooky undead look to your photograph. Each member of the family will need a slight touch of zombie makeup to fully achieve the look of an undead mummy.
Take the Shot
Now that you’ve found your location and you’ve added a touch of makeup to your look, it’s time to pose for pics! You may want to try some of our pose ideas we mentioned earlier, but the best rule of thumb to get the perfect pic is to take plenty of them. All you need is a friend who’s willing to man the smart phone or camera and little bit of time. Once you’ve take a plethora of pictures, just select the best ones and they’re ready to be posted on your social media. You’ll be on your way to having the most adorable group Halloween photos in the internet world.