The Tutankhamen Tomb Poncho was possibly the most dramatic costume that I made throughout my year-long challenge. So for my second How To, I thought I’d take you through it. You’ll be surprised to learn that while simple, it is quite time-consuming due to the intricate hieroglyphic patterns.
What you’ll need
Your height in gold material (from your neck to your feet)
Sewing thread and needle (or sewing machine)
Fold your material in half lengthways so that you have the height you need to cover your body
Cut the material so that you now have two long pieces
Taking one length of the material, cut this in half lengthways, you should now have 3 pieces of material in your height
Pin these 3 pieces of material together so that they sit on top of each other
Sew across the top of the connection so that you have the front full width half and then two back flaps of material – this is the shell of your poncho
Now using your fabric markers decorate the double width piece of material that you will wear on the front of your body with Egyptian hieroglyphics, this is the step that will take the longest as you will need to cover it entirely (Note: make sure to have a piece of material underneath the front fabric so that your marker does not effect the back two piece of material)
So it’s been a few months since I last posted, but as you know I was taking a well-deserved break from the mayhem that was my Theme Me challenge over in Europe. Then about a month ago I moved interstate and began a new job… so things have been far from quiet on my end. But as we are in the month of Halloween – my favourite holiday of the year – I will aim to try and do a post a day for this month. Notice that I say POST a day, not costume a day, and there’s a couple of reasons for that:
I am working off of a limited wardrobe as I have yet to move all my things down to Melbourne – I have only just found a place to call home!
All my costume goods are still back in Sydney, so any costumes that I create will be on the HOME MADE end of the spectrum
As I mentioned, I’m in a new job and role, so I’m still getting a handle on things
But I will still aim to inspire and make you laugh. And personally, the dodgy, home-made costumes from household goods are usually my favourite. So with that, today I bring you my costume today where I have taken on Bach, because I’m sick for a pun. The highlight of the costume being the home-made baroque wig made from circles of white paper.
Photo credit: Nicky Perry
White Baroque Wig: Home-made from White Paper and Staples
Black Coat: Princess Highway
White Blouse: River Island with Home-made Sleeves and Neck-tie from White Paper
Black Leggings: Forever 21
*If you didn’t already get it, ‘I’m Bach’ is a play on ‘I’m back’ which is what I am…