Mummy Costume

Do you have plans to make a Halloween mummy? If that's the case, then you don't have much further to look! Let's face it—to make a Halloween mummy is the absolutely PERFECT way to add to your décor, without spending way too much on it. However, it also depends on what method you use in order to create your decorations as well. Here's a way to make a Halloween mummy using tape, a human, toilet paper, and glue. It will take a little bit of maneuvering and you'll need someone capable of sitting still for a long period of time as well. There is a slight risk of being accidentally cut by the scissor in this, but if you're both careful and no one wiggles or jolts too much, no one will be injured. It's best that if you have little kids, you do this while they're absorbed in something else. All that aside, here's how you make a Halloween mummy!

You Will Need: 

  • Scissors (safety scissors probably won't work, sadly)
  • plastic wrap
  • clear packing tape (it might take a roll or two)
  • glue or double sided tape
  • a human of whatever size that you want

First of all, you're going to need to have the person that's going to be your mummy wearing well-fitting (but not too tight or too loose) clothing. What you're going to do is wrap the saran wrap twice around each part of their body and then tape it. You'll want to use at least three layers of tape, so that it's easy to cut, and that it's easier to put back together. You can do the whole torso, including the neck, all at once while you make a Halloween mummy. However, it's a lot more difficult than you might think.

For the head, since you don't really need features  to make a Halloween mummy, you can simply use the back of the head twice, then half that and tape it together, then attach it to the neck. Everything will be put back together with tape. Now, say that while you're making the mummy, you aren't sure how you can just slide the piece of saran wrap/tape mold off. All that you have to do is gently create a slit and then go ahead and tape it back up. This is time consuming, but it's worth it in the end! It's not nearly as difficult to make a Halloween mummy as this might make it sound, but it does take a little bit of work.

Once you're done taping everything up and you have the whole body put back together, except the head, go ahead and pull out a roll or two of toilet paper (or, if you prefer, white tissue paper) and stuff it. Stuff the head too and then tape it back together. It's easy to make a Halloween mummy this way, but you can also use this method to make your very own scarecrow or even your very own little statue for your room—whatever you have in mind.

Finally, you can glue the toilet paper or tape it to the outside of the mummy for the first layer. Then, go ahead and finish up by loosely wrapping the TP all around it. This is pretty much all that there is to make a Halloween mummy.

You can add spider webs and other additions when you make a Halloween mummy. Pretty much, do whatever it takes in order to make your Halloween mummy the best you can!