DIY Pharaoh of the Nile Baby Costume
This is my 5 month old son Lincoln’s first Halloween. I got the idea for his costume more than a month ago when my husband asked me for a burp cloth. I tossed one to him and it landed on my son’s head so perfectly that it looked like an Egyptian headdress, and thus his Halloween costume idea was born!
The headdress is made from a burp cloth that has been lined with washi tape and attached to a hat with a pair of my earrings. I spray painted a rubber snake gold and sewed it to the hat and used some wire to make it stand up. He’s wearing a gold collar necklace. The cuffs are a toilet paper roll covered with the gold washi tape. The cape and “skirt” are also lined with washi tape and a ribbon belt completes the look. His crook is made from the hook of a coat hanger that was taped to a pencil. I then wrapped the washi tape around it and covered it with clear packing tape to make the different layers smooth. The flail was similar: made from a pencil with pony beads attached to the eraser by a pushpin. I only spent about $10 on the paint and tape. I had all of the other materials at home such as the leftover fabric that made the cape, a sheet made the skirt, and pieces of ribbon, yarn, etc to finish it off.
The costume was no sew as I “hemmed” the fabric with the tape. This made it super easy to make. The cape is like a semi-circle skirt pattern. I used brads to hold the belt together and to attach the yarn ties to his cape. Honestly, the hardest part was getting him dressed! I knew I couldn’t use him as a model while I was making the costume so I used a large stuffed penguin from his nursery as my mannequin while I worked! Everyone loved his outfit, cause who doesn’t love a cute baby on Halloween?! Their favorite part was his headdress with the snake, and they liked that it was a burp cloth. What a funny and simple inspiration.
Pharaoh of the Nile baby costume submitted by Leah B.