Prepping for Halloween is what we live for, but if time isn’t exactly on your side, we havethe perfect DIY Halloween costume for you (and even your boo). If you’re looking for a last-minute getup that’ll keep them screaming, then search no further than this easy mummy costume that is as fast as it is frightening.

How to Make a Mummy Costume

DIY Mummy Halloween Costume

Materials + Tools:

  • 1 yard of white and cream cotton fabric
  • white tank top and gauzy white skirt


1. Cut slits into the bottom of the skirt. The more shredded-looking the better.

2. Use extra fabric to wrap around the top of the body.

3. Weave pieces through the wrapped pieces for extra texture.

4. Keep wrapping and weaving in a freestyle fashion until you feel sufficiently mummified.

Mummy Makeup Tutorial

Mummy Halloween Makeup

1. White Base: Start off by using either a makeup sponge or a stippling brush to apply a layer of white makeup to your face, neck, and décolletage. You can go onto your arms if you really want to commit!

2. Charcoal Contour: To bring in that spooky depth, add a black and charcoal contour to the hollows of your cheeks, around your hairline, the sides of your nose, under your nose and lower lip, down your neck, and across your décolletage.

3. Bruised Eye Sockets: To create these bloody, bruised eyes, use a deep red cream shadow to make circles around your eyes, covering your eyebrows, and fill them in. Now add depth with a black eyeshadow to your creases, inside corners of your eyes, and along your lower lash line. To set your eyes, cover the rest of the red cream shadow with a lighter red eyeshadow.

4. Mascara + Eyeliner + Lips: Line the full brim of your eyes and add a couple of coats of mascara to your eyelashes. On your lips, just add a little nude gloss over the white, so you can have a little of your natural lip peek through the white that is on them from the first step.

DIY Mummy and Ghost Halloween Couples Costume

Yikes. We’re having flashbacks from The Ring. Do yourself a favor and avoid looking in the mirror after you’ve had a few drinks ;)

(All photos by Brit + Co)

For more Halloween costume inspo, head to our Halloween section. It’s a doozy!

DIY Production + Wardrobe: Kelly Bryden

Hair and Makeup: Misty Spinney

Photography: Kurt Andre