Every year the 6th grade does an Egyptian Wax exhibit. It’s really cool. They’re assigned a character to be and they spend weeks understanding the unit – and drawing and painting museum sets. They have parents, friends, and the whole school come through to view & listen to them, tell about their God, or icon. Our Will was “Thoth”. Ohhhkkkayyy . . . .they don’t sell this costume. Nor the mask. The masks I could find that were somewhat like this were very custom and VERY pricey – so we made our own. I thought it turned out pretty good. His teacher gave him a great grade for the quality and effort. He was very happy with mask and costume etc. . .
#1: I took a pharaoh, actually it may have been a cleapatra costume and pulled it apart (I bought online – it was only glued together.) I peeled off anything that looked girly – gems, eyelashes etc. . . **Tip: For glue that still sticks to felt – hair dry section for a few min to soften glue and wipe down.
#2: Sprayed a mardi gra mask gold, cut it in half & then sewed it to the pharaoh eye mask. I had to make sure it cut it where I knew I could sew into the mask just right. I did have to force the nose a little bit – because the mask was not flexible, but the nose was. Once in place – it seemed really sturdy. I used an upholstery needle & flexible quilting thread for strength.
#3: Glued the pharaoh trim back on in the right place. I did cut some black felt and glued it to the back of mask to hide the sew job etc. . . to make it look more polished.
#4: Torn sheet for the tunic. Used some pieces like the belt and stuff for the rest of costume.
#5: We sprayed a wooden dowel black – and found a gold serpent that was like a pipe cleaner (halloween decor) & twisted it around the stick for his “Was” or rod. – sorry no up close pic – but you can kinda see in the single pic.
Walla! Behold the power of THOTH!
What Thoth is supposed to look like – kinda,