Our Halloween brainstorming usually begins in the summer. We discuss ideas through September and start working on costumes by the beginning of October. Last summer Sophia read (and loved) The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. That's when she started talking about dressing up as an Egyptian for Halloween. When we were done moving to our new home and once again had access to all our tools and materials, we began our research by looking at several books about Egypt.
The headdress is similar to the one we saw on pictures of Nefertari, wife of Ramesses The Great. The multi-strand or sheet necklace was meant to look like the ones made out of gold and colorful stones that the Egyptian queen wore. Both pieces were machine quilted and made with recycled fabric scraps.
recycled fabric scraps
salvaged cardboard, beads