How to Dress Like an Ancient Egyptian
Cool ideas for Egyptian style! For fun, or for Halloween.(For girls)
Look online for their style. Go Google Egyptian history or ancient Egyptian fashion.
Egyptians wore lots of eye make-up. Use lots of black eyeliner (liquid, kohl or gel - the Egyptians originally used kohl, but it's your choice) and make "cat-eyes" and strong brows. Wear eyeshadow - the Egyptians originally used crushed gems, mostly turquoise/blue-green-ish, to create eyeshadow. Also be sure to wear concealer if you have any imperfections in your skin to cover up. If you're very pale, you could use bronzer to make your skin look more tan, but be sure to make it look natural. You could also wear red lipstick, but be sure the red colour isn't too bright.
Wear an Egyptian-styled dress. It's sometimes possible to buy ancient Egyptian-inspired dresses, but if you can't find anything, just buy a long, white dress. Maybe with drapes. Other colours are gold, turquoise/blue-green tones and red.
Wear their shoes. Strappy sandals - or bare feet!
Accessorize. For necklaces, look for Egyptian symbols such as ankhs, hieroglyphics, and the eyes of Horus. Precious gems such as sapphires and turquoise were prized among ancient Egyptians. Also wear anklets, big wide necklaces like theirs, etc.
Have your hair black. Dye it or wear a wig. If you choose to wear a wig, be sure to use one that looks natural and not too shiny and costume-y. You could also wear golden pearls or gems in your hair like they did or have it braided into tiny little braids.
- Be as authentic as you are able, but just have fun!
- When wearing a lot of black eye makeup, there are some risks you should know about: you can easily accidentally smudge it off and/or ruin it if you just accidentally touch it. Be sure to get a good one that stays on.
- Don't walk out of the house wearing a draped sheet.
Things You'll Need
- Black eyeliner
- Black mascara
- Turquoise/blue/green eyeshadow
- Clothes, shoes, and accessories listed above