Ancient Egyptian Costumes
Egyptian outfits are one of our many specialties at Wonder Costumes. We take great pride in our wide variety of ancient Egyptian costumes. From the great Pharaohs to the all mighty gods themselves, Wonder Costumes has got you covered! The term “Ancient Egyptian” refers to the time period from 3500 BC to 2500 BC, and is split into three periods—the “Old Kingdom”, the “Middle Kingdom”, and the “New Kingdom”—and we’ve got costumes from every era!
Ancient Egyptians designed their clothes to keep them cool in the hot Egyptian sun, so their fashion was derived from the need to adapt to the temperatures of the arid desert. You on the other hand, may be simply looking for an Egyptian costume for a theme party or play, but the styles we carry are close replicas of the clothes worn by the reigning Egyptians at the prime of the civilization. For males we have traditional outfits that include key parts, like decorated tunics, matching headpieces and Shendyts. In Egyptian fashion, these were simple linen skirts which started fairly short but grew longer as time went on. Females tended to wear an ankle length tight fitting dress called the Kalasiris. These dresses are comfortable and flattering, and will make you look like a queen at your next Egyptian themed event. Speaking of queens, we’ve got Pharoah costumes as well! Our collection would not be complete without the famous beauty of the Nile: Cleopatra! Pharaohs are depicted as wearing these Shendyts, and Usekh collars in addition to the ever iconic Nemes Headdress. That’s the one with the gold and purple stripes! Now when you’re looking for a costume you’ll know what these garments are called. It’ll make you the costume expert at your party!
A costume from ancient Egypt is a great choice. Not only are they breezy and comfortable to wear, but they look great too. Not to mention how much fun the stories of the Egyptian Gods are. The antics of the Egyptian gods are wild and full of family drama. The story of Osiris and his brother Set alone make the Kardashians look like they get along well!
We can also give the ancient Egyptians credit for a certain favorite movie monster. The iconic embalming process of deceased pharaohs has given us that unique spin on the living dead: The mummy. Shambling and wrapped up in linen, a mummy costume is a fantastic way to pay tribute to not only one of the most advanced of ancient civilizations but a classic Halloween favorite as well!
We also have plenty of accessories and accessory kits! You can have tons of fun building a costume out of only a few accessories. You could grab a pack of pharaoh jewelry and make your own Shendyt out of bed sheets. Not only is it satisfying but it’ll give your costume that nice homemade look! Maybe even supplement your existing costume with the symbol of immortality, the ankh staff!
The possibilities for fantastic costumes are just endless when you look to Ancient Egypt for inspiration, and Wonder Costumes can supply you with anything from a simple staff to a full “Queen of The Nile” getup! Feel free to browse or search our site for the perfect Egyptian costume or contact us via phone or e-mail if you need assistance finding the ideal outfit for you. Our toll free phone # is 1-800-288-9916 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.