Joshua
 


Costume :Medjai
Source :The Mummy, The Mummy Returns
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :None


Costume Photos

Sword.

1904 patt. bandolier.

1898 Bandolier

Ardeth, body shot.

Original garments from the film.

Oded Fey's original costume.

Original garment from the film.

pattern 3

pattern 2

pattern 1

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Black cotton cloth, £20. Brass studs £7. Turban cloth £12.
Time Taken : Two hours for research.

Description
Basic or a particular version of the kit. I will use the Ardeth Bey version as the basis, but will see how close I can get to the look before I claim to be doing that particular char.
It was far easier than I thought to get details because loads of stuff had been posted at http://www.ardeth-bay.de/kostum/e-erstellungneu.html by a fan called Bianca, who I cannot thank enough for her generosity. She bought original cossys from the film co. and then posted photo's AND patterns with measurements.

Comments

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Ardeth Bay cosplay! So awesome, cant wait to see this when its done :D

by RevolverKitty on Monday, 17 October, 2011 - 12:48
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Awesome. Looking forward to seeing this complete.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 17 October, 2011 - 14:05
 

Journal

Turban and bandolier. (Posted 29th December 2011)

Went scouting round for a black turban cloth, but non found , so ended up buying 4 metres of black cotton muslin, which is pretty well the same thing. Tried out various styles of tying, downloaded from youtube, and found the best effect came from using a felt cap underneath, to get the height. Otherwise the turban was a bit low and lacked the form seen in the films.
I am going to have to make the bandoliers, I used to have an original 1904 patt. which is the type used for one of them, but sold it on some time ago. Big mistake, even the replicas are beyond my budget now. However I have downloaded the pattern for both types now, and bought the closure studs from Military Metalwork. So, I already have leather to do these, and will make a set for myself!

Beginning. (Posted 17th October 2011)

I have always had an interest in North Africa and the Arab world, and collect weapons and artifacts from there, as well as other places. I have always fancied putting together the full "kit". Then watching the Mummy for the umpteenth time I thought, "why not do it as a cosplay", and so....I hit the internet, and lo and behold, some nice person has already done, and shared the research. I couldn't not do it after that, could I.