Well I have decided to enter this costume contest HERE at Your wardrobe unlocked. I entered last years and this year. I won last years and it was great fun making something I never made. This year the theme is Insects, cool I guess. I’m not a big fan of insects and I really wish it was something else. But I will take it on and I will love it.
I really don’t have a set ideas on anything to do. I did think about doing Bees. I love bees. I have a wonderful fantasy Queen Bee costume that includes a Honeycomb crown and wings.
but in the back of my head I’m telling myself that Someone else is going to do a bee in some fashion. Bees are easy. Same with butterflies and ladybugs.
The only other bug I had in my mind was a Scarab.
I was really excited about choosing the scarab after my trillionth re-watch of The Mummy( the one from 1999)
I was also inspired by some beautiful Egyptian Scarab brooches that I have seen that have really beautiful
Some of those little beauties….
I’m thinking I would go art nouveau a la Mucha meets Gibson Girl Camille Clifford meets Egyptian Goddess with this one. Something soft and beautiful yet strong and sexy.
I would like to incorporate the scarab somehow but I haven’t figured that out just yet.
first things first (and my favorite part)
Some research on the history and mythology the Scarab in ancient Egypt. Who doesn’t love a research project?
header picture is from Here