29th December 2011: Turban and bandolier. 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!
17th October 2011: Beginning. 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.
RevolverKitty - 17th October 2011
Ardeth Bay cosplay! So awesome, cant wait to see this when its done :D
Sephirayne - 17th October 2011
Awesome. Looking forward to seeing this complete.
Joshua - 1st April 2021
... And here I am again, after a loooong hiatus, starting on this project again. I have just now cut the robe out and having to feel my way a bit. My old computer died with all the research on it, so I had to start all over again from scratch, and the original site I was using as a reference has disappeared. No matter, I am working on it.
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