The Mummy: Anck Su Namun Research & discoveries!


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To accompany my Rick O'Connell costume my GF wanted me to make her an Anck Su namun costume from "The Mummy Returns" - I was more than happy to!

... now of course this means I am now DEEP down the rabbit hole of research and discoveries on this.

This is the version we are going with:


So right away I had a totally awesome discovery in the wild! I found the EXACT beds used in the wig just hanging about in Jo-Anne Fabrics! This is the rare and absurd thrill of replicating props and costumes - to just stumble on exactly what you need 20+ years after the movie was made!

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This is what makes it addictive.
Here are some pics from the Prop Store auction that are insanely helpful in putting this together. However - they 100% put the gold shoulder piece backwards! You can tell because it has the dangling beads on the wrong side. There are no beads on the original costume back, only on the front.

Of course if anyone has any suggestions of fabric choice - please throw them below - that skirt fabric is a bit baffling.



HELP - This Skirt fabric is killing me - if anyone has thoughts on the skirt or waistband lmk!


Close up of the mask - just going to use a generic white mask from Amazon and use foam clay to sculpt on top if it. I think they literally just used a basic generic mask for this - it's pretty formless.

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Her Armband: So after a bunch of research I learned that her armband is the goddess Nekhbet - a vulture. There are no good screenshots of this and I wound up paying $11 on Alamy like a jerk to get the only hi rez image of this I could. I will likely try making this in Tinkercad + possibly sculpting on top and casting them.

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For the Rings: So there are two kinds of Rings on her outfit - a double and single. I'm working on drawing those up and will 3D print them. I haven't started doing the details - as you can see there are some engravings on them.

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That's most if it for now! I'll plop more updates here as I go in!



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