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Bast Halloween Costume: Anubis by bastblack Bast Halloween Costume: Anubis by bastblack
Last year I did Inuyasha and won Best Costume. (Weee!)
So how do I follow that up? *feels the pressure*
In a word, Anubis!

I'm a big Ancient Egypt fan, and Anubis is one of my favorites.
I spent the past 3 weeks building am Anubis mask based on the Anubis effigy in Tut's tomb. It wasn't easy because I had to invent my own pattern from scratch, which basically means alot of trail and error. The mask under went 5 versions. The one pictured here is number 5.

Matt (aka "The Beer Fairy") modeling the mask for me infront of the Mummy post with Brendon Fraiser. Heeh heeh. ;)

Materials used:

Black Velvet
Metallic Gold fabric
Fusible Webbing
Beading wire
Spray glue
Plastic canvas
Taxidermy Coyote nose
and lots and lots of all purpose black thread

I think the mask turned out pretty well for my first attempt doing anything like this. I won Scarest Costume this year for The Egyptian God of Dead. Isn't that cool? I guess people thought Anpu was scary. Must be the ears, right?

I'm still not 100% with the ears (Grr! Doing the ears was hard!), but at least I got it done in time for Halloween.

Halloween is so much fun. Now I need some sleep, badly. I pulled an allnighter to get the mask done last night. Wheeow.

p.s. The rest of the Egyptian Outfit is not pictured. I recycled that outfit from a previous Egyptian costume I made. I have 2 bead collars (one gold, and one gold-blue-green), an gold linen-ish outter dress, black under dress, black tights, long black velvet gloves, black Egyptian styled wig, and gold rope for a belt.

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inuyasharocks01862 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OMG, I just found my next Halloween costume dude can yu send me the pattern?, next to Baset, Anubis is my second fav. :)
Eye-gor Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Great job on the Anubis mask! It looks awesome!
AnubisandIsis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
I can't see the timestamps on these posts, so if this is old, many pardons. Here is my contribution for Halloween 2012, and YES the dark lady Bastet is in progress, I should have her complete this week. :-)


See the full build process on Instructables.


I'm "bustin' " a little bit, and so happy to share, I have been far out of touch with my creativity for too long and haven't done anything like this in over 20 years. Reconnecting with my creativity is like discovering an old friend. . . . hopefully the process will help someone in discovering their own muse. Enjoy.
Angel-79 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
nice work on the Anubis. and don't they know.... Anubis isn't scary..... Bast is, every bit a Dark Lady, but a mother goddess as well.
Gaara-Sephiroth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
OMG! That is freaking awesome! XD
Simple-Photo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Master piece, incredible done:clap:
buffylova Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
This looks amazing!
bastblack Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm thinking about making a Bast head for next Halloween. ^^
reddevilduck Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
Wow thats great!
Lol, at first i saw Brendon Fraiser in the background and thought it was you. Full veiw is very helpful.

Did you use the black velvet for the head or just the ears?
bastblack Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
Everything black is black velvet. Only the gold the inner ear is a different fabric.
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