Halloween is not the only time to celebrate Ancient Egypt. While the fun holiday is a great time to channel one’s inner Cleopatra or Anubis, there are many other ways to dress like an Egyptian throughout the entire year.
Egyptian symbols, such as hieroglyphs, the ankh or the Eye of Horus, have appeared on t-shirts for both men and women of all ages. It is almost like a substitute to wear these shirts than wear the jewelry that showcase these symbols. Other symbols, like the goddess Isis or scarabs have appeared on shirts. Even the death mask of King Tutankhamun is on a t-shirt!
Winter attire have also gotten the Ancient Egypt treatment. Beanies, gloves, and scarves can be seen with hieroglyphs, ankhs and scarabs. And in the summer, there’s a chance of anyone finding a swimsuit with these very symbols on them.
Some women can go Egyptian during a night out when they wear a mini-dress that has hieroglyphs or an image of Queen Nefertiti’s bust depicted on the outfit. That, along with their Egyptian-style jewelry, and these women might feel like royalty during the night. Even more so, they might just get treated like royalty! Such is the magic that is Ancient Egypt.
Some fashion designers may get inspired by Ancient Egypt, and will display it in their seasonal collections. They will recreate the costumes of the pharaohs, or have their models wear headpieces similar to those worn by Cleopatra or Nefertiti. Shiny gold dresses have been seen at haute couture shows in recent years, all to mimic the days of the pharaoh’s court.
Usually, the colors on these articles of clothing would be gold, since Egypt was – and still is – in the desert. The Great Pyramids, the Great Sphinx, the various statues and temples up and down the Nile, all have a golden, sandy look to them. That is why many clothes that represent Ancient Egypt tend to have this shade of yellow.
Black is also commonly used with Egyptian-inspired attire. This may have to do with how the ancient Egyptians depicted their gods, especially Horus and Anubis. It also could be because in King Tutankhuman’s tomb, some of his furniture and décor was found to have a black color to them.
Since Ancient Egypt was a unique civilization unlike others in the world, and its famous rulers continue to grab the imagination, many choose to celebrate this by their outfits. Luckily, there are many ways to dress like an Egyptian – and in turn, feel like one!