Cleopatra fancy dress is always a popular costume idea for women. It can make for a glamorous style which will turn heads at any fancy dress party.
To put this costume together there are a few different style choices you can make. Most people go for a classic white floaty dress with material coming down from sleeves. The white dress on it’s own is not enough for the costume. You absolutely have to add in a few accessories to really make this look like an authentic egyptian costume.
Gold accessories are a key part of this look. If you are going for white a gold sash worn around the waist as a belt works very well. You should allow this to hang down the front of the dress.
On your wrist wear large fancy dress gold bangles with white cloth attached. Some people also like to wear snake jewelry that wraps around the wrist up to the elbow.
On the shoulders most people wear a large wrap around golden piece of clothing that fits in with the egyptian fancy dress look. You can either make this yourself, if you are a confident craft person, or just buy it as part of the costume.
The headpiece is probably the most fun part of this costume. It is typically a golden band with flecks of blue. There is a trail which goes down the back of the costume. This can be fun to make yourself if you have lots of gold paint or you can buy it as part of the costume.
The hair is also an eye catching element of this costume. A Cleopatra fancy dress wig is typically dark and braided in an egyptian style.