Queen Nefertiti for a Halloween costume party
In Halloween of 2011, I dressed as Nefertiti, the little known Queen of Egypt and Great Royal Wife of pharaoh Akhenaten during the 18th Dynasty, 14th century B.C. Why choose an obscure queen and not someone like the more famous Cleopatra? It is the mystery and controversy that surrounded the life of Nefertiti that intrigues me. There are doubts about her royal lineage and whether Nefertiti was in fact the actual mother of Akhenaten, and his wife at the same time. Scholars believed that Nefertiti urged her husband to leave the old gods and worhip the sole god, Aten, an act considered as heretical. She changed her name to 'Neferneferuaten-Nefertiti' or 'The Aten is radiant because the beautiful one has come'. And Nefertiti attained the power and status of a Pharaoh and co-ruler with Akhenaten. After bearing six daughters and no sons, Nefertiti disappeared and was never seen again.
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Instead of wearing the conical pillbox hat that Nefertiti wore as depicted in art, I will choose a pharaoh's headdress to symbolize her reign as a female pharoah.
Nefertiti immoratlized in the art world - The conical hat and recognizable profile
This hand-painted profile of the mysterious Egyptian Queen is painstakingly painted on papyrus paper which will stand out in any dÃ©cor when framed.
Beautifully crafted of resin, this interpretation of Queen Nefertiti is a nice addition to any home, den, office or a perfect gift for a historian.
Egyptian Queen Nefertiti Adult Halloween Costume
(11-13) Adult Nefertiti Costume
Nefertiti Egyptian Queen Adult Costume
My 2011 Nefertiti costume
The eyes have it.
For a dramatic effect, I am going to wear my eye makeup similar to Cleopatra's as shown on this video.
Nefertiti Eye Makeup
Eye makeup needed to create the enticingly bold, exotic and exaggerated Nefertiti or Cleopatra eyes.
Some ideas on how to make your own Nefertiti costume
Let your creativity shine through your Nefertiti costume. Let your interpretation of what you think Nefertiti should look like come alive in a costume party.
- Nefertiti Costume Ideas | eHow.com
Nefertiti Costume Ideas. The Egyptian queen Nefertiti lived from 1390 to 1360 B.C. and was considered the beauty of her time. She had many sculptures, paintings and other objects created in her image, including a bust...
- How to Make Egyptian Costumes | eHow.co.uk
How to Make Egyptian Costumes. Egyptian costumes are great to use for Halloween costumes. They are also striking for group costumes for costume parties and for theater performances. While not quite authentic, they look...
Which Nefertiti costume is a winner? - Your opinion matters.
Eye makeup, of course, will make a big dramatic difference.
Which of these 4 store-bought costumes should I wear to the costume party?
Interesting links and facts about Nefertiti's disappearance
One theory of Nefertiti's disappearance is that she assumed a male identity and ruled under the name Smenkhkhare. In another theory, she was murdered as part of the return to the traditional Egyptian religious customs. Another is that she simply died.