I know that 1999’s The Mummy with Brendan Frazier is not everyone’s cup of tea. I also know that the 2017 attempt at revitalizing the franchise practically elevates Frazier’s silly romp to high art. I. personally, love action-adventure qualities of the ’99 film despite it abandoning its origins. I also loved the set designs and art direction of the film, taking traditional Egyptian design and pushing the ornate qualities, giving us some truly memorable pieces. One of these, of course was The Book of the Dead prop. A gnarly mystic grimoire with accompanying “key”, the prop has been duplicated for sale by many skilled artists and if you look hard enough you can find a few online.
You can also find a tutorial on making one using foam, cardboard, a woodburning tool and some hot glue… I shit you not. Youtuber and cosplayer Rachel Maksy gives us the skinny, free of charge on her youtube channel here. Enjoy!Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in