Happy 1st birthday to my gorgeous little boy. You are the kindest, smartest, most wonderful little boy in the whole world and I am so lucky to be able to call myself your mummy. Love you to the moon and back Charlie 👶🏼❤️
The classic Universal Monsters strutting their stuff from left to right: The Invisible Man, The Mummy, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolf Man, Frankenstein’s Monster, and The Creature from The Black Lagoon.
I wanted them to look all model'y just for the fun of it while still keeping some of their original design. I got inspiration for the mummy from modern Egyptian models, while the creature from the black lagoon turned out very different, but I did my best with some scales tattoos and a raincoat.
I actually made it in color, but I like the silver version better.
I used to work at the museum as the guy that told people not to touch
the mummies. It was normally easy because most people are respectful or
too stupid to realize that the mummies could be touched, but one old
woman came in every year on the same day and made my job tough. She wore
a shirt that said “#1 Mummy Toucher” and didn’t even look at the other
exhibits, even though we had some cool ones like King Arthur’s round
tablecloth and Kennedy’s novel about the Matrix. This woman
would hop right over the velvet “do not hop over” rope and make a
bee-line for the most touchable mummy. One year I was a step ahead of
her and dressed up as that mummy, so when she went to touch me I grabbed
her hand and said, “Don’t touch the mumm-ME!” and laughed and laughed.
She didn’t think it was very funny though and had a big heart attack and
died on the spot. I didn’t want to get in trouble so I threw her into
one of the empty mummy sarcophagi. I think she’s still there today.
Anyway, obviously I got promoted from that job to tour guide, so if
you’ll follow me, we’ll check out Kennedy’s novel that caused the
Wachowskis to kill him.
King Ramses II anointing the God Osiris. Osiris is represented blue-skinned, mummiform, wearing the Two Feathers Crown with the Solar disk and ram’s horns. “Temple of Millions of Years” of King Ramses II at Abydos, detail from the Chapel S/X
“Mummy No. 30007, currently residing at the American Museum of Natural History, is a showstopper. She’s known as the Gilded Lady, for good reason: Her coffin, intricately decorated with linen, a golden headdress and facial features, has an air of divinity. She’s so well preserved that she looks exactly how the people of her time hoped she would appear for eternity. To contemporary scientists, however, it’s what they don’t see that is equally fascinating: Who was this ancient woman, and what did she look like when she was alive?” Read more about Mummies via The New York Times.