In our room of requirement we have a 7’ wooden shipping crate. It’s now going to hold a 6’6” mummy that I made for Halloween.

spare 7' tall wooden crate

I built the mummy out of chicken wire and 3" strips of gauze and muslin. If I had more time, I'd stain the cloth to age it—not this year!

the mummy, under construction

It's anachronistic but I'm leaving the styrofoam in place just in case I need the crate for its original purpose!

the crate, with mummy, and partially filled with "packing straw"