Last-minute Tin Hinan

In the final run-up to Halloween, we’re offering tips on how to do last-minute, stripped-down versions of some of our popular costumes.


Do you have any blue sheets? How about some blue curtain sheers, or maybe a blue shawl or scarf? If so, you can be Tin Hinan.

Tin Hinan was the semi-legendary matriarch and queen of the Tuareg people. She’s believed to have lived in the fourth century in Roman North Africa. Here’s what you need:

  • Take a blue bedsheet (any shade of blue) and wrap it around you as a chiton (tunic). The chiton instructions are on the Tin Hinan page. It’s just a bedsheet and safety pins.
  • Drape a blue curtain sheer (any shade of blue) over your head or just around your body in a dramatic fashion.
  • Pile on all the metallic jewelry you can find. Bangles, bracelets, necklaces, everything.
  • Rim your eyes in black eyeliner and wear blue-black lipstick.

And that’s it! You’re Tin Hinan.

More inspiration, courtesy of YouTube:


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2 Comments → “Last-minute Tin Hinan”

  1. one angry girl


  2. Suzanne Scoggins


    Love those stickers!