My godson J needed a costume for a school parade. The school encouraged parents to get involved and help make them at home. That meant that Mom and Dad turned to the crafterhours empire for cheerleading after finding this tutorial on Threadbanger.
J's dad, Curt, really didn't need much cheerleading. A thrifted shirt, pants and sheet are all the materials required. The tutorial includes a great video with its own guy-style cheerleading. ("You can't mess it up. It's a mummy costume.")
The best part of the construction process was Curt in the sewing seat, with his self-designed ninja headband. Apparently this is critical to development. He was in complete control of the sewing, I just helped with the bobbin once or twice.
The total cost for materials was about $6. Considering you really don't have to pay any attention whatsoever to the quality of your stitching, it came together pretty quickly. We learned that the fit of the base garments needs to be roomy throughout to accommodate sliding it on and off. I'd anticipated that with a knit base garment and a zigzag stitch we'd be okay, but there wasn't enough give without making the strips ruffly-- so there was an unplanned side panel refashion in the middle of the process. ("It's a mummy costume. you can't mess it up".) Maybe a rufflier version would be a girly mummy costume.
Rather than try to wrap J's head with strips as he was jumping out of the car for school, Curt trimmed the bill off of a baseball hat and used the rest of the hat as a base to apply strips so that they could be placed/removed easily.
As with any costume, the measure of success is the level of excitement in the heart of the wearer-- and in this case, on a scale of 1 to 10, it's a 14.