Whether you are trying to whip together a Halloween costume at the last minute or are just a fan of DIY, you'll be amazed at what you can create with only a bedsheet. Grab that extra set of linens and a pair of scissors, roll up your sleeves and get ready to make a Halloween costume you or your kids are sure to love.
How cute is this? This Statue of Liberty costume from MilkandCuddles.com is not only easy to make, it requires no sewing. Simply take a green, twin size fitted sheet and wrap it around your kid, safety-pinning it over the shoulder to fit. To make the tablet, simply wrap a green pillowcase around a book. Finish off your look with the hat (she bought hers for $1 at Target) and you are ready for trick-or-treating.
If you have some colorful sheets lying around, these superhero capes from skirtastop.com would be the perfect Halloween costumes. Follow her easy tutorial (although she uses fabric in hers, a sheet would work just fine) to create a personalized cape for all of your superheroes.
Mummify your kids by simply ripping up an old bedsheet and tying it around their arms and legs. Add on white paint to their faces and black around the eyes to create that "slightly undead" look.
Is your child crazy about the movie Frozen? Thought so. You can make her the perfect Olaf the snowman costume out of a white bedsheet. The eyes and buttons in this costume were made out of felt while the carrot was drawn on freehand. Check out the tutorial for more detailed instructions.
This adorable Princess Leia was made out of a white bed sheet, while her hair piece was made out of a brown t-shirt. You can also make the R2-D2 costume from a cardboard box, which was creased to make more rounded, while the helmet was made from a metal mixing bowl.
Creating a toga out of a sheet will make the perfect Halloween costume for your little Caesar. Check out the tutorial at Kartwheels.org to transform a plain bedsheet into a great costume.
This same outfit can also be used for an angel. Simply swap out the laurel crown for a halo and add in some angel wings.
When life gives you grapes, you pull your sheet off of your bed and make a costume out of it, right? This costume is so fun and just requires a purple sheet, some purple tights and a whole bunch (get it?) of purple balloons. You can even have the entire family wear this costume and go as a grapevine. Check out the Coolest Homemade Costumes' website for the complete tutorial.
We couldn't do a bedsheet costume roundup and leave out the traditional ghost costume. This mom simply cut out holes for the head and arms, ripped the ends and placed a white beanie on her son's head. The white makeup with the black eyes gives it the final ghostly touches.
These butterfly wings are so dreamy and would make a fun DIY project. You can buy these for around $16 at MagicCabin.com — or you can make them out of colored bedsheets! Use paints or markers to add in the detail.
If you've truly left things to the last minute, this is a super-duper easy costume for you or your kids. Wear your jammies, wrap a sheet around your underarms, use a hair clip to secure a pillow to the back of your head, and — voilà — you've got yourself one heck of a cozy costume!
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Originally published October 2014. Updated October 2016.
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