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How to reuse old sheets for your Halloween costumes

The end of October is a bit grey: between the terrible month of November, the end of the holidays and the grey days, it's sometimes hard to keep the morale up. But the end of October also (and especially) rhymes with Halloween, the not-so-French tradition that we've loved celebrating for years. And if Halloween 2020 won't be synonymous with "trick or treating" as a family, it's an opportunity to focus on DIY, to transform your home into a pumpkin paradise and to make deliciously terrifying costumes. It won't surprise you, but we love recycling our old sheets to create the craziest costumes - because as much as we love Casper, you can do a lot more with a pair of sheets than a ghost costume. Follow the guide!

The return of the mummy

We'll start with a fairly easy costume that also allows you to reuse your most damaged sheets (if they've lost their luster, that's even better). All you have to do is cut your sheet into long strips of unequal size and find a guinea pig to wrap them around. Don't hesitate to put on a t-shirt and white leggings to cover yourself a bit and roll up.

These Romans are crazy

Another simple but effective idea. All you need is a large white sheet and a ribbon or rope to transform yourself into a Roman (or Greek) statue in an instant. Cross the two sides of the sheet in the back and tie the two corners on your shoulder before tying the whole thing with your golden rope. And that's it. You can add some accessories (grapes or a sword) or even pay homage to the Statue of Liberty if you find an old green sheet. And if you really want to terrify your neighbours (or your family), a few drops of fake blood or some white make-up will turn you into the ghost of Julius Caesar who has come to settle a few scores. Tu quoque, mi fili?

May the force be with you

The perfect costume for the whole family: Star Wars characters! Because if you think about it, the heroes of the Galaxy all walk around in sheets, more or less. White sheet version for Princess Leia or Luke Skywalker, brown for Obi Wan (you can easily dye old sheets in the machine) or with a bit of green make-up to turn into Yoda! And if you're the sewing machine expert type, you can add sleeves or create pants to spice up your costume.

Cape or no cape?

If your kids love the story of Little Red Riding Hood, it's time to pull out an old red sheet -- or bet on a little dye -- and make the costume of their dreams. Go to this great tutorial to find all the technical details - you'd better have some sewing knowledge for this costume or the desire to take advantage of the holidays to learn a new hobby. The good news? It also works for a vampire costume and for a whole bunch of superhero costumes!

What about decorating?

You've made your dream costume. It's time to create a scary atmosphere for an unforgettable Halloween party. Don't forget the pumpkin carving workshop and get out your last unused sheets to cover the street lamps (which will be left off of course) and create strange silhouettes in the living room. All that's left to do is dim the lights, get out the candy packs, throw on Hocus Pocus and shake. Happy Halloween to all.

Now that you've given your old sheets a second life, why not treat yourself to a new set of La Chambre? You deserve it.