So I have to admit that I’m sort of a minimalist when it comes to Halloween costumes. I don’t get all dressed up and I don’t really go all out. Last year I was an “Instaglam” selfie (here) and the year before I was a glizty skeleton (here). But this year when JCPenney‘s approached me about creating a costume out of a pair of sheets I knew I had to accept the challenge.
A flat sheet is like a precut, pre-sewn yard or two of fabric. Did I want to be Celopatra? Or maybe I wanted to be a Greek Goddess? Nope! I wanted to be a mummy! I was obsessed with Jessica Simpsons Mommy Mummy costume from a few years ago and I wanted to try my hand at creating my own version.
Keeping with the minimalist theme of Miss Kris Halloween Costumes, the only materials you’ll need for this project are an old flat sheet and a pair of scissors. You may also need a few safety pins just to help keep your costume in place.
First, create your cloth strips by laying your sheet flat and create a few slits in the end of your sheet about 4 inches apart.
Use your hands to tear your sheet at the slits. It’s just that easy! Using your hands to tear the sheets helps create frayed edges.
DIY TIP: If your sheets are bright white, soak your strips in a tea bath to give them that aged look. To creat your tea bath, simple add a few tea bags to a gallon or two of water. Drop in your cloth strips and let them soak for 10 – 20 mins. Remove them from the bath, ring our the extra tea and allow them time to dry.
Now it’s time to start wrapping. This is really a two person job so ask a buddy or your boo to help! Start by tying a knot around a limb (leg, arm or waist) to anchor. Then start wrapping!
Knot the two cloth strips together as you continue to wrap your body so that they’re all connected. There’s really no “correct” way to wrap. It’s really up to your creative genius.
After Sylvia (my photog friend + buddy) spent precious time wrapping my legs, I decided that my mummy need to be in a dress… obviously! To create the dress we simply cut off the strips that were wrapped around my legs and pinned them to my Spanx. Ahhh the ingenuity!
Much love to my neighbor who said I looked like I just had a full body and face lift. lol Oh the things people think when you live in Hollywood.
and now for the best part…
IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!!!
JCPenney has been a great partner for this project. You guys already know that I love to make a trip to the store to thumb through the clothing racks, but while I’m there I also make sure I spot by their home department. They have fabulous collection with designers link Jonathan Adler and Liz Clairborne. Today they’re giving away a coverlet and a sheet set from Royal Velvet. YEA!!!! I’m so excited about this giveaway because let em tell y’all these sheet are yummy. I have a pair myself and I just adore them. The only downside is that it makes getting out of bed in time for work almost impossible. Entering is easy…
Simply leave a comment below completing the following statement:
Thanks JCP! I’d use a flat sheet to create a __________ costume for Halloween.
Leave that comment finishing that statement and you’re entered! The contest ends Friday October 24th at 7pm pst when one lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive the bedding collection.
And the winner is…
Thanks to all who entered!
Good luck and Happy Halloween!
Photos by Sylvia G
Post Sponsored by JCPenney