Safely Spooking

Stay safe while wearing a spectacularly spooky mask of your own creation.


Luke Tafoya

Make a spectacularly spooky mask for Halloween.

Luke Tafoya, Columnist

Halloween approaching doesn’t take away from the fact that we as a society are still inside of a world-wide pandemic. With this being the case, we are almost always required to wear a mask. Today, it’s one of the most common personal accessories. So why not celebrate this spooky season by making a homemade mask! Halloween themed, of course. Though masks are incredibly common now, most people don’t know where to start when making their own. Here’s how you can make your very own spooky mask.


  • Tight stitched cotton fabric (breathable)
  • 2 elastic bands 
  • Halloween themed fabric or Halloween colored fabric cut outs (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler  
  • Some type of writing utensil 
  • Sewing needle and thread or sewing machine


  1. Cut two ten by six inch pieces of your favorite spooky fabric. Then, adjust as needed. Be sure they are tightly stretched.
  2. Stack the two pieces, then fold over the long sides of the fabric- about one fourth of an inch. Next, sew. Finally, for this step, fold the fabric about half an inch along the short sides. Sew all pieces together as needed.
  3. If you decide to use Halloween cut outs, sew them onto the fabric that will face outwards.
  4. Run a 12 inch length of elastic through the fold of each short side, then, adjust as needed. It is helpful to use a needle or bobby pin to pull the elastic through. Lastly, tie the ends of the elastic tight.
  5. Pull on the elastic to tuck the knots inside the fold.
  6. Wear your mask and celebrate Halloween!

This project is a great way to switch it up with your boring and old mask. Making this mask is easy to do and a great way to spend your time, since most of us are stuck inside. If you’re still feeling crafty, try out another fall-themed D.I.Y. Don’t forget to remain safe while staying stylish in your new Halloween mask!

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