What’s up, Spirit fans?!

We know it’s some unprecedented times that we are living in right now and that the start of 2020 hasn’t been exactly ideal. But who could’ve predicted that we’d be in the middle of a global pandemic? Not us!

Like all of you, we’ve been keeping our fingers crossed for a solution to the COVID-19 situation with each day that goes by and we hope that you’ve all been practicing clean habits and keeping your social distance from others. Whether you’ve been safely quarantined, working from home, or one of the brave superheroes working out on the front lines, we all must do our part to #FlattentheCurve and #SaveHalloween.

If you happen to find yourself in a situation where you absolutely must leave your home, the CDC has recommended “wearing cloth face coverings in public where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant transmission.” In other words, if you’re going outside find a mask and cover up!

Due to a shortage of medical-grade masks in certain areas, the CDC has also advised: “the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.” As a voluntary public health measure, many people are creating their own masks from bandanas or scarves that they find lying around at home.  If you want to be sure that you are staying safe from the virus, these masks make a great fashion accessory to be used in conjunction with a standard medical-grade mask and can be placed over top to really add some style to your quarantine look!

Check out our simple step by step tutorial below on how to create your own stylish face mask out of a bandana so you can help #FlattentheCurve in style.

Disclaimer: Making a bandana face mask will not serve as protection. These are not medical devices and are for fashion purposes only.

To get started on making your very own bandana face mask you’ll obviously need a bandana! Don’t have one around the house? Don’t worry! Here are some bandanas from Spirit to get you started.

Bandana and Hair Ties

What You’ll Need:

  • Bandana/Scarf
  • 2 Rubber bands/Hair ties
Step 1
Step 1 part 2

Step 1. Fold edges of bandana towards center

Step 2

Step 2. Flip over bandana

Step 3

Step 3. Pull the ends of the bandana through the hair ties

Step 4
Step 4 part 2

Step 4. Fold the edges into the center and tuck

Final step

Step 5. Ready to cover up!

And there you have it! You’ve made your very own bandana face mask. Here are a few extra tips to keep in mind now that you’ve made a cloth face mask for yourself.

  • Be sure to regularly wash your cloth face covering. A washing machine or simply using hot soap and water should do the trick.
  • Be sure to safely remove cloth face coverings by avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Be sure to continue practicing social distancing by keeping a minimum of six feet away from others.
  • Be sure to wash your hands after being out in public and after removing your face mask.

We’d love to see what kind of masks you’ve all created! Be sure to snap a pic, and tag us on our social media @SpiritHalloween! You may even be featured in a future post! Remember to stay safe out there and we hope to see you back in stores soon!