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* Nitocris dons one of these in her Assassin persona in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder''. Funnily, despite her "underworld" association, she's not going for this look, but the Egyptian god Medjed, who looks uncannily like a bedsheet ghost. She thinks it [[PaperThinDisguise conceals her identity]] and depicts her as a foreboding harbinger of the afterlife, but it really just makes her look like a goofball, not least because her ears are poking out of the top.


While the Bedsheet Ghost is rarely played straight as an attempt to ''scare'' the audience, he can still work as a mournful, sympathetic figure, and his close cousin, the robed ghost, can still work as a frightening character.

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While the Bedsheet Ghost is rarely played straight as an attempt to ''scare'' the audience, he can still work as a mournful, sympathetic figure, and his close cousin, figure. The imagery also seems to have evolved into the robed ghost, can design of ghosts as disembodied cloaks or robes with hooded faces, who still work tend to be treated as a frightening character.
spooky figures due to the whole "Grim Reaper" parallel.


* One of the minigames in ''[[VideoGame/RhythmHeaven Rhythm Tengoku]]'' has you shooting at bedsheet ghosts with a bow and arrow. The DS sequel has them playing in a rock band.

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One of the minigames in ''[[VideoGame/RhythmHeaven Rhythm Tengoku]]'' the first game, "Sneaky Spirits", has you shooting at bedsheet ghosts with a bow and arrow. arrow.
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The DS sequel has them ghosts playing in a rock band.band in the "Big Rock Finish" minigame.

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* In Season 4 episode 27 of ''Animation/HappyHeroes'', Little M. goes around the city wearing a cheap ghost costume to scare people as part of Big M.'s evil plan to take over Planet Xing.

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* The Ghost Shrouds of ''Manga/SleepyPrincessInTheDemonCastle'' are literal bedsheet ghosts: flying sheets of fabric with hands and a face. They happen to be made of quite high-quality fabric, so the princess often kills them for materials to craft whatever sleeping aid is on her mind. At one point, she's seen handing a large basket of hands and faces over for resurrection as if she were sending the laundry out.


* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou!'', one of the projections used to scare the gang is one of a Bedsheet Ghost.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou!'', one of the projections used to scare earliest ghosts the gang is one of encountered was The Phantom Of Vasquez Castle, who appeared as a Bedsheet Ghost.Ghost. In reality, it was a magician named Bluestone The Great who used his illusionist skills to make it look like the Phantom could fly and walk through solid walls.


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* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons'': In ''Jungle Drums'', the Nazi army unit wears Bedsheet Ghost costumes as part of their GodGuise that they're using to control a local African tribe. The similarities to the uniforms of the Ku Klux Klan are very much deliberate.

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* ''Series/StrangerThings'': PlayedForLaughs in "Trick or Treat, Freak." Hopper is making French toast for breakfast when Eleven manages to pull a JumpScare on him, wearing a bedsheet over her head in the manner of a ghost.
-->'''Hopper:''' Ahhh! Jesus....
-->'''Eleven:''' [[CaptainObvious Ghost]].
-->'''Hopper:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Yeah I see that]]...


* One of the Master Builders in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'' is a Lego one mentioned below, and so is [[spoiler:Vitruvius when he dies and becomes Ghost Vitruvius.]]

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* One of the Master Builders in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'' is a Lego one ghost mentioned below, and so is [[spoiler:Vitruvius when he dies and becomes Ghost Vitruvius.]]


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* Myth/EgyptianMythology: The Egyptian Book of the Dead makes reference to an obscure deity known as Medjed, who for some reason is depicted as a person wearing an enormous veil that covers everything but his eyes and legs, and makes him look like a man in a cheap ghost costume.
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** "The Ghost of Plankton" has Plankton do this after watching a horror movie. Unable to see where he is going he trips and falls to the ground.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' featured a YetAnotherChristmasCarol episode where Aunt Zelda as the ghost of Christmas present was dressed as one of these. Unfortunately for her the only sheet she could find was a blue coloured one with a pink flower pattern on it and according to Gem it belongs to her mother.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' featured a YetAnotherChristmasCarol episode where Aunt Zelda as the ghost Ghost of Christmas present Present was dressed as one of these. Unfortunately for her the only sheet she could find was a blue coloured one with a pink flower pattern on it and according to Gem it belongs to her mother.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Bart dresses as a ghost in two episodes, one in a ''Treehouse of Horror'' episode where it parodies ''It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'' while the other is shown in a non-''Treehouse of Horror'' episode where he tries to scare Homer.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', In the first ''Treehouse of Horror'', Homer returns from trick or treating as a ghost. Bart dresses as a ghost in two episodes, one in a ''Treehouse of Horror'' episode Horror XIX'' where it parodies ''It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'' while the other is shown in a non-''Treehouse of Horror'' the episode ''No Loan Again, Naturally'' where he tries to scare Homer.


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* ''WesternAnimation/BigCityGreens'': The episode ''Feud Fight'' has Cricket and Tilly get into a rivalry with Chip Whistler over who sell more vegetables. One of their ideas to drive away Chip's customers is Tilly disguising herself as a ghost which fools everyone despite Chip telling them she just a kid covered in a sheet.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'', this is Baby Butter's costume in "A Hoohaw Halloween." This type of decoration is also seen throughout the episode.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/LittleEinsteins'', the Little Einsteins are troubled by a growing number of these throughout "A Little Einsteins Halloween" and are convinced they want to take their trick-or-treat candy. It turns out [[spoiler:they aren't ghosts at all, just instruments that have been covered in bedsheets with drawn-on eyes.]]

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* All of the "ghosts" seen in the ''Literature/IfYouGiveAMouseACookie'' HalloweenEpisode "If You Give a Mouse a Pumpkin" are this. In particular, Cat has eight ghost decorations for his Halloween Spooktacular event and Moose dresses up in this costume for Halloween.

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* You encounter scary red ghosts as Cute Giana, in ''VideoGame/GianaSistersTwistedDreams''. However, the less fearful Punk Giana only sees goofy-looking ghosts with patched up bedsheets.


Sub-trope of StockCostumeTraits. Compare JacobMarleyApparel. The StringyHairedGhostGirl is the rather violent Japanese parallel. Not to be confused with [[Film/TheGrudge a scene wherein a ghost crawls up from underneath the bedsheet and gets you while you lie on the bed]]. Usually unconnected to ModestyBedsheet.

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Sub-trope of StockCostumeTraits. Compare JacobMarleyApparel.JacobMarleyApparel and EtherealWhiteDress. The StringyHairedGhostGirl is the rather violent Japanese parallel. Not to be confused with [[Film/TheGrudge a scene wherein a ghost crawls up from underneath the bedsheet and gets you while you lie on the bed]]. Usually unconnected to ModestyBedsheet.


** In "Pranks a Lot", Spogebob and Patrick trick Sandy into thinking they're ghosts. They wear white bed sheets to make her think it's a cheap costume, but when she pulls them off there's nothing there. She freaks out and jumps into an escape pod to run back to Texas.

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** In "Pranks a Lot", Spogebob Spongebob and Patrick trick Sandy into thinking they're ghosts. They wear white bed sheets to make her think it's a cheap costume, but when she pulls them off there's nothing there. She freaks out and jumps into an escape pod to run back to Texas.



** In "Go Goo Go", Goo is wearing a bedsheet with two eye holes as her Halloween costume.



* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' HalloweenEpisode has Starfire wearing a white bedsheet ghost costume after being turned into a little kid. Near the end, when she and the other Titans turn back to normal, the costume that she wears only covers her head.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' HalloweenEpisode has Starfire wearing a white bedsheet ghost costume after being turned into a little kid. Near the end, when she and the other Titans turn back to normal, the costume that she wears only covers her head. head and not her body.



* In "Literature/LlamaLlama Trick or Treat," Officer Flamingo scares the kids as one of these. Well, all of them except Euclid, who isn't scared of ghosts, because "[[SpockSpeak Scientifically speaking, they aren't solid matter.]]"

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* In "Literature/LlamaLlama Trick or Treat," Treat", Officer Flamingo scares the kids as one of these. Well, all of them except Euclid, who isn't scared of ghosts, because "[[SpockSpeak Scientifically speaking, they aren't solid matter.]]"


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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Bart dresses as a ghost in two episodes, one in a ''Treehouse of Horror'' episode where it parodies ''It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'' while the other is shown in a non-''Treehouse of Horror'' episode where he tries to scare Homer.

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