How To Make A Toga
Anyone who has ever been to a college party at some point in their life has wondered how to make a toga. Whether you are going to a fraternity or sorority party, a Greek themed party, or simply dressing up for a costume party, the toga is always a classic costume. An added benefit is that it is extremely easy to make and can be fashioned out of house hold objects.
To make a toga, you will need:
- One bedsheet (White is the traditional color, but feel free to go wild and show off your personality)
- Safety pins
- A belt (Optional for females)
How to make a toga:
- Hold the sheet horizontally in front of you. Wrap the sheet around your body two times. If you are a male, wrap the sheet around your waist. If you are a female, wrap it around your torso, using your arms to hold the sheet in place. Stop the wrapping underneath your right arm.
- Use the safety pins to fasten the sheet together on your right side. Fasten safety pins from the inside of the sheet, so that they are not visible.
- Drape the remaining sheet over your left shoulder. Allow some fabric to hang loose across your torso in a Grecian style.
- Either pin or tuck the remaining sheet over your left shoulder into the sheet wrapped around your torso. This will hold the toga in place and you will not have to worry about the remaining sheet getting free or causing your toga to fall apart. If you have an excessive amount of extra fabric, tuck it into the wrapped sheet. If, however, there is only a little bit of remaining sheet, pin it from the inside using more safety pins.
Tips and Hints:
- For most people, a twin sheet should make a proper toga.
- Always use a flat, rather than a fitted sheet when making your toga.
- Togas can be made in the same fashion using a few yards of your favorite fabric.