Short on costume ideas? A toga is a cheap and easy fix. While a sheet will do, this usually isn't the best material to work with. For men, tossing a long piece of fabric around the body and across the shoulder is fine, but for women something more complex is needed. Many women want something dashing and sexy--a two piece toga does the trick. These instructions walk you through the process of creating a two piece toga.
Things You'll Need
- 2 pieces of cloth
- Strapless bra or tank
Purchase two pieces of cloth. There should be enough fabric that it will wrap around each section of your body three times, about 4 yards. Choose a fabric that will not slip easily.
Put on a pair of short shorts and a strapless bra. You can also use a strapless tank if you have one. Do not go naked as this usually ends in a wardrobe malfunction, plus there is always someone who pulls on the toga.
Fold one piece of fabric in half. Place one end under your arm and wrap the fabric around your chest twice, stopping under your arm. Pull the remaining fabric through the layers twice. Make sure that it is tight. Let the remaining fabric drape. You can also toss the loose fabric over your shoulder.
Fold the second piece of fabric in half. Starting at the hip, wrap the fabric around your waist twice. When you come back to the hip on the second round, pull the remaining fabric up through the layers twice. Let the remaining fabric drape over. For a longer skirt, do not fold in half.
Secure the cloth in place with safety pins. Although the fabric will feel snug, as you move around it may loosen. You may wish to pin it together as you wrap.
Tips & Warnings
- Use strong cotton fabrics instead of silk to prevent slipping.
- Experiment with different wrapping techniques for the best fit.
- Add more or less fabric depending on the desired drape length.
- Wear clothing under your toga as it may come loose.
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