How to Make a Toga Costume for Women


Toga parties are a popular theme at many gatherings throughout the year. While it is easy for men to drape a sheet over themselves and be good to go, for women the task is more difficult. Women need to cover themselves appropriately, while looking sexy and stylish in a sheet. The task isn't as difficult as it seems. You don't have to have sewing skills to make a great looking toga.

Things You'll Need

  • Two pieces of fabric (4 yards each)
  • Safety pins
  • Lay one piece of fabric on the ground. Fold the fabric in half, lengthwise. The corners on each end should meet the other corner on the same end.

  • Pick up the folded piece of fabric, and starting under the arm, wrap it around your chest. When the fabric meets with the end under your arm, secure with safety pins. Wrap around a second time, and drape the remainder of the fabric over the opposite shoulder. Safety-pin this section where it meets the fabric in the back.

  • Lay the second piece of fabric on the ground. Fold it in half width-wise. The four corners should meet.

  • Place one end of the fabric from Step 3 at your hip. Wrap the fabric around your waist. When it meets the first end, secure it with a safety pin. If there is enough material, wrap a second time, and pin at the opposite hip. Thread the remaining fabric under and over the fabric opposite of the starting hip. Tie in a knot and let hang.

  • Adjust the fabric so that it hangs or drapes appropriately. Secure any loose ends, or places where it feels like it might fall. Move and bend to make sure that all the proper body parts are covered.

Tips & Warnings

  • Play around with different fabrics and wrap designs.
  • Try out your toga a couple days in advance.
  • Buy silver or gold rope to use as a belt.
  • Wear a bra and shorts under your toga for extra safety.

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