How to Make a Toga Out of a Bed Sheet

Things You'll Need

  • Flat bed sheet

  • Safety pins

  • Belt

How to Make a Toga Out of a Bed Sheet. It's happened to everyone. You show up at a costume party unprepared and you're the only party-goer wearing street clothes. If you have access to a bed sheet, you can easily transform yourself into a Greek immortal with a makeshift toga. Even if you're not caught without a costume at the last minute, a bed sheet toga is a simple costume that won't break the bank.

Step 1

Hold the corner of a top flat bed sheet in one hand. Grasp the sheet with your other hand, leaving about 6 inches between the corner of the sheet and your hand. Bring the sheet across the front of your body without letting go of the corner.

Step 2

Raise your opposite arm, bending your elbow at a 90-degree angle. Drape the sheet over the front of this arm, then bring it between your body and arm, near your armpit.

Step 3

Wrap the sheet around your back. Tuck the sheet under your other armpit with your other hand. Make sure the sheet fits snuggly. If you feel like you're going to lose your toga halfway through the night, draw it more tightly around you.

Step 4

Tie the 2 exposed corners of the bed sheet in a knot. The knot should rest on top of one of your shoulders. You might have to adjust the sheet to move the knot into the right place.

Step 5

Wrap a bathrobe belt around the toga is the sheet is too long. Pull the sheet up until the bottom is the correct length (about mid-calf) and tie the belt. Smooth the top of the sheet down over the belt so that it can't be seen.


Fasten safety pins to keep loose fabric in place, if necessary.