A creative Halloween costume that always looks great is a Greek goddess costume. This costume is easy to make, and the wearer always gets plenty of attention and praise. You can make this costume as sexy as you like, or keep it pretty modest. It is a great companion costume if your significant other does not mind being a Greek god. If you are looking for a fun group costume for you and your girlfriends, you can dress up as some of the more popular Greek goddesses such as Aphrodite, Demeter, Rhea, Athena, Artemis, Persephone and others. Here are instructions on how to make a Greek goddess Halloween costume.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- White fabric or sheet
- Purple fabric (optional)
- Broaches (decorative pins)
- Gold braided cording
- Craft store vine with/without flowers
Measure the fabric to create a toga. You will need two rectangles of white fabric that are 50 per cent wider than you are and as long as you are tall. For example, if you are 5-foot-6 and 38 inches around at your widest point, your fabric needs to be at 5-foot-6-inches long and 27-inches wide. Calculate the width by taking your widest measurement, dividing it by two and adding half of that number back. If you want to add purple fabric, choose a thin fabric that is 3 to 4 yards long.
Assemble your toga. Sew two straight lines, one on each side. Leave an opening at the top for armholes and pin the shoulder. See the illustration for directions on sewing the toga. The purple fabric can be draped over your shoulder, or you can pin it to the shoulders when you pin the top of the costume together.
Make a wreath out of your craft store vine to place on your head. This is done by making a circle with the vine and weaving the vine around that original circle. You will only need to use a couple of feet of vine so that it does not become too bulky.
Put on your Greek goddess costume. If you have pre-pinned the shoulders, put it on like any regular dress. Once you have the dress on, take your gold cording and wrap it around your torso below the breasts, making an "X" in the front of your body and also wrapping it around your waist. Put your wreath on your head and your costume is complete.
Tips and warnings
- Make changes to make your costume more like specific Greek goddesses. For example, Artemis wore a shorter toga and a gold tiara on her head. She also carried a bow and arrow. Demeter carried a staff--so study the pictures of the Greek goddess you want to portray (see Resources below).
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