How to make a toga costume for a kids' play

Written by christine daniels
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Your child will look good in his new homemade toga. Creating one is an easy and simple process that will leave your child ready for the play. Use cloth instead of a sheet. Cloth is much cheaper, and you will not have to ruin a perfectly good sheet. Accessorise to turn a dull toga into one with character. Whether your child is a boy or girl, you can find many accessories.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Undershirt
  • Shorts
  • Cloth
  • Belt
  • Gold chain
  • Amulet
  • Jewellery
  • Fake sword
  • Sandals or thongs

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  1. 1

    Have your child don an undershirt and a pair of shorts. A Tank top, swimming costume top or a T-shirt all work well. This will ensure that your child is not exposed in any way.

  2. 2

    Find enough cloth to wrap around your child's waist one-and-a-half times. The amount needed will vary depending on the size of the child.

  3. 3

    Pin the cloth once it has been wrapped around the child. Pinning it will ensure the toga stays in place.

  4. 4

    Make sure the toga hangs to about the knees. Don't make it too short-- and create a mini toga. Making the toga too long can lead to your child tripping over the cloth.

  5. 5

    Throw the remaining cloth towards the back over one shoulder. Pin it again at the waist. This ensures the toga stays in place.

  6. 6

    Add accessories. Boys can have a fake sword. Use gold chains, amulets and jewellery. Adding accessories can bring your child's toga to life.

  7. 7

    For a girl's toga, add a leather belt or chain to accentuate her waistline. A belt is also a fun accessory that gives the toga more personality. Dress the child in sandals or thongs, which are great footwear to put a finishing touch on your child's toga.

Tips and warnings

  • If your child has a favourite colour, buy that colour cloth. If there is a certain colour theme to your child's play, incorporate that into her toga.
  • Experiment with pins. You don't want to your child to lose his toga in the middle of their play.

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