The Greek toga originated in ancient Rome and was typically a long cloth wrapped around the body over a tunic. Only male Roman citizens were allowed to wear togas. They were especially popular among kings and aristocrats as togas were not practical for hard work, making them a symbol of the upper class and nobility. They were also a sign of peace, as soldiers could not wear the toga. Today, the Greek toga is a popular costume and is relatively simple to create with an everyday bed sheet.
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Things you need
- Twin- or double-size flat bed sheet
- Safety pins (optional)
Take a flat white sheet from a twin or double bed and fold it in half lengthwise.
Hold the folded edge of the sheet at your waistline, keeping one corner loosely at one hip.
Wrap the sheet around your middle, returning to the hip. Approximately ½ of the sheet should still be free.
Angle the remainder of the sheet up toward your shoulder opposite the starting hip. Wrap the fabric over the shoulder and back around to the hip.
Tie the two ends together at the hip. A double knot may be necessary to keep the sheet in place. Alternatively, safety pin the ends of the sheet together under the fabric at the hip.
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