How to create a woman's toga using a sheet

Updated February 21, 2017

A toga party is an opportunity for everyone to let loose and exit their comfort bubble. You don't have to worry about going out to buy a new party dress or top, nor do you have to buy a toga costume. You can make one out of a bed sheet. Although traditionally Roman women wore stolas rather than togas, some of the stola styles were sleeveless and looked similar to male togas. As a woman, you can choose to wrap your bed sheet all the way down to your ankles or all the way up to mid-thigh. You can even add a traditional palla to your female toga costume by draping a colourful piece of fabric.

Hold the bed sheet around your back so that the longer sides of the sheet run parallel to the floor. Adjust the sheet so it reaches the length you desire.

Wrap the sheet around your body one and a half times. Attach the wrapped sheet at your waist with a safety pin.

Pull the right loose end of the sheet over your left shoulder. Pull the left loose end under your right armpit and behind your back.

Pin the two loose ends on top of your left shoulder with a costume brooch. If you have a lot of material, you may need to tie a knot first and then pin the brooch to the knot.

Drape a piece of red, blue, purple or other coloured fabric over your left shoulder and pin it together at your right hip. You can also wrap and pin the fabric completely around your waist to create a fitted toga design.

Things You'll Need

  • Double bed sheet (white, beige or earth tone colour)
  • Safety pins
  • Costume brooch
  • Colourful piece of fabric (approximately 2 feet by 8 feet)
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About the Author

Michelle Brunet has published articles in newspapers and magazines such as "The Coast," "Our Children," "Arts East," "Halifax Magazine" and "Atlantic Books Today." She earned a Bachelor of Science in environmental studies from Saint Mary's University and a Bachelor of Education from Lakehead University.