How to Make a Tunic Sheet

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How to Make a Tunic Sheet
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A party classic for decades, the bedsheet toga never goes out of style. Of course there are ways to make a more authentic toga (or stola for women), but making a toga with an old sheet gets you ready to celebrate Bacchus-style in just minutes. While a white bed sheet looks more "Roman," any sheet will do, and a patterned sheet will make you stand out from the crowd. This method of tying a toga doesn't require you to cut up a sheet, so it's inexpensive as well.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Twin size top sheet (a larger sheet folded in half or thirds works too, but is harder to manage)
  • 2 safety pins

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  1. 1

    Hold the sheet horizontally and wrap it around your waist. Larger people can wrap it once, while smaller people may have to wrap it 2 or 3 times. Shorter people may have to adjust the sheet by folding it horizontally to make it short enough to not trip over.

  2. 2

    Pin the wrapped sheet together at the side of your waist. Make sure it's wrapped tightly enough to stay up by itself for a long period of time, or wear on old shirt underneath and pin the sheet to the shirt.

  3. 3

    Throw what's left of the sheet over the shoulder opposite the pin so that it crosses over your chest.

  4. 4

    Bring the sheet back around to your waist and pin it to the front or side of the wrapped sheet around your waist. It is also possible to tuck this part into the wrapped sheet.

  5. 5

    Pull part of the sheet covering your shoulder so that it partially covers one arm.

Tips and warnings

  • Add accessories to your toga costume, like a braided belt around your waist and/or over your shoulder, and a leaf crown on your head.

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