How to Make a Spartacus Costume

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Spartacus was a Roman soldier and gladiator, the leader of a band of runaway slaves many millenniums ago. His legend for being a strong, fearless warrior who fought to free the oppressed is still alive and appreciated in the 21st century. This Halloween, whether you are attending a costume party or simply participating in trick-or-treat festivities, dress up as Spartacus and show off the warrior and hero in you.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • White flat bed sheet
  • Sewing machine
  • Yellow rope
  • Maroon twin-size flat sheet
  • Brown sandals
  • Silk leaves
  • Black or maroon headband

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  1. 1

    Fold a white flat bed sheet in half horizontally. Measure your waistline and add 10 inches. Divide this measurement by two. Cut the bed sheet vertically to this measurement. Pay attention to make this cut as straight as possible. In the centre of the folded line cut a hole just big enough for you head.

  2. 2

    Sew the side seams of your costume leaving a big hole on each side for your arms. It may also be necessary depending on your height to alter the length of the costume. The bottom seam of the costume should rest just above the knees.

  3. 3

    Tie a yellow rope around the waist of your costume as a belt, leaving approximately 10 inches on either side of the knot to dangle.

  4. 4

    Cut a maroon twin-size flat sheet in half horizontally. Drape it around your chest and over both shoulders.

  5. 5

    Wear brown sandals with your costume and sew silk leaves to a black or maroon headband to make the costume look more realistic.

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