Julius Caesar was a Roman general who was born in 100 B.C. He acted as a governor of Gaul before returning to Rome and nominating himself as the Roman Empire's new dictator. Caesar appears as a character in many plays and movies and usually wears a toga and a crown made from gold leaves, both of which were common for Roman leaders to wear. A Julius Caesar costume is cheap and easy to make at home using bedsheets and a few other materials.
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Things you need
- White bedsheet
- Safety pins
- Burgundy bedsheet
- 4-foot-long gold rope
- White cardstock
- Gold spray paint
- Gold sandals
Drape a white sheet over your right shoulder, and then wrap it around your waist once and secure it in place with safety pins. The sheet should reach almost to the floor at both the front and the back.
Drape a burgundy bedsheet over your left shoulder, and let half of it fall down the front of your body and half down your back. Secure it in place with safety pins.
Wrap a gold rope around your waist and over both sheets, and tie it in a knot.
Draw a sideways leaf measuring 2 inches by 1 inch on a piece of white cardstock. Draw another one next to it, making sure they overlap. Repeat until you have a row of leaves that is long enough to stretch around your head. Cut out the joined-together leaves as one piece, wrap them in a circle like a crown and glue the two ends together. Spray paint this crown gold, and leave it to dry.
Put on gold sandals and your crown to complete your look.
Tips and warnings
- Get the largest white sheet you can find. The burgundy sheet can be a little smaller.
- You can untuck the back side of the burgundy sheet from the belt and drape it over your right arm if you don't mind having your arm out of action all evening.
- Brown sandals are OK if you can't find gold ones.
- Be careful not to stab yourself with the safety pins when you are pinning the sheets in place.
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