Homemade Roman Goddess Costume

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Homemade Roman Goddess Costume
Juno was the head Roman goddess. (roman statue image by FotoWorx from Fotolia.com)

If you want to look like a Roman goddess, it is best to be dressed as the number one goddess, Juno. She was the daughter of Saturn, the wife of Jupiter, and Mars was one of her children. She closely guarded the money of the city of Rome and the entire empire. Much of the costume is a toga made of white or purple fabric. Juno always wore a crown and was identified with peacock feathers which you can incorporate into your costume. Gold jewellery will complete the look.

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Things you need

  • 4 to 5 yards white or purple material
  • 9 to 11 yards gold trim
  • Fabric glue
  • Safety pins
  • Gold crown
  • Hair clips
  • Gold brooch
  • Gold necklace
  • Gold bracelets
  • 2 plain plastic headbands
  • Duct tape
  • Craft glue
  • Gold spray paint
  • Sandals
  • Peacock feathers

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  1. 1

    Lay out the cloth on a clean flat surface like a table or counter. Apply glue on both edges and ends and glue gold trim atop it. Romans wore gold as a favoured metallic adornment. Let dry.

  2. 2

    Wrap the end cloth around the body one time from either under the arm or the waist depending if you want the toga to end by the knees or drape down by the feet. Safety pin it securely at the front. Wrap it around the body two more times. Allow for movement of legs and bending of the waist. Pin it again at the front. It does not matter if you are right or left handed. Take the remaining fabric and throw it over one shoulder. Pin it a third time at the waist. Pin a brooch to the fabric at the front of the shoulder.

  3. 3

    Create the total Juno goddess look by accessorising your toga with golden earrings, bracelets and a necklace or two. Sandals are the perfect footwear. A gold crown is the most important accessory for Juno. To make a cheap one glue together two plastic headbands. Double fold triangles of duct tape and attach point side up to the headband with glue. Spray paint gold and when dry secure with hair clips.

  4. 4

    Complete the Juno look by carrying a peacock feather or two.

Tips and warnings

  • Wear a T-shirt and leggings or yoga wear underneath for warmth or security against possible wardrobe malfunction.
  • Sheets will not work well, as togas are best made from long and narrow cloth. The height of the wearer will determine if you need 4 or 5 yards of fabric. Purple material was the colour of royalty.

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