How to Make a Homemade Toga for Girls

Updated April 17, 2017

In Roman times, togas were worn only by men and were required dress at public events. Roman law and an individual's status dictated what colour of toga could be worn. Today, togas are the theme of many fancy-dress parties and can be worn by anyone, in the colour of choice.

Place one end of the fabric under the girl's arm, holding it in place by hand or with a safety pin. Wrap the fabric snugly, but comfortably, around the body twice.

Twist the remaining length of fabric into a long cord. Wrap the cord around the girl's waist twice as a belt, tying it in a loose knot in front.

Draw the remaining length of cord across the front of the body toward the neck. Create a halter neck for the toga by wrapping the cord around the neck and pinning it in front. Or draw the cord over one shoulder, pinning it at the back for an asymmetrical toga design.

If the toga seems a little plain, add a brown or gold-leather belt or a rope cord at the waist.


A toga does not have to be white. Use coloured or printed cotton fabric to make a bold fancy dress statement. For a small girl, trim the width of the fabric accordingly before wrapping it in Step 1.

Things You'll Need

  • Length of mid-weight cotton fabric (Multiply the girl's height by 3 to determine the yardage. If she's 5 feet. tall, she'll need 15 feet or 5 yards fabric.)
  • 2 safety pins
  • Belt (optional)
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Evelyn King began her freelance writing career in 2009, with expertise in animal care, sports and leisure topics. Her work has appeared in "Durham21" and "The Mildertian," among other publications. King holds an honors Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish from Durham University.