How to Make a Toga Out of a Sheet for Men

Written by veronica maier | 13/05/2017
How to Make a Toga Out of a Sheet for Men
Togas are an easy, efficient and affordable costume. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Togas may bring back memories of fun dress-up parties or the iconic movies of the '70s and '80s. Either way, a plain-coloured bed sheet and a few safety pins is all a man needs to come to a toga event dressed for the occasion. According to your comfort level, wear a T-shirt underneath or leave your chest half bare. Boxers or shorts are recommended for under the toga, as the sheet can move and could be flimsy or see-through.

Select a sheet. Try different sizes to find one with a length that graces the floor when you hold it up horizontally to your shoulders. If you are feeling adventurous, consider choosing a patterned sheet.

Lay the sheet flat so it appears horizontal. A vertical orientation is too long for most men.

Secure a shoulder knot. Take the two opposite corners of the sheet and tie in a knot on either one of your shoulders. Alternatively, pin the shoulder pieces together with a safety pin.

Secure the drapery. Wrap the sides of the sheet around until it fits loosely around the contours of your body. Pin in place. This step is easier if you have someone to help. If not, gather the fabric and pull it toward you to get a better view and to avoid a safety pin prick.

Secure the rope or belt. Wrap the rope around your body once or twice and loosely tie in a knot at your side. If the toga is longer than ankle length, pull up the fabric and drape it over the belt until your feet are just barely showing.

Add accessories. You can add a laurel wreath to your head or carry a golden goblet to enhance your Romanesque appearance.

Things you need

  • Flat sheet, unfitted
  • 2 safety pins
  • Rope or belt
  • Laurel wreath (optional)

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