How To: Properly tie a toga for a party

Properly tie a toga for a party

Whether you're heading to a frat party, out for Halloween or just looking for a cool way to tie your towel at the beach - this video is here to help! Learn how to tie a toga, the ancient Greek way of dressing, and be ready for whatever costume situation may arise with a quick and cheap outfit!
You Will Need
• A cotton-blend fabric
• A sewing machine
• Lightweight undergarments
• Safety pins
• A colored sash
• Sandals
• Gold jewelry
• A wire laurel-leaf head ornament

Step 1: Buy fabric
Buy a cotton-blend fabric three times longer than your height. Pick any color, although most togas are white or cream.
If you don't have time to buy fabric, use a bed sheet.

Step 2: Finish edges
Finish the material with a quick hem on either side. Turn the edges under ¼-inch, pin, and run on your sewing machine.
If you don't feel like finishing the edges, leave the material raw.

Step 3: Put on undergarments
Put on undergarments, including a strapless bra or tube top and underwear for women and shorts or underwear for men.

Step 4: Pin material under arm
Start with the end of your material under one arm, cross it over your chest, and wrap it around your body. Use four safety pins to secure where the material meets.

Step 5: Wrap remaining material and drape excess over shoulder
Continue wrapping material around your lower half. When you get to your back, throw the leftover material over your shoulder so it hangs in front.

Step 6: Wrap a belt, secure
Make a nice drape over your chest with the fabric and use two safety pins to secure and wrap the excess material around your waist as a belt. Then pin it in place.

Step 7: Add sash
Give your toga a tug to make sure it's secure. Add a colorful sash over your shoulder or around your waist.

Step 8: Add shoes, jewelry, and headpiece
Complete your getup with your favorite sandals and, for women, gold jewelry. Men can make a wreath headpiece out of wire and glued-on leaves.

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