How to Make a Greek Goddess Halloween Costume

    CRAFTS CLASSES
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    by Andrea Hermitt

    About the Author

    Andrea Hermitt is an artist and writer who loves to research and write about new things. She's been a content writer since 2000, contributing to Families.com, the blog Notes From A Homeschooling Mom and other online publications. Hermitt has a Bachelor of Arts in fine art and English from the State University of New York at Albany.

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    A creative Halloween costume that always looks great is a Greek goddess costume. This costume is easy to make, and the wearer always gets plenty of attention and praise. You can make this costume as sexy as you like, or keep it pretty modest. It is a great companion costume if your significant other does not mind being a Greek god. If you are looking for a fun group costume for you and your girlfriends, you can dress up as some of the more popular Greek goddesses such as Aphrodite, Demeter, Rhea, Athena, Artemis, Persephone and others. Here are instructions on how to make a Greek goddess Halloween costume.

    Things You'll Need

    • White fabric or sheet
    • Sewing machine or needle and thread
    • Iron
    • Broaches (decorative pins)
    • Gold braided cording
    • Craft store vine with/without flowers
    • Purple fabric (optional)

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    Measure the fabric to create a toga. You will need two rectangles of white fabric that are 50 percent wider than you are and as long as you are tall. For example, if you are 5-foot-6 and 38 inches around at your widest point, your fabric needs to be at 5-foot-6-inches long and 27-inches wide. Calculate the width by taking your widest measurement, dividing it by two and adding half of that number back. If you want to add purple fabric, choose a thin fabric that is 3 to 4 yards long.

    Hem your fabric on all sides. Simply fold 1/4 inch of the fabric over twice and stitch the fold in place. Iron the hem to keep it neat.

    Assemble your toga. Starting 6 to 12 inches from the top, sew a seam down both sides of the toga. The opening at the top is for armholes. Pin the the top of the toga from the edge toward the center, leaving a space large enough in the center for your head.

    Make a wreath out of your craft store vine to place on your head. This is done by making a circle with the vine and weaving the vine around that original circle. You will only need to use a couple of feet of vine so that it does not become too bulky.

    Put on your Greek goddess costume. If you have pre-pinned the shoulders, put it on like any regular dress. Once you have the dress on, take your gold cording and wrap it around your torso below the breasts, making an "X" in the front of your body and also wrapping it around your waist.

    Drape the purple fabric from your left shoulder to the right side of your waist. Pin it to your shoulder to make it more secure. Put your wreath on your head and your costume is complete.

    • Make changes to make your costume more like specific Greek goddesses. For example, Artemis wore a shorter toga and a gold tiara on her head and she carried a bow and arrow. Demeter carried a staff and sheaves of grain. Study the pictures of the Greek goddess you want to portray (see Resources below).