So, you’ve signed up for Hydra, and face six games over a weekend, all with different costume. What do you wear? This thread is for people to post their costuming advice.
I’ll start with my biggest source of worry, Justice & Nemesis. How do I Roman?
Wikipedia has a good guide here. The basic Roman garment is the tunicia: two rectangles, stitched together, with holes for the arms and head. Knee-length or longer, sleeves optional, colour whatever you want.
For wealthy male citizens, you wear a toga over the top. This is the Roman equivalent of a formal suit, and its uncomfortable. If you want to make one, there’s a pattern generator here, and a video guide to how to put it on and wear it (using a really big one) here:
For women, you wear a stola, basicly a tube with your head and arms sticking out the top, with a couple of fibulae (safety pins) keeping it on. You can combined this with a palla, a long rectangular shawl or cloak, which is worn as a hood or wrap. There’s some good pictures of the overall look in the video below (skip to 2m 30s; the rest is an epic sewing montage):
For footwear sandals will do, but being barefoot is seen as a mark of virtue.
If you like bling, wikipedia has some info on Roman jewelry. If you’re a rich man, wear lots of rings.