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Costume gallery

Browse through this gallery to see costume examples from throughout the ages - if you need to think about a costume for your character, you'll find plenty of ideas here.

This gallery will be especially useful if you're taking the Performance Support: Costume Design option for Paper 2.

Don't forget to browse through the Hats, wigs and masks gallery and the Character gallery for more costume inspiration.

Clothes from classical times

An actor wearing a toga

A toga, as worn in Roman times

The toga was a garment worn by the by male citizens of Ancient Rome (625 BC to AD 476 ). Women wore stolas - a type of pleated dress.

The toga was usually worn over an undergarment made from linen. The toga was usually made of wool.

You could wear this type of costume in any classical tragedy.

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