Roman Senator Costume
Be a wise man and a leader this Halloween with a Roman senator costume!
The Senate was the main political institution from Rome. It survived in almost all the forms of organization that Rome and its territories undergone, from kingdom to republic and then to the empire and into the early middle ages. The people who were originally asked to join the Senate and take decisions regarding the future of the country were mainly old and wise men. In the Empire, when the Senate’s power diminished, men strove to have a seat in the senate mainly for the prestigious title, and were appointed by the emperor.
The Senators usually were togas, a traditional piece of clothing whose use was restricted to court members and on ceremonial occasions because of its bulkiness and difficulty in wearing it. Thus, if you are thinking about adopting a high rank Roman costume this Halloween, make sure you wear the specific toga.
A simple and easy to wear ensemble, this toga costume will immediately attract your attention if you are looking for something simple, yet elegant. The ensemble includes a white toga with a red sash attached to it. Place a head wreath on your head and a pair of Roman sandals in your feet and be ready to take some important decisions for your people!
If you are looking for a more elaborate outfit, then you should take a look at this great Roman senator costume. The outfit includes a white toga with golden collar embellishments, a blue sash and a golden belt. It also includes a golden laurel crown as a sign of your distinction and your importance. This wise senator will always take the good decision for his people!
There are people who do not want their costumes to follow the model as such, rather introduce an element of novelty and originality. What this costume brings new is the colors! If you go for this original approach you will receive a black toga with golden embellishments, a red sash and a black belt. Get a pair of roman sandals and a laurel crown headband and you will be ready to amaze the most traditional attendants of the Roman Senate. You will be looking great in your original Roman Senator outfit!
Senators were the only ones who had the right to vote for or against an issue which regarded state affairs. They were the next in power after the leader, this is why they were perceived as high rank people. Only the Roman citizens had the right be part of the Senate and only those with political and military careers where chosen. If you want to revive this elite Roman institution and be part of it, then choose now the Roman Senator costume which best represents you.
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