Medusa and Stone Man Costume
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Medusa and Stone Man
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This homemade costume for couples entered our 2018 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Heather, the 'Medusa and Stone Man' costume creator:
My name is Heather and I have always been Halloween obsessed so as usual I started planning for my spouse and my costume in August.
I've been saving this idea of Medusa and her stone man for years but finally decided this is the year to do it.
I made the majority of both costumes. The entire thing took roughly 6 weeks.
Starting with Medusa, the headpiece was made from different types of EVA foam, a heat gun, 6 different colours of paint and thin plant craft wire.
Heat gun to melt the snakes enough so that they could bend into different shapes, lots of heavy duty hot glue and in some cases the craft wire to make them stay up.
There is also a base crown like structure. made from a stiffer foam.
The real challenge was what I called 'shaving' each snake down (I stopped counting after 35 snakes). So that they appeared less flat and square.
I made the skirt from material at a fabric store.
The shirt was custom made from an etsy shop.
I also wore 'snake eye' coloured contacts.
For my stone man, my boyfriend named Mike, I made a tunic using a bed sheet that was sewn together.
It was then spray painted with three different colours, including a 'stone look' spray.
i also used that spray for the armour to get the stone look and sprayed it on the knife and shield.
Of course the day of I had to use body paint for the majority of his face arms and legs as well.
I also bought completely grey pupil-free contacts for him.
I am not sure of the exact cost but guessing I spent about 300 dollars or more. The hardest part was the trial and error with the headpiece layout... trying several different methods until I found one that was lightweight and looked the best.
We would love to be entered individually or as a couple or overall.
Thanks for your consideration!