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Medusa and the Stone Warrior Costume

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Medusa and the Stone Warrior Costume

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Photo #1 - Together Photo #2 - Medusa Head Photo #3 - Medusa Front Photo #4 - Look in to my Eyes Photo #5 - Warrior Killed Medusa Photo #6 - Turned the Stone
Costume type:  Costumes for Couples
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for couples entered our 2016 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Lindsey, the 'Medusa and the Stone Warrior' costume creator:

I am Medusa and my husband Nick is the Stone Warrior. Our idea came from Greek mythology, Medusa turning her would be assassins into stone.

How To Medusa: I had a long multicolored wig from several years ago- I completely changed the wig by styling it with mesh ribbon to add volume and the illusion of snakes. I styled the wig into a faux hawk and then braided everything together. I spray painted snakes from the dollar store store gold and used the hair from the wig along with an entire 100 count pack of bobby pins to attach the snakes into the wig. The brow piece is molded foam latex painted with department store makeup and eye shadow and attached with spirit gum. Accessories obtained from sales racks at Goodwill, Torrid, and Wal-Mart and spray painted gold and black. Dress from Goodwill. Corset from burlesque show from last summer. Gold rope from local craft store. Shoes from sales rack at Torrid.
I feel the gold accents brought this look together- from the gold snakes to the gold shoes. All of the gold was created with spray paint- super easy. This costume in total cost less than $60- finding old dresses at Goodwill is always a plus. I added the corset to break up the costume and make it more dimensional- however this was not part of the original idea. Creating the wig took the longest amount of time- over 18 hours total. Makeup was inspired by a combination of images of real snakes. Body painted black with gold eyeshadow shimmer. Fishnets used with spray on hair color to give illusion of scales. Easy airbrush like affect and washes away with soap and water.

How To Stone Warrior- Knight/ Spartan armor found at Goodwill- originally black. The armor was spray painted gray, black, and white to give the effect of stone. Sword found at Dollar Store and also spray painted gray, black, and white. Total cost was lease than $15 including spray paint. Makeup is department store makeup and eye shadow.

Tip when using spray paint on items to be worn-- make sure plenty of time is given to allow item to completely dry... I know this sounds silly but this means days. Seriously. Allowing days for your items to dry also takes the smell of spray paint away.

Rating: 4.3 of 5. Votes: 6

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#1 comment by Charlene chaopell November 2, 2016

This idea and costume is wonderfully creative and I can tell you took your time to make it perfect. Best of luck.

#2 comment by Beth Hampton November 2, 2016

This is amazing!!!!! %uD83D%uDC97 %uD83D%uDC97 %uD83D%uDC97

#3 comment by Donna Mueller November 2, 2016

Love love love!!!

#4 comment by Tosia November 2, 2016

Omg! This is amazing!! You are extremely talented! You should do professional makeup and costume.

#5 comment by Seretha Jimenez November 2, 2016

Absolutely amazing. I'm a Medusa fan..., you brought her to life.

#6 comment by Carla McDaris November 2, 2016

Absolutely love the costumes!You two definitely rocked Halloween!

#7 comment by Candice Moore November 2, 2016

Amazing talent on these costumes!!! Fav!!!

#8 comment by David Kelley November 2, 2016

Linz is very talented! Hand made costumes and awesome make up. She should be doing it for a living. Awesome people as well.

#9 comment by Caleb P November 2, 2016

Awesome idea and even better execution! 10/10

#10 comment by Christine November 2, 2016

LOVE it!

#11 comment by Sara November 2, 2016

I hope you win! This is amazing!!!

#12 comment by Kim Kanupp November 2, 2016

So freaking amazing and frugal! Love it!

#13 comment by Sirena November 2, 2016

Absolutely amazing!!! Beautifully made!

#14 comment by Heather Butterfield November 2, 2016

This is awesome and very original! Love it!!!

#15 comment by Amy Luce November 2, 2016

I vote for Medisa and stone man 100%

#16 comment by Melody November 2, 2016

Amazing creativity and on a budget....Medusa and Stone Warrior bring theatrics to Halloween

#17 comment by Treva November 2, 2016

Best I've ever seen%uD83D%uDE00

#18 comment by Cindy anders November 2, 2016

Great costumes and great ppl who deserve to win. Good luck.

#19 comment by Beckett Arnold November 2, 2016

This is an amazing costume created by one of the most talented artists I have had the pleasure of knowing. This should be a no-brainer decision, an absolute win for this couple.

#20 comment by Machelle Morales November 2, 2016

Brilliantly put together. I have never seen so much creativity within one person..

#21 comment by Kimberly Mason November 2, 2016

Absolutely, awesome and talented costume. Her imagination & style is fascinating and mouth dropping! Taking ordinary items & putting it together to make these outfits is amazing!!

#22 comment by Alicia Phillips November 2, 2016

This is awesome!! So talented!

#23 comment by Jason November 2, 2016

Nice job

#24 comment by Patrick Lance November 2, 2016

Amazing! Very nice job!! My favorite.

#25 comment by Jamie November 3, 2016

Awesome work looks great

#26 comment by Tara Gentry November 3, 2016

My favorite%u2764%u270B

#27 comment by Kandice Graves November 3, 2016

This is AMAZING! Youre so talented! Love love love it definitely my favorite

#28 comment by Jessica Weiser November 3, 2016

This is the greatest idea i ever have seen i would choose this anytime. Linz is so talented.

#29 comment by Mer K. November 4, 2016

Brilliant and gorgeous!!!

#30 comment by Greg chappell November 7, 2016

Wow, awesome job. Looks very professional.

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