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This homemade costume for women entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Amber, the 'Medusa' costume creator:
Sorry i am typing this on my old phone.I am wearing my costume medusa. The idea came from when i went to ren fest one weekend dressed in my ice dragon costume and a boy called me medusa. I never thought of being her but the tragic tale struck a chord with me. I did tons of research not only she was a gorgon , she actually was a african queen , priestess and goddess in her village of libya. After doing research i made countless drawings to map out what i wanted to be my main outcome.i focuses on the colors green , black, purple, and silver to show both the historical and mythology of all her legends combined. Finally i came up with the final drawings. First i boughtblack rainbow spandex from spandex world from there i duct taped my mannequin and drew the design onto it. I i wanted her to be sexy yet resemble a snake.i also wanted to be able to move so i gave it a mermaid like tail train. Its separate pieces of i can change to the other top i made , whenever i want. Next i made the headdress from three thick wires and measure my head to fit it perfectly...i wrapped the wires in base tape and burn the ends. I then added more wires to create the oval shape to resemble a cobra hood. I then added rope,skulls, beads, mirrors, silver tassels and a long moleskin train. I worked on the staff by using a Michaels bought bamboo staff and then cut out wood and cardboard to give the snakes shape. I mold my staff after the three most common and deadliest snakes in Africa; black mamba, viper and black acid spitting cobra.... i then spray expanding foam all over the wood and cardboard and carved out the shape...i then paper mached the snakes about three or more times so i can gesso and paint it.i then added mirrors and gelatin scales. My sphere in top of the staff is a christmas deocration that i put hotglue and mirrors over to show ageness. I worked on gelatin scales that was made with glycerin and gelatin for my hands , collarbones, chest, and my arms. Finally my face paint was the fifth time i did this. My originally design but i added purple and more details. I wanted to stick with both legends , she was either red , brown or green. So i settled on green since green and purple are seen as acid colors. I then wanted to resemble a cobra so i added rigs to my face and scales to my areas of my face that are more defined. I used mehron, snazaroo, urban decay, mac and katvondee products. All my jewelry was bought , i wanted her to have a sense of irony ( mirrors) like the greek legend and royalty from the african queen legend.i have two bellydance belts on, one snake collar choker,4necklaces, silver hoops,two cleopatra bronze cuffs,my normal bracelets, two arm cuffs, two ankle bells, all my piercings, rings, and a septum. To top it off i wore my ywllow cat eye contact lenses to resemble a reptile eyes.https://www.facebook.com/Medusas-Mirror-Cosplay-1499657560306333/