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Medusa Costume

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Photo #1 - full makeup eyes closed Photo #2 - face make up eyes open gluing on sequin Photo #3 - full view with my boyfriend Photo #4 - tail structure Photo #5 - green snake skin painted Photo #6 - tail completed Photo #7 - hoop skirt completed Photo #8 - the tail connects to the back Photo #9 - tail connected
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Fictional Character Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Rene, the 'Medusa' costume creator:

I am wearing a home made costume of medusa. I made the hoop skirt out of clack cotton and green snake skin material. I used plastic aquarium tubibg that I purchased from Ace Hardware. I took the idea of a hoop skirt and desgiigned and made the tail. I also laid out the green snake skin and painted it. The tail and the skirt hook together to create a long 6 foot tail.

I then used 10 yards of green and black striped crenoline and randomly bobbi pinned it in my hair, I pruchased a head band that has blue snakes that have led lights in them.

I hand painted my face to appear as if Medusa had her eyes bright yellow with her mouth open as if she was about to attack her prey. I used good ol regular acrylic paint which ened up cracking half way through the night. For a little extra sparkle, I glued green sequence to my face.
I have attatched the photos as chronolicically accurate as I could.


Rating: 4.8 of 5. Votes: 117

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#1 comment by Shannon November 10, 2013

I thought her costume was absolutely amazing. I would give her 5 stars all day...

#2 comment by Angie November 10, 2013

I give her 5 stars, she put a lot of thought and talent into this creation. Always amazing me.

#3 comment by Rene November 11, 2013

Lol i forgot to mention, i spent 50 hours making the skirt and the tail, 4.5 hours doing my hair and make up, and 1.5 hours painting my back and arma with the scales. In total i spent $500 for all the material and tubing needed to make this. Once again thanks!!

#4 comment by Maria November 15, 2014

This costume is awesome. How do I replicate it?

#5 comment by Vicki September 26, 2016

Absolutely amazing!

#6 comment by Yvonne October 9, 2016

Rene.. Do u have the make up tutorial for it?

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