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Medusa Costume

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Medusa Costume

Medusa Costume

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Photo #1 - Medusa Photo #2 - Medusa Photo #3 - Medusa Photo #4 - Medusa Photo #5 - Henna Tattoo Photo #6 - Snakes before paintjob Photo #7 - Making of the costume Photo #8 - Snake earrings Photo #9 - Original Plans
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2018 Halloween Costume Contest.

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

This costume was a budge DIY project. I created the snake hair headdress from backer rod (a home improvement item), model magic, wire, and craft foam. I made a cap for my head out of craft foam and glued wire filled backer rods onto it and formed them into snakey shapes. I hand made each of the snake heads out of model magic and gave them all a little personality. For extra support to keep the snakes on my head I created a detailed gold band around the headpiece. This piece was made to look like a winged Greek helmet. I painted each of the snakes eyes with glow in the dark paint so at night they would glow. I added fangs to each of their mouths to complete the look. I sewed the dress by hand and added a belt with snakes glued on and hand painted Greek patterns. I created handcrafted snake earrings and a necklace out of gold spray painted plastic snakes to complete the look. For a modern flair on Medusa I created a snake henna tattoo on my leg to bring the details together. I had a lot of fun creating this costume and it was a huge hit. The approximate cost was $80 (including sewing kits, makeup, and other odd and ends that I will use after Halloween). Hope you like it!

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