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Coolest Homemade Medusa Unique Halloween Costume Idea 7

by Pam M.
(Seattle,WA)

Homemade Medusa Unique Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Medusa Unique Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Medusa Unique Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Medusa Unique Halloween Costume Idea

For Halloween my daughter wanted something “different,” “kinda freaky but not too scary.” SO we went through the list of costumes in this realm, the Grim Reaper, Zombie, Mummy, ... Medusa. “Yes that’s it, we had a Homemade Medusa Unique Halloween Costume Idea.”

We embarked upon a mission to buy something Grecian goddess-like but couldn’t find anything in a child size that would work. We would have to sew something. We ended up altering an existing pattern to make it Grecian-like and we think the results are stunning. The dress was made with a reptile print spandex as were the headband and a stuffed snake she carried as an accessory.
We had already discussed how to have snakes coming from her hair. She determined that her real hair should show so a headpiece or wig that covered her hair wouldn’t be acceptable. We ended up making a headband, adding hair wraps, rubber snakes and temporary hair coloring to twists of hair and braids.

Our favorite things are the details we added like: the gold cuffs and yoke with green jewels, the three snake appliques with embroidered red eyes and the six miniature snakes that are attached to the headband with red bead eyes. The cape made her seem more powerful as a Medusa character, like she was a cobra flattening her neck ready to attack. She definitely portrayed the fierceness that Medusa was known for.

Don’t look too closely or you might turn to stone.

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Coolest Homemade Medusa Costume 4

by Vanna
(Elliot Lake, On, Canada)

Homemade Medusa Costume

Homemade Medusa Costume

Homemade Medusa Costume
Homemade Medusa Costume
Homemade Medusa Costume

Halloween is my FAVOURITE holiday!! I like to try being something scary or recognizable. Last year (2009) I decided to create a homemade Medusa costume. I started with about 30 rubber snakes that I purchased at Zellers. Then I went and found a gold snake arm band and necklace, some gold gladiator type gold sandals on sale at Wal-Mart and some bobby pins.

I had pretty much everything I needed except for the dress. So I was lucky when one of my friends said she had an old witches costume that I could have. I took it and cut the neckline and cut the sleeves open so that it resembled a goddesses dress I had seen. I then went to Canadian Tire and bought some rope which I spray painted gold for around my waist. I added a homemade crinoline under the dress to add a bit of length.

I am very, very lucky to have a makeup artist/hair stylist for a best friend and she was kind enough to do my hair for me. She started by making little twists in my hair that went in every direction. Then she started pinning the snakes in. It was a long process but the finished product looked amazing! I got many compliments on my homemade Medusa costume and had a blast!! :)

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Coolest Medusa Costume 10

by Angel W.

Homemade Medusa Costume

Homemade Medusa Costume

Homemade Medusa Costume
Homemade Medusa Costume
Homemade Medusa Costume
Homemade Medusa Costume

I decided to be Medusa sometime around June (yes I start planning that early). I knew I wanted a full head of snakes, not just a few intertwined in my hair. If the "hair" wasn't right, the costume would have failed. It took a lot of patience and ingenuity, but I finally figured out a way to achieve the look I was going for.

I used about 4 dozen rubber snakes which I glued to a rubber cap with shoe goo to achieve my locks. It makes almost a helmet that's kinda heavy, but comfortable enough to wear all night. I paired it with a simple velvet robe and fishnet, and some awesome Gothika contacts. Voila! A Homemade Medusa Costume!

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