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Coolest Medusa and Athena Costumes 13

by Stephanie
(Lewes, DE)

Homemade Medusa and Athena Costumes

Homemade Medusa and Athena Costumes

Homemade Medusa and Athena Costumes
Homemade Medusa and Athena Costumes
Homemade Medusa and Athena Costumes
Homemade Medusa and Athena Costumes

I really wanted to be Medusa, but wanted a unique headpiece. I bought a case of rubber "squishy" snakes and wired them the mesh of a black wig, making them seem like they were slithering through each other. It was helpful to have a wig form head, I got one for 25 cents at a thrift store. I wired on 12 snakes in all and pinned any loose black wig hair up so the head piece looked completely like snakes. I then spray painted it black, coated the tounges with red glitter glue, the eyes with silver glitter glue, used a silver paint pen to makes the snake markings and added a touch of glitter glue all over the snakes. I used $7 curtain panels from Kmart for the dress and, of course, went crazy on the eye make-up and added jewelry that I already had.

My friend was Athena and I made her costume from the same curtain panels in white. From Home Depot, she made the spear with copper pipe and foam board. The shield is from foam board, as well. She glued and spray painted my extra snakes on the shield and we were a mythology match. I had extra gold material for her armor and then hot glued on a few embellishments. She threw some chains on from Home Depot, added a wig and some warrior make-up.

We had a blast making and wearing these Homemade Medusa and Athena Costumes!

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Fantastic!
by: Anonymous

Looks great! I've always wanted to be Medusa, think I will this year!

snakes?
by: Anonymous

Where did you get the snakes??

snakes?
by: Anonymous

i'm wanting to do this this year... where did you get the snakes?

Snakes
by: Steph

I bought a case of "squishy snakes" from dillonimporting.com You can buy them individually at Spirit Halloween.

snakes
by: Anonymous

just curious how you attached the snakes... what kind of wire? did you tie it into the wig? did you feed the wire through the whole snake? sorry for the 20 Q's! :) feel free to email me as well, if that is easier: gibsoncasa at gmail dot com

snakes
by: Anonymous

what kind of wire did you use? did you feed the wire up through the whole snake? did you tie the wire to the wig? 20 questions! feel free to email me if that would be easier: gibsoncasa at gmail dot com

wiring the snakes
by: Anonymous

I did not put the wire through the snakes. I wrapped the wire around the the snake and through the mesh of the wig and then twisted the wire to closed and bent the ends flat to the snake. I used a thin wire, either from the beading section or floral section of Michaels.

Medusa Costume--Dress/Curtain Question
by: Anonymous

I'm curious how you made the dress out of the shower curtain.

snakes
by: Stephanie

I bought a case of squishy snakes form dillonimporting.com (they sell them individually at Spirit Halloween.
I did not put the wire through the snake. i wrapped the wire around the snakes and through the mess of the wig.

dress
by: Anonymous

It was a was a window treatment curtain panel. I ran elastic through the top used a second one over my shoulder.

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Coolest Homemade Medusa Costume 12

by Tania E
(Ray Twp, MI, USA)

Coolest Homemade Medusa Costume 12

Coolest Homemade Medusa Costume 12

My daughter was Medusa. I got a black dress from a previous Halloween costume. We bought some snake-type jewelery. I used a lot of thick black eyeliner for her eyes to make them really pop.

Then I used green and gold eyeshadow with a lot of glitter. Her lips were purple glitter (it looked really cool). Then the hard part was her hair. I put about ten ponytails in her hair. Then stuck pipe-cleaners in it. Then rubber-banded the middle and end so the ponytails would look like snakes. I stuck green, orange and glow in the dark snakes in her hair and spray painted it green.

The pipe cleaners were important because it made her hair stick up. The glow-in-the-dark snakes worked great for at night. The Homemade Medusa Costume wasn't as important as the make-up and hair - that is what people remember about Medusa.

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snakes
by: Julie

Hello, I am wanting to dress as Medusa this year myself and was wondering where u were able to find the snakes to go in her hair. I saw some glow in the dark ones @ the dollar store but no regular ones. May have to try a different dollar store. Your daughter looks great by the way! Julie

How
by: Anonymous

I was wondering as well where you would get the glow in the dark snakes because I have everything else on the list.

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