Cool and Creepy Homemade Medusa Costume

For the dress of this cool and creepy Medusa costume, I used a long black summer dress with a net type cardigan as a jacket

The headdress was made from a headband and a woven leather belt from the thrift store and plastic dollar store snakes.  I cut out a cardboard tiara shape and glued it to a cloth headband to give the headband a little height.  The woven leather belt I took apart and glued it onto the headband entwined with the plastic snakes.  I used a hot glue gun for the leather but it didn’t work on the plastic snakes so I used super glue and used clothes pegs to secure whilst they dried.

Face painting was easy, used a base of yellow/ orange green.  After that dried I placed a fish net stocking over my face and dabbed on black face paint, remove carefully.  You are left with a fish scale look.  I then highlighted some scales with white to give a glistening look (snake scales)

So cheap yet so effective.

Cool and Creepy Homemade Medusa Costume

Cool and Creepy Homemade Medusa Costume

Cool and Creepy Homemade Medusa Costume

Cool and Creepy Homemade Medusa Costume