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Coolest 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!

Homemade Medusa and Athena Costumes

Homemade Medusa and Athena Costumes

Homemade Medusa and Athena Costumes



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10 thoughts on “Coolest Medusa and Athena Costumes”

  1. 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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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