DIY Medusa Costume
Are you ready to create a show stopping costume? This tutorial will teach you how to make a Medusa costume that will be sure to turn heads. The materials needed are all easy to find and work with. Put this costume together in just a few hours, wear it and win first prize at the next costume contest.
Fake Snake Headpiece
Green Body Paint
Asymmetrical Pleated Skirt or Dress
Flip Flops or Sandals
Some people find snakes fascinating, others find them frightening. No matter what your opinion of snakes is, you can’t deny that Medusa would have been an awesome costume for those fun filled Halloween parties. Everyone will be asking for your picture and looking for your business card so they can tell their friends about you and your fabulous creation. Not only is this an easy costume to make, but it’s one that may win you some money at that next costume contest. You might even be able to write this off as a business expense if you wear it at the next trade show or convention where you are promoting your business. Your customers will never forget your name when they see this stunning creation.
If you need a last minute Halloween costume, making your own Medusa costume is a great idea. You can easily make one from items that you already have at home. This DIY Medusa costume is perfect for women or girls, and it looks great for Halloween parties.
You will need:
Strapless dress, green in color
Fake snake (optional)
Green makeup (optional)
I love Greek mythology. To me, it’s a fun way to learn about human nature. The myths are entertaining and have a deeper meaning about human behavior. I decided to make a Medusa costume for Halloween that was not only scary, but looked good as well. It was a lot of fun, and I’m going to show you how to do it yourself in case you want to make one too!
Here is what my costume looked like:
I used a black dress from Goodwill as the base. I painted the snakes with fabric paint and glued them on with fabric glue. Then, I glued leaves and moss (both from Dollar Tree) around the snakes. The snakes were made by cutting strips of green material into fringe and hot gluing it together. The headpiece is a swirl of cardboard covered in cellophane (from Dollar Tree) and topped with leaves and moss. The eyes are cut out of the plastic bottle (from Dollar Tree). The bow is made out of felt (also from Dollar Tree). The horn things were made by spray painting egg carton cups red (half of them were with shiny metallic paint) and then hot gluing them on black headbands (also from Dollar Tree). The w
Hi! My name is Cynthia, and Medusa is my favorite mythical figure. I think she’s a great character, and I wanted to make a costume of her for Halloween. It took me three years but it was worth it! Here’s how you can create your own Medusa costume.
It all started when I was reading the Oedipus story. I thought about it for days after that, and at some point I realized that the only part of the story I really cared about was Medusa. She’s awesome! She has snakes in her hair instead of normal hair, and she turns people to stone with just a look. She’s also supposed to be beautiful too, which is a nice bonus.
I was so excited by this idea that I immediately went out and bought a long curly red wig with snakes in it, and black fabric for the rest of the costume. But when I got home and looked at what I had bought, I realized that this would not work. The wig was not good enough for Medusa; it needed to be more snake-like. And the fabric was not shiny enough; Medusa’s clothes should have been more dramatic than that. So I decided to wait until next year before trying again.
The next year
In Greek mythology, Medusa was a beautiful maiden with golden hair. Poseidon, the god of the sea, decided that he wanted to marry her. When Medusa refused his advances, he cursed her by turning her hair into snakes. Anyone who looked at her face would turn to stone.
Making a Medusa Costume
You can make a simple and inexpensive Medusa costume with a few supplies from your local craft store. If you have long hair, you will not need many materials at all. Otherwise, you will need to purchase a wig or headpiece.
Medusa is probably one of the most recognizable figures in Greek mythology. With her hair made of snakes and eyes that can turn you to stone, she’s an iconic villain and a perfect costume for Halloween.
However, pulling off a convincing Medusa look can be a little tricky. It’s important to get the details just right or your costume will look cheesy instead of scary. Follow these simple steps for making a Medusa costume that will impress all your friends!
I was the Medusa for Halloween this year and had a blast. I have included photos of me (left) and my friend who was also dressed up as a mythological creature.
The whole costume is actually quite simple, with the exception of the hair which does take some time to do.
I started by making the snakes by cutting out green triangles from felt and then twisting them together. Once they were twisted I held them in place with a bit of hot glue. I then attached them to a flexible head band using more glue.
I then glued some thick elastic to the head band that went under my chin to hold it on while I danced around at the party.
My makeup was pretty simple, just some dark eyeliner and eyeshadow. The eyeliner was applied as usual, but then a little bit of black eyeshadow was added to make it look more like scales. It’s hard to tell in the pictures but it made a big difference when you saw me in person.
Then came the fun part…. The wig!
I used some purple yarn and went over to my friends house where we sat down with wine and did each strand one by one. It took about 2 hours, but was totally worth it in the end when everyone