Looking for a costume that’s a head turner, but don’t have a lot of time or money to spend on it?  You’ll love this idea:  make your own Medusa costume!  Not into Medusa?  Find a lot more costume ideas HERE.


This is one of my quick “go to” costumes.  I’ve worn it a few times and it always attracts a lot of attention.  It’s kind of hard not to stare at the lady with snakes on her head!

To make the head piece, you’ll need:
a sturdy headband
several large rubber snakes
small rubber snakes
chenille sticks

(I found all the items at the Dollar Tree except for the large snakes, which I found in the toy section at Dollar General.)


Place one snake on the headband and bind it on using a chenille stick.  Repeat with the other snakes.

Use the chenille sticks to attach the smaller snakes directly to your hair.

To complete the costume, use a white sheet to make a toga.  Sometimes I paint my face and hands green for added dramatic effect.


Have fun turning heads!  Send me a picture if you decide to be Medusa this year.  I’d love to see it!



  1. Thank you!!! 😀 I tried using other type of headbands but it got to difficult. Thanks for putting this up.

  2. Hi Morena. I used your ideas to make my Halloween costume this year. I used the pipe cleaners and rubber snakes for the headpiece. I bought a dress and shoes from a thrift store. I got some other materials from the craft store, for the belt. I made my jewelry pieces from a gold belt and some beading materials I already had. I bought some specialty lenses and used fishnet stockings to put green makeup on my face for the snake skin look. It worked out great and I even won second place in a costume contest! Thanks for the ideas!

    • Jennifer, you made my day. Thanks for sharing that with me, and congrats on your win! I LOVE the idea of using fishnets to create snake skin. Genius idea. I’d love to see pictures if you want to share them!

    • Thanks, Morena! Yes, I would certainly love to share some photos of my costume. I will post them to your FB page, if that’s OK. It is by far my favorite Halloween costume I’ve ever worn. Thanks again for the ideas!