Monday, October 1, 2012

Make Your Own Medusa Costume


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!



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!


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21 comments:

  1. Super Cool! I may have to be medusa. I am usually scrambling for a last minute costume.

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  2. That is so cool! Medusa is such an awesome character. Hope you will enter it in the Costume Contest starting Oct 13.
    For details -
    www.createcraftlove.com/2012/09/handmade-halloween-costume-contest.html

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  3. My mom actually did somthing like this a couple years back with dollar store snakes too. its a really great and easy to do costume

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  4. This is great! :) Of course, no surprise there.

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  5. what type of headband did you use? pleases answer :)

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  6. Hi Chelsea! I used a wide plastic headband. I hope that helps!!

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  7. So, the chenille sticks/pipe cleaners held those large snakes well???
    -Diane

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  8. Love this! I tried to convince my family this year to have me be Medusa, and they all go as zombies, but they all wanted to be zombies.

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

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  10. Hi. Love this idea? Is that a sheet you are wearing? It looks like it's on the shoulders and under the arms to make sleeves. Would love to know how you did it.

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  11. The sheet appears to have a slit cut un the center and worn ponch style with a cord to belt it. Is this correct?

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  12. 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!

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    1. 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!

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    2. 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!

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