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! I tend to wait till the last minute to decide what to wear for Halloween, and this quick costume is perfect for procrastinators (or very busy people!) like me.
To make the head piece, you’ll need:
a sturdy headband
several large rubber snakes
small rubber snakes
(I found all the items needed for this costume 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. I’ve found that a plastic headband works well, especially one that has opening in it. You can pull the chenille sticks through the openings and twist them tightly to hold the snakes in place.
Repeat this with the other snakes. Angle the snakes in different directions so they seem to be looking all around you.
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 with this Medusa costume! Send me a picture if you decide to be Medusa this year. I’d love to see it! For more last minute costume ideas, check out my other DIY costume ideas. Have fun creating something fun and unique to wear on Halloween!