Friday, November 6, 2015

Medusa Costume 2015

Here I am with my friend Michelle who was dressed as a rock star!

I was freaking people out with my snakes!

But what impressed people the most were these crazy shoes! I got them for $10 and they were purple faux suede. I painted them green with acrylic and added glitter and flat backed crystals. It took many days to do that, but it was worth all the work in the end.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Medusa Makeup Test

I was looking at some tutorials on how to make tear streaked eyes, because Medusa has lost her beauty and her face turns men to why wouldn't she be crying? I think it turned out alright for a first attempt. I only did half my face....because it was just a test.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Last Year's Medusa

This was the basic costume last year.....with a sort of toga style dress.

A lot of people liked the wig last year, but this year it's going to be waaaay better. The costume will be basically the same, but with better shoes. I'll photograph them later.

Medusa Wig With MORE Snakes

Here's another test of the wig with more snakes added. If I had the time, I would have removed all the stationary snakes and replaced them all with the movable ones, but I don't have the time this year.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Medusa Wig With Moving Snakes

Just a couple of shots with the moving snakes attached to the old wig. I ended up inserting wires into a few of the old snakes to give them more height and get them out of the way so the moving snakes wouldn't get trapped by them.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Medusa Costume With Moving Snakes

Start with some of these plastic articulated snakes. Take the pointy tail piece off.

Make a sheath out of stretchy, snake-print fabric. Don't make it too tight, or too loose.
I personally like to add some length to the heads by stuffing the mouth with paper towel, then wrapping some masking tape over the snout. Masking tape is easiest to work with because you can shape it.
Sew the end of the fabric sheath around the snout and glue on some eyes and a tongue made from a thin red ribbon with a notch cut out of it. I cut a small slot in the end of the snout to insert the tongue.
Make many of these snakes so you can sew them on to your wig! I will be showing that next step soon.