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« on: November 01, 2009 08:31:59 PM »

 Grin Hello everyone, this year I decided to go as medusa, I don't have pictures of the whole procedure but I can tell you that the headpiece with the snakes is a wig that I bought and then I got a bunch of different sized and coloured snakes from the dollar store.
At first I decided to attach them with a wire in the shape of a wreath and after that I attached more and more with safety pins onto the wig directly plus a ton more hot glue and wire.


The dress is just an evening dress that was 10 dollars from "Winners", the cape is actually a belly dancing skirt that I secured with 2 greek style brooches. I also added a touch of gold ribbon to my mid section to create a more greek look.


As for my makeup I used gold leaf that is used for gilding that I glued on with liquid latex, I used it to make it look like a snake shedding skin. I also got green contacts to complete the look.


Thanks for looking!! Please vote for me!

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009 08:52:15 PM »

Great costume Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009 10:34:17 PM »

You were an awesome Medusa! I totally didn't think about her, but I think it's a super cool Halloween costume.
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009 04:09:51 AM »

Awesome idea. I LOVE the wig!! Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009 06:41:39 AM »

Awesome costume!  I saw another Medusa this year, but not nearly as well done as yours!  Love the wig!
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009 09:19:47 AM »

Gahh!! Creepy-cool, I must say! I love the golden makeup... it shows up looking kinda like snake scales/ snakeskin, which looks awesome. I love the detail with the brooches, and the wig is truly scary. Mad props to you!!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009 11:11:22 AM »

Thanks for the nice comments everyone! it was super fun to make, I am really proud of it. Remember to vote! haha  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2009 12:39:11 PM »

I dressed as Medusa in middle school, once, but yours is SO much better!  Gorgeous!
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2009 03:08:03 PM »

thats really cool
looks very pretty

i dressed up as medusa a few years ago but aparently there was no rubber snakes in dublin so i ahd to use candy ones! ha!
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2009 04:31:31 PM »

thats really cool
looks very pretty

i dressed up as medusa a few years ago but aparently there was no rubber snakes in dublin so i ahd to use candy ones! ha!

Haha that is kind of funny that there's not even rubber snakes in Ireland!
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2009 08:08:34 PM »

Creepily wonderful! (I hate snakes)
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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2009 11:38:27 AM »

Holy cow this is awesome!!  Shocked I am so jealous of your skills, I wish I could have made something this cool for halloween, I just went to the costume store and rented a cute Alice in Wonderland costume but this is just beyond me.

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« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2009 04:53:01 PM »

Holy cow this is awesome!!  Shocked I am so jealous of your skills, I wish I could have made something this cool for halloween, I just went to the costume store and rented a cute Alice in Wonderland costume but this is just beyond me.

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Thanks, that's very sweet. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2009 04:45:15 PM »

I just think you put some thought into it and that's a very neat thing to see nowadays Cheesy
I am making the resolution to actually craft something for my next Halloween and show it here next year.   Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2009 11:11:20 AM »

awesome job!
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piratelady
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2009 09:50:08 AM »

Wow this is absolutely stunning! it's the best Medusa interpretation I have ever seen, Excellent job!!

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« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2009 12:22:08 PM »

Yay! I hope you win! Good luck  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2009 04:48:36 PM »

Eek Thanks! let's see how it goes!
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« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2011 07:17:01 AM »

I would love to see this.  Do you still have pictures?
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