Medusa, the legendary figure of the Greek mythology, is not only a fascinating beauty but also a frightening character who spreads fear and terror. Only one single look into the eyes of a man and he turns into stone for eternity. Another typical feature is her hair made of snakes. The DIY Medusa costume is easily made and a perfect Halloween costume idea for women or to wear it on other theme parties.

Medusa – The snake goddess with a dark character. We have several inspirations as well as matching accessories and step by step instructions for you to create an authentic Medusa costume. Let´s get started!

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Step by step instructions: Easily create your individual Medusa Costume

A long dress as the basis

First of all, you need a long dress as your basis for your Medusa costume in the color green, blue or gold. Ideal would be a dress resembling the ancient Greek clothings. But also plain black or white dresses can be used in combination with other materials to get you started. 

The hair – The eyecatcher of the Medusa

Only the right hairstyle makes you turn into the true Greek goddess. Start off with a curly or wavy basis. As the Medusa is known for her wild personality, go for big curls/waves as small curls/waves would seem to well-behaved. To fixate your hair use plenty of hairspray so it will last the night. Coming to the most important part – The snakes in the hair. You can use pipe cleaners or snake jewellery in combination with hairbands or hair clips to attach these to your hair.

The make-up – Striking and sexy 

The make-up of your Medusa-look should be beautiful and frightening at the same time. The fundaments of your make-up should be greenish-grey. You can additionally set some grey and gold highlights. To underline your eyes use black kajal, mascara as well as dark colored eyeshadow – As her look was ultimately the reason why men turned into stone. For your lips you can either go with a greyish, green, black or red tones. If you´d like to go with an elegant and glamorous look, you can choose to use golden glitter on your face and body.

Accessories: Plenty of jewelry and snakes

A wide belt, antique-looking jewelry such as necklaces, preferably a snake-choker, and bracelets as well as ancient looking sandals round off your costume perfectly.To increase the Medusa-effect, you can additionally attach further rubber snakes on your outfit.

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