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Thursday, October 25, 2012

DIY Halloween Costume: Medusa

DIY Easy Costume: Medusa DIY Easy Costume: Medusa  

Here is the fourth and last DIY Halloween costume idea I will be posting this year! Scratch that, I will also be posting photos of my REAL costume, but you will have to wait until next week to see it ;).

Anyways, back to this costume: The Evil Medusa!! I have to say, out of all the costumes I've posted this year, this is by far my favorite!

DIY Easy Costume: Medusa DIY Easy Costume: Medusa 

Clothing:
You will need a white or beige dress for this costume. If possible, try to use a dress that is flowy (invented word!) and soft (think Greek Goddess). You will also need metallic sandals, like these gladiator wedges I am wearing.

DIY Easy Costume: Medusa DIY Easy Costume: Medusa

Accessories:
I would recommend wearing gold accessories with this costume in order to get that "Greek goddess" feel. If you have two cuff bracelets, that is even better! And if you want to go ALL out, try buying a snake ring, necklace, earrings, or whatever; that is very Medusa-ish (invented word!)

DIY Easy Costume: Medusa  

Hair:
The hair is by far the most important part of this costume. You will need bobby pins and rubber snakes (which you can find in craft stores or Walmart/Target) to do this hairstyle. Here is how to get this look:
  1. Make several braids all over your head (I made about 8-10 braids). 
  2. Use bobby pins to pin them all over your head. Don't worry if it looks kind of messy, that is the point! You want the braids to have that snake appeal. 
  3. Then use bobby pins to pin the rubber snakes all over your head! The more, the merrier ;)
  4. DIY Easy Costume: Medusa
Makeup:
To finish this costume off, I decided to wear bold purple eyemakeup. I first dabbed lilac colored eye shadow all over my eyelid, and then I outlined my eye with a purple eyeliner. I made sure to make the outline of my eye very thick and with a flick on the outer corner of my eye. I love how it looks!

DIY Easy Costume: Medusa  

There you have it folks! Now go forth and turn people to stone with just one stare!

DIY Easy Costume: Medusa  

Hope you are all enjoying the Halloween specials on my blog! There are still a couple more to come ;)

DIY Easy Costume: Medusa

{Dress: c/o Oasap.com (old)  (Similar here!);  Kenneth Cole shoes: BBB (Panama) (Similar here!) ;  Cuff bracelets: Forever21.com (Similar here!)}

28 comments

  1. This is SUCH an adorable idea for a costume!!! I was Aphrodite a few years back, just dyed a bed sheet pink and spray painted leaves to gold and did gold make-up! This kind of reminds me of that, super cute :)

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  2. extra beautiful!

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  3.  Wao, that sounds like a fantastic idea on how to be Aphrodite!! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!! Have a great day :)

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  4. This is my favorite costume from you as well! So creative and well done. I love the hair and the outfit matches the character perfectly. :) 

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  5. OH MY GOSH. MARIE. THIS IS OS PERFECT. Seriously, I freaked out when I saw this. Okay, not even kidding, if I go to a Halloween party or anything this year, I am doing this!! Incredible. :D

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  6. This is actually such a clever Halloween Costume! I would much rather have a costume I can make! Awesome idea. I can't wait to see what your real costume it.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  7.  Aaaww, I'm so happy you liked it Ali!! I would be honored if you end up dressing up like this!! Yaaaaaii!!! Thanks!

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  8.  Hi Carlee!! I'm so glad you liked this costume, that makes me so happy!! Yeah, I'm the same where I prefer wearing costumes that I can make myself!

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  9. you are the coolest person in the whole world like actually! i love love love this. This is without a doubt the coolest DIY costume i've ever seen! great post girl

    Alexa <3
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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  10. What a super cool and unique DIY costume!  The snakes are fabulous. Great job!

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  11. How  very creative!
    i like this.... i dont think i had ever seen a Medusa costume.

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  12. You are adorable! This is such a great costume idea - can't wait to see your "real" one next week :)

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  13. From Munich With LoveOctober 26, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    Great idea! Love the costume and the great pics of you!

    From Munich With Love - http://munichstylelover.blogspot.com
    Angie Aquarius

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  14. THIS. IS. AN. AWESOME. COSTUME. 
    On every level! I wish I could use it but I'll be dressed in Rocky Horror style as we are working a showing of the film at our theatre. I'm so excited!!! 
    www.theopinionatedgirl.com

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  15. Maria bastida GuineaOctober 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  16. I love the snakes in the hair for  Medusa costume, that makes it perfect! You really put this costume together nicely, it's a great idea!

    perfectly priya

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  17. Your make-up was AMAZING.... I just did not like the shoes, but love all the rest... Very, very creative...

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  20. i would paint those snakes gold or black!

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  21. What a great idea!!! That would probably look fantastic!

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  22. My son went as Hermes for Halloween this year! It was so much fun creating the costume. I am going to keep this Medusa idea in mind for my daughter next year. Thanks so much.

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