DIY Medusa Costume for Children

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DIY Medusa Costume for Children
A Medusa headdress is the challenging part of the costume. (Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Medusa was a magnificent monster, with a beautiful face and figure, but with writhing snakes in her hair. For a child who wants to be a bit scary at Halloween, Medusa makes a good choice. The costume can be simply put together with a loose tunic dress, or a goddess dress draped and pinned from a length of fabric. Add sandals and a headband covered with rubber snakes and your little monster will be good to go.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Plastic headband
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Hot-glue sticks
  • Rubber snakes
  • Hair gel (optional)
  • Tunic dress
  • Sandals
  • Make-up

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  1. 1

    Choose a wide plastic headband that fits the child's head securely. Use the hot-glue gun to attach rubber snakes to the headband, arranging them so that they twist and turn and loop up three-dimensionally. Allow some of the snakes to dangle off the edges of the headband so that they will wiggle and appear to be alive when the child turns her head.

  2. 2

    Braid the child's hair in multiple tiny braids, or spike it with hair gel if it is short.

  3. 3

    Dress the child in a loose, tunic dress and sandals.

  4. 4

    Apply make-up such as lip gloss and blush and eye shadow.

Tips and warnings

  • Accessorise the costume with a snake armband or bangles.
  • Make the costume scarier by shredding the fabric of the tunic.

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