How to Make a Hercules Costume

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How to Make a Hercules Costume
Hercules was a mythic figure. ( Images)

Hercules is a legendary figure in mythology. Making a Hercules costume is an exciting way to express your creativity and to pack on muscle for your event. Greek folklore describes Hercules as the son of a god, Zeus, and that he was the strongest man ever to roam the face of the Earth. Hercules possessed the strength of a man from his earliest days and eventually became a god himself. Create your costume and rule your party too -- wherever you go.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Scissors
  • Face and body paint
  • Face powder
  • Latex glue
  • Paint brushes
  • Fake grey beard
  • Oversized brown T-shirt
  • Belt
  • Sandals
  • Wristbands
  • Headband

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  1. 1

    Cut the sleeves off of an oversized T-shirt. Drape the T-shirt over your body. The T-shirt should stretch down to your mid-thighs or knees. Secure a brown or black belt around your waist.

  2. 2

    Wear a pair of brown sandals on your feet. Put brown or black sweatbands around your wrists and one around your head.

  3. 3

    Squint your face to make wrinkles in your forehead. Use face paint or eyeliner pencil to darken in the wrinkles to give your face character and age. Brush a thin layer of nontoxic latex glue on the backside of a fake grey beard. Press the beard onto your chin and cheeks. Hold for 30 seconds until the glue dries.

  4. 4

    Shade in outlines of muscles on your arms, shoulders and legs. Dab face powder all over your face and body to prevent any paint from smearing.

Tips and warnings

  • Visit a costume or make-up store to find latex glue.
  • Keep scissors and make-up out of the hands of children.

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