How to Make a Hercules Costume

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How to Make a Hercules Costume
Hercules was a mythic figure. (Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Tip

Visit a costume or make-up store to find latex glue.

Warning

Keep scissors and make-up out of the hands of children.

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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