Perfecting Your Medusa Costume for Halloween

Medusa fancy dress blog header image showing a woman in Medusa costume with snake headband and makeup

Looking for a Halloween costume idea that will turn heads on October 31st?

We already sell a beautiful Medusa set which has everything you need to turn into the Gorgon of Greek myth, but with a few additions you can make this costume really stand out!

Read on for the full costume tutorial and extra ideas!

Medusa costume essentials

How to dress as Medusa for Halloween

Start off with the Medusa costume, which comes as this gorgeous green asymmetrical dress with lace and gold embroidery detail. Every element of this dress has been designed to make you think of snakes, from the wiggly embroidery to the faux snakeskin cuff and belt. It also comes with a golden snake headband, and a large gold snake detail that sits on the shoulder of the dress.

Woman with dark brown hair wearing a Medusa costume including green dress, snake headband and snake brooch

Next, do your make-up and make it a bit more glamorous than usual with metallic green eye shadow and dark lipstick. You could also use some green glitter or gems like from this Mystic Mermaid set to make you look even more monstrous!

A really cool way to add a snakeskin scale kind of look to your makeup is to pull a pair of fishnet tights over your head. Apply green makeup to your face over the fishnets, blending out into gold or a darker green at the edges. When you take the tights off, you’ll have a gorgeously Gorgon-esque snake pattern on your skin! Large flakes of green chunky glitter add to the effect.

Then add some accessories! Start with a vibrant green wig and if you’ve got thick hair, put a wig cap on first to keep your hair in place (trust us, this will make it much easier to put the wig on). Last but not least, add the finishing touches with a snake armband. You could also add a little more sizzle to this snake with these Witch Doctor tights, and walk around with this snake-head sceptre (as seen in the costume images but not included)

And that’s it – you’re ready to hit the town as the most petrifying figure in Greek mythology!

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