Perhaps Halloween will not look like previous years, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up and take pics for the Grams! Because we all know that’s why we do it! And we’re pretty certain that this balloon Medusa costume will help you keep your social distance, both for the subject matter AND the width. As you know, we love working with balloons in unusual ways (remember Marie Antoinette?!) and Medusa is one we’ve had in mind for ages!
DIY Balloon Snake Medusa Costume
We love a clever balloon project and have had this Medusa costume in mind for ages. Of course, if this was real life, there’s no way I’d be getting within 2 blocks, and that’s the beauty of using balloons instead!
How to make a Balloon Snake headpiece for Medusa
- See list above!
- Blow up the balloons using our curly balloon method
- Attach the balloons into the hair using bobbi pins. Use Glue Dots to glue the balloons to each other, intertwining them as you go. Fill them out as you go.
- Add make up
- Tape fake snakes to the clothes and add into hair.
It turned out to be MUCH easier than we anticipated. We were ready to add on swim caps and wig caps and insert the balloons into the caps, but we found that applying them directly into the hair was the best technique! Score!
Here’s the transformation. We worked on the make up at the same time as the balloons.
And you can see that it took some finessing to get the right shape.
Medusa Make up
Our intern, Calee Gardener, has done make up for theater and completed the look! We took our cues from traditional Green mythology and added in some color, of course.
You will need:
- One fishnet Stocking
- Green Eye Shadow matte and Shimmer
- Blue Eye Shadow matte and Shimmer
- Gold Eye Shadow Shimmer
- White Eye Shadow
- Blue/green eyeliner
- Green creme or liquid face paint
- Black eyeliner
- fake eyelashes/eyelash glue
- Red Lipstick
Have you ever tried out balloons for snakes? Highly recommend it! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts. Tag us with #LarsInCostume or #LarsHalloween. Would love to see your costumes whether it’s Medusa or anything.
If you’re interested in more costume ideas, here are our favorites from the past!