Homespun Halloween 2016: Trial Run

A couple of years ago, I bought supplies for a Medusa costume. Halloween didn’t happen for me that year for a variety of reasons, but I am ready for it this time!

I began with the headpiece. I bought a bag of rubber snakes on Amazon, thinking that I would hot glue them to a headband. For some reason, the hot glue, snakes, and headband did not get along in the slightest, so I had to resort to Plan B: jewelry wire. I wrapped the wire around each individual snake first, then around the entire headband when the snakes were in place.

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The next step was to spray paint the whole thing gold.

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Here it is, resting on a handy Halloween decoration:

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This week is spirit week at the high school where I worked, and Wednesday was Character Day. I thought this would be the perfect trial run for Medusa, especially since we studied Greek mythology last month. I have not made the Medusa dress yet (and it wouldn’t be school appropriate anyway), so I just wore a black maxi dress. I found the perfect belt at a thrift store. It looks like scales!

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My students loved this costume. All day, kids were walking past me saying “don’t look at her!” So funny – and they remembered the myth!

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Since we are bracing for Hurricane Matthew here in Jacksonville today and tomorrow, I may use some of this extra time to cut and sew the dress. We shall see!

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