For the dress of this cool and creepy Medusa costume, I used a long black summer dress with a net type cardigan as a jacket
The headdress was made from a headband and a woven leather belt from the thrift store and plastic dollar store snakes. I cut out a cardboard tiara shape and glued it to a cloth headband to give the headband a little height. The woven leather belt I took apart and glued it onto the headband entwined with the plastic snakes. I used a hot glue gun for the leather but it didn’t work on the plastic snakes so I used super glue and used clothes pegs to secure whilst they dried.
Face painting was easy, used a base of yellow/ orange green. After that dried I placed a fish net stocking over my face and dabbed on black face paint, remove carefully. You are left with a fish scale look. I then highlighted some scales with white to give a glistening look (snake scales)
So cheap yet so effective.