Medusa Headpiece

Rock your Halloween costume this year with some amazing handmade accessories that give your look that little extra something it needs to be over-the-top creepy and intriguing! I loved designing, creating, and wearing this Medusa headpiece, mostly due to the metallic paints I chose to embellish the rubber snakes. The brass wire adds great detail to the overall ominous, yet lively tone of this project and the fact that the snakes stand up on their own really makes the headband pop with life-like realness!

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1 headband

Step-by-Step Tutorial

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    Gather your materials.
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    Lay out the snakes in the pattern you'd like them to be around your headband so you have a good gauge of where to space which snakes where.
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    Paint your rubber snakes. I alternated between the olive and bronze, but feel free to paint whatever color scheme you’d like.
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    After they have dried, begin placing the first snake onto the headband and wire wrapping it tightly and snugly so it stays secure on the headband in the position you want. It may take you a couple of tries to figure out the correct placement of the snake so it stays standing upward.
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    Continue wire wrapping all of the snakes onto the headband, using the jewelry pliers if you need to in order to pull the wires together or make it more taut. Your wire should be continuous throughout the headband, but if you find it better to work with separate pieces, feel free to do so as well. After you are done wrapping all the snakes, snip the wire and hide the snipped end into the coil.
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    You're ready to slither along to your Halloween event!
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