Haunt Forum banner

1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Master of Scaremonies
Joined
·
12,932 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
My wife has decided she wants to be Medusa for Halloween. I've seen some good ideas on the web, and want to make the snake hair wig.

Does anyone have an idea as to the best way to fashion a wig out of rubber snakes of varying sizes? Should I just knot them all up and she can wear that way, or somehow attach them to a wig that has hair in it? Thanks in advance.:jol:
 

·
Ghost Maker
Joined
·
3,014 Posts
How bout something crazy like this (I have no idea if this would work, just an idea). Picture the martian antennas people wear to halloween parties. Find some sort of rubber cap, maybe like a thick swim cap. Find a bunch of small springs that would be strong enough to hold the snake body and head mostly upright. Poke some holes in an old wig, put the wig over the cap and mark the wig hole locations on the cap. Glue (I don't know with what) one end of a spring to each location marked on the cap (so the springs all look like they are sticking out). Put the wig over the cap, now the springs will be poking out of the wig. Cut the snakes to the appropriate length and drill out a small hole in the cut end that is slightly smaller then the spring, such that you can slip the end of the snake over the spring and it will stay in place. If everything works, you should end up with a bunch of snakes sticking out of your hair, bouncing and waving all around whenever you move.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,144 Posts
here's an idea that I found in Martha Stewarts Holiday Mag a couple of years ago,
buy 3 hair extensions and braid them, If she has long hair, separate it into ponytails and braid them too. For short hair, just pin up the ends. Wrap the braids (real and extensions) into a bun; (in the magazine pics, it looks like a beehive bun) pin and weave in small snakes.
Use bobby pins to secure larger snakes that dangle; to do that- thread a needle with wire and poke it through the snakes underside and tie a wire around the pin, slide pin into the hair.
hope this makes sense..lol I will see if I can find a picture of this for you too.

Hella
 

·
Master of Scaremonies
Joined
·
12,932 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Hey everyone - thanks for all the ideas and that link. I better start hitting the dollar stores for the rubber snakes now. :jol:
 
Joined
·
14,925 Posts
johnnythunder said:
Hey everyone - thanks for all the ideas and that link. I better start hitting the dollar stores for the rubber snakes now. :jol:
Have you foind what you're looking for yet?

I did pick up on a real nice Medusa costume this year from incharacter.
I'll send you a picture if you like?

Jeff
 

·
Master of Scaremonies
Joined
·
12,932 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Frighteners Entertainment said:
Have you foind what you're looking for yet?

I did pick up on a real nice Medusa costume this year from incharacter.
I'll send you a picture if you like?

Jeff
Thanks, I would like to see that picture if you don't mind.

I think my wife has settled on a long wig with the tiara and snakes mixed into the tiara and wig.
 

·
Master of Scaremonies
Joined
·
12,932 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
I started buying the snakes (long green ones, short red/black/yellow ones) and have to start thinking about the way to affix them. I may try a tiara and sort of stick them on that. We'll see.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
765 Posts
Depending on how much you want to spend, I just met a fellow yesterday that makes a Medusa wig with animated snakes that spit water, I believe it was a whopping 495.00
On a side note he also has quite a few other head pieces , such as a undeveloped twin brother with animated eyes and avoice box to be controlled by another actor, a Jeepers creepers piece,
I just checked into their website and it is still under construction, but here it is...good Luck on the wig.....
http://www.monster-tronics.com/index.html
 

·
Master of Scaremonies
Joined
·
12,932 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Hey man - those spitting snakes sound awesome. Although awesome, a bit pricey for us. I'll check out that site when it's up - I'd like to see them in action. Thanks.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
10,700 Posts
Frighteners Entertainment said:
I'll have a picture soon!
They told me so!
Do you believe everything that you hear? (not from me silly, sheesh!)
j/k I can't wait to see the artwork FE.
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
Top