Look into my eyes...
Medusa, originally a human that was tricked, used and betrayed by Poseidon and Athena. Athena cursed Medusa with a head of venomous snakes and banished from civilization, whoever looked into her eyes would be turned to stone. Once she was beheaded, her eyes still harbored the power to turn anyone who gazes upon her to stone, and is continued to be used as a tool to protect against enemies.
This costume was really fun to create, a white infinity maxi dress makes for a great toga that you can tie in multiple different ways. I made the headdress/wig out of a cheap party store wig as a base, a zip tie crown as a base for my snake babies and a few packs of floral crinoline to create more volume and that iconic snake like hair behind my actual snakes at the front of the headpiece.
Shot by Alec Bellante
The Style Astronaut