“Baboom. The name’s Hades, Lord of the Dead. Hi, how you doing?”

“Baboom. The name’s Hades, Lord of the Dead. Hi, how you doing?” Costume

Inspired by Disney’s Hercules Villain, Hades, one of the funniest or wittiest villains you ever did see. This gender-bent version was created as a group costume theme when my friends and I went to California Adventure’s Oogie Boogie Bash. Our group of 4 girls were Hades, Jafar, Cpt. Hook & Dr Facilier.
The costume consists of a simple, black cotton dress with a hand-made gray linen toga-wrap. The wrap was lined with black ribbon and blue neon lights to create the edge design. The skull clasp at the shoulder was hand-made with clay. Fire headband + hand-held flame were made from plastic bottles and a heat-gun with added lighting. Small plush Pain and Panic perched on my shoulder. Gray body paint, yellow contacts and semi-permanent blue hair dyes took this costume from awesome to stunning. I had to show my young nieces’ friends how my contacts were fake before they would look at me without fear.


Submitted by: Leanna Read

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