Part of my series of final projects at Ringling College of Art + Design.

For her final project in Classical Mythology in Literature, Art, and Music, 3rd-year Illustration major Erin Colleran decided to give Medusa a makeover to emphasize the gorgon as a “warrior baddass.” As Colleran wrote in her pitch, “She was once beautiful, and still is, though she has taken on more snakelike charms.” The outfit as designed above is intended to show her strength through armor. Her mid-section looks like a cross between a Greek gown and reptilian armor. Her main inspiration came from the work of Thierry Mulger. I can imagine this design actually being used in film or animation. 

poisoncircus asked:

Just had to say that the light up wig looks super cool! I even had to call my mom in to see it! We are costume designers and appreciate good work when we see it!! Can't wait to see the rest of the costume!

Oh gosh wow that’s amazing of you! I’m hoping to go into costume design once I graduate so that’s a huge compliment, thank you!