Greek Costumes For Women
There are many Greek costumes for women from traditional peasant costumes, national dresses of the country or, possibly more popular, costumes from the time of Ancient Greece.
Most people are familiar with these ancient Greek costumes or at least they think they are anyway. Everyone has watched the movies, the TV series and maybe read one or two books on the subject of ancient Greece. In particular the mythology. People can’t get enough of the huge and hideous monsters or the sexy looking heroes and gods. The most recent installment on our interest in all things from ancient Greece was the recently released movie “The Clash of the Titans”. This came out in early 2010 and tells the tale of Perseus the hero who defeats various monsters and causes the Gods to fight.
There are many female characters in this film that wear great costumes. There is Io and goddesses like Aphrodite and Athena. Athena was actually supposed to be in the film but her scenes were cut. Bet she was one angry goddess. Seeing as she was the goddess of warfare maybe you shouldn’t mess with her.
Greek goddess costumes are typically a gown or flowing dress. They are usually in white but you can get other colors. I guess white has a heavenly aspect to. Some of these gowns come in white but blend into other colors like an azure blue or a crimson red to give the costume a bit more character.
Some of the accessories can highlight their special powers or responsibilities. For instance Aphrodite is the goddess of lust, beauty and sexuality. Apart from looking ravishingly beautiful maybe she could wear items or simply dress in a way that emphasizes these qualities.
Athena is referred to as the goddess of war. She will also wear a white gown but might have a more elaborate headpiece that is almost like a war like helmet. She may even wear arm gauntlets too to highlight this aspect of war.
Other popular Greek costumes for women might include going as Medusa the snake headed monster. Medusa makes a great costume because she can be portrayed as being astonishingly beautiful but have a head full of snakes. Her costume might consist of an elegant gown and then simply wear a headpiece that has the writhing snake detail on it and you’ve got your Medusa costume.
Whether you go to the Halloween party as a Greek goddess or monster, you are sure to make a great impression in the elegant and distinctive looking outfits