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8 Costume Ideas to Bring Out Your Inner Ancient Greek This Halloween

Ancient Greek costume Halloween
Dress like a Greek God or Goddess this Halloween. Public Domain

Ancient Greek costumes are a great idea to have a natural look on Halloween whether you want to scare your friends or just have some fun. Greek Reporter has prepared a list of simple Greek-inspired costumes that impress.

Ancient Greek Goddess
There are many variations on a Greek Goddess costume, some generic, some more specific, like going as “Athena” or “Aphrodite.”

Ancient Greek costume Halloween
Dress like Athena. Credit: matchity , CC BY 2.0.

Short, long, white and gold, or with a touch of blue, dressing in this outfit is one way to have the rest of the costumes bow down to your inner Goddess.

In the Ancient Greek religion, Zeus ruled Mount Olympus and was the sky and thunder god, as well as the “Father of Gods and men.”

Zeus was the child of Cronus and Rhea, and the youngest of his siblings. He is known for his erotic escapades, which resulted in many godly and heroic offspring, including Athena, Apollo and Artemis, Hermes, Persephone (by Demeter), Dionysus, Perseus, Hercules, Helen of Troy, Minos, and the Muses; by Hera, he is usually said to have fathered Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus.

Costumr of the Ancient Greek of the Underworld this Halloween

If you wish to unleash Hell on Halloween, going as Hades, the ancient Greek God of the Underworld, is one way to do it.

Ancient Greek costume Halloween
Hades. Credit: Carole Raddato, CC BY-SA 2.0/Wikipedia

As ruler of the dead, Hades was feared in ancient times. So what better costume to scare your friends with on Halloween night? You will only need dark-colored clothes, decorated with flames and a staff to scare off any lost souls wandering the streets on October 31.

King Leonidas
The Greek hero and King of Sparta, Leonidas is believed to be a descendant of Hercules and is well-known for his leadership in the Battle of Thermopylae, which ultimately influenced the film “300.” Make sure you have a red cape and a real or drawn six-pack and you are ready to party.

Ephialtes was the man who betrayed his homeland, in hope of receiving some kind of reward from the Persians in the Battle of Thermopylae. He was such a notorious man that his name now means nightmare in the Greek language.

They say that all who gaze upon Medusa turn to stone. You’ll be drop-dead gorgeous in an elaborately detailed Medusa costume that includes an ornate snake headpiece.

Ancient Greek costume Halloween
Medusa. Credit: Robbert van der Steeg,  CC BY-SA 2.0.

This will definitely be a standout at any Halloween party/event and no one will be able to keep their eyes off of you.

Calibos, from The Clash of Titans, is the son of the goddess Thetis in The Clash of the Titans, known for his hideous face and the enslavement of Andromeda.

Hercules was a divine hero in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, the foster son of Amphitryon and the great-grandson (and half-brother) of Perseus. He was the greatest of the Greek heroes, a paragon of masculinity, the ancestor of royal clans who claimed to be Heracleidae and a champion of the Olympian order against chthonic monsters.

Extraordinary strength, courage, ingenuity, and sexual prowess were among his characteristic attributes. Together with Hermes, he was the patron and protector of gymnasia and palaestrae. His iconographic attributes are the lion skin and the club.

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