How to make a Maryann the Maenad (True Blood) Costume

Season 2 of “True Blood” is winding to a close and things in the town of Bon Temps have gotten crazier and crazier since the arrival of Maryann Forrester. Revealed to be a Maenad, an ancient follower of the Greek god, Dionysus, Maryann has brought mayhem to the town, holding elaborate parties (that turn into orgies) and all being responsible for all manner of saucer-eyed hijinx. So what if a few hearts get cut out… It’s all in good fun, right?

Host your own party dressed to the nines as Maryann the Maenad inbetween her bull goddess transformation. Sure to be a big hit, this will be one party guests will never forget!

##Things You’ll Need##

* Long brown wig in a wavy style with bangs

* Artificial flowers to place in hair

* Long white gown or Grecian goddess costume

* OR any sort of Caftan style dress that Maryann usually favors.

* Necklace

* Black Contact lenses

* Claw hands or Yoda hands

* OPTIONAL: Fleshtoned paint or foundation makeup

* OPTIONAL Bull horns

##Putting together your Maryann the Maenad costume##

Step 1: Put on a long, brown wig in a wavy style with bangs. Yes, we must not forget the bangs, which are a signature part of Maryann’s hairstyle.

Step 2: Pick up some artificial white flowers to put in your hair or wig.

Step 3: Put on a gold necklace with long strands in the front.

Step 4: Put on a long, white gown or any sort of long, flowing gown with a hippie or Grecian style. Or, pick up a Grecian goddess costume to hearken back to Maryann’s ancient roots as a follower of Dionysus.

Step 5: Pop in a pair of black contact lenses for that “trancelike” effect that usually takes over Maryann and her followers after she does that weird, shaking back and forth thing.

Step 6: Put on a pair of claw hands. Yoda hands work well since they have three fingers that terminate in claws. If you wish, you can also paint the claws with acrylic paint in a fleshtoned shade, or apply fleshtoned foundation makeup to match your own skin tone.

Step 7: Put on a bull mask or bull horns, if you want to take your costume to the next level.

Step 8: Pick up a few key phrases in Greek to chant at your next party and get ready to party like it’s 1999 B.C.!!

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