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The clay mould for my mask sculpted on top of a styrofoam head (I would suggest plastacine or something similar. I just used what I had on hand, but a plastacine would work best). Liquid latex was applied in layers, with some toilet paper in weaker areas to add strength. Once it was all dry, I used creme makeup to paint it with translucent powder it set it. I did cut a small slit at the eye so I could see.

I made the dress from a thrifted large men's white button-up, which I took in at the sides to fit me, and removed the pocket and a portion of the sleeve. I modified the nurse had from a store-bought one, and gave both the dress and hat a coffee dye bath for about four hours. The shoes were thrifted as well, and I distressed them with sandpaper and scissors. All of these were smudged up with makeup to make them look dirtier.

The mask was attached to a bald cap, and then the nurse hat was hotglued on as well to hide that seam. The bald cap was given a paint job to match once I had it on, and then I used watered down creme makeup to paint my neck, the exposed part of my chest, and my upper arms/legs with a grayish corpsey colour. I added veins in a dirty green colour with an angled brush, and set it all with powder. Add a twitchy, zombie walk for effect!

(The flash in these photos washed out the colours, unfortunately.) I hope you like it!

ADDENDUM: I have gotten a lot of questions about this tutorial, how to use latex, where to buy it, etc. There are all kinds of resources on the internet about how to use special effects makeup, all it takes is a little searching! If there's anything you don't know how to do or where to get it, just google it. I can promise you that searching for yourself will get you faster results than contacting me personally. I made this tutorial as an afterthought, hence why it is so thrown together. Here I've given you a basic, simple description for what I did for my costume. There are many other ways to achieve similar results. Take this more as a general outline and get inspired to get creative with your own costume! Good luck.

And since some people have asked; No, I will not make one and send it to you. This was just a Halloween costume I made for myself one year.
<p>so creepy bit awesome</p>
Amazingly well done! I wish I had seen this sooner!
Wow. You look fantastic in this!
The costume you've made is so good, it looks absolutely fantastic. I was looking at buying an outfit, the closest I can find is this <a href="http://www.findthefilm.com/fancydress/adult-silent-hill-nurse-costume.php">Silent Hill nurse costume</a>. It's awful though. There doesn't seem to be a costume license for Silent Hill so if I want one of these then I'll have to make it like you have. The shirt is such a simple idea, work on the mask and make that the main part of the outfit, a superb idea. You have really inspired me, I'm going to get started on my outfit this weekend, I just hope it looks as good as yours. Great job anomalie, well done.
Hi i love your mask!! im going to be this for halloween this year! is there anyway u can help me, this is my first time doing this! thank you
Sorry but I did not have had time, and there's not much else I could do without helping in person anyway. I hope the instructions here sufficed. Please share pics if you did do this!
the one made by HAAAARICA is waaay better
So? Do you have anything constructive to say? Because otherwise I really don't care.<br><br>I'd still prefer to have a latex mask than a plaster one - much lighter, looks more like skin.
Have to ask... How did you see and or breath with that mask on???
I used a razor to make a slit in one of the depths near my eye (when the mask was off, obviously). The bottom of the mask wasn't glues down, either, so I could flip it up over my head during the night to talk and eat/drink. But I could breathe though the space between the bottom of the mask and my chin.
oh okay another question when your done with the clay mask does it turn like extra hard? or something.cause i bought some versatile air dry natural clay today at michaels i hope it works using this kind of clay you think??<br />
Mine did not go hard because again, if it dried out to would crack so I had to keep it a little moist until I got the latex on. It's okay if it's a little mailable still as long as it isn't really wet or squishy.<br />
You do amazing work.
Thank you. :)<br />
Awesome job. Can i also ... dare i say ...&nbsp; you look&nbsp; ... uh hot as a nurse?&nbsp; Any who ... i think i will make a DR. Version of this for the upcoming par-tey.<br />
&nbsp;Ookaay......<br />(Kidding! Though, if you were including the mask in that statement, i would be scared...)
&nbsp;almost forgot, Scary costume! That mask is crazy :0
&gt;:D<br />
A doctor version sounds creepy, please link me the photos if you do this!<br />
The picture of her holding the mug is so cool, and funny
:D It was a fun costume to play around in.<br />
That looks totally brilliant, excellent job!<br />
Thank you!&nbsp;:)<br />
what kind of clay are&nbsp; you using and where may i purchase it at?<br />
I just used some that was around the house... it dries very easily so I had to keep a wet cloth over the mold when I wasn't working on it. Any kind of modelling clay or probably even plasticine would be fine - ask at art supply or craft stores. :)<br />
Hello, anomalie. My name is Sean Graham; I am an independent filmmaker working on a new horror film on location in Virginia. We loved your work and would be willing to pay you $150US to have a mask like this one made for use in a movie that has a great chance of airing at the Sundance Film Festival NEXT year. We'd also be glad to list you in the credits. If you are interested in doing some work for us, please contact GREENIX Productions at the following e-mail address: makeshift_man@yahoo.com. Again, we loved your work and are looking forward to hearing from you.
I live in Salt lake and would love to catch your film. I go to sundance every year so keep in touch and please let me know the title. Thanks and good luck Chad Briese
Hello, anomalie. My name is Sean Graham; I am an independent filmmaker working on a new horror film on location in Virginia. We loved your work and would be willing to pay you $150US to have a mask like this one made for use in a movie that has a great chance of airing at the Sundance Film Festival NEXT year. We'd also be glad to list you in the credits. If you are interested in doing some work for us, please contact GREENIX Productions at the following e-mail address: makeshift_man@yahoo.com. Again, we loved your work and are looking forward to hearing from you.
The last picture of the you holding up the cup in the costume totally cracked me up. Nice job. Face could use a bit more details though. I don't mean like features because the nursies don't have them, but I mean like, you could paint it flesh tone, a little dark here, a little light. Veins would also be a nice and very creepy touch.
Yeah, if I'd had more time and better paint, more effort would have gone into the final touches of the mask. But, as I mentioned in my description, the flash did wash out the photos somewhat, so there was a little more depth to it but still nothing spectacular.
Wow,I got chills looking at this, well done Excellent MAkeup.
Hehe, thank you!
Can I just say... SilentHill rocks! Awesome costume! The nurses are the creepiest creatures in the game or movie.
Thanks, glad you like it! And I agree, they're super-creepy.
+29.3 very good
Thank you. :)

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