Silent Hill 2 Nurse

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.

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    ivondudley

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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 Silent Hill nurse costume. 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.

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    vannah9

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    anomalievannah9

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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!

    So? Do you have anything constructive to say? Because otherwise I really don't care.

    I'd still prefer to have a latex mask than a plaster one - much lighter, looks more like skin.

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    anomalieshadowzfell

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    muixmui

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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??

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    anomaliemuixmui

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    DavidLight

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Awesome job. Can i also ... dare i say ...  you look  ... uh hot as a nurse?  Any who ... i think i will make a DR. Version of this for the upcoming par-tey.

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    mrdepo96DavidLight

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     Ookaay......
    (Kidding! Though, if you were including the mask in that statement, i would be scared...)

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    Stixs

    9 years ago on Introduction

    The picture of her holding the mug is so cool, and funny