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26 Sep 2011 - 22:3570910
Lying Figure - Silent Hill 2 Help
Hey guys, I am currently thinking over the idea of cosplaying the Lying Figure from the Silent Hill 2 game/film.
I have actually wanted to do this for a while, but I have never gotten around to actually executing it.

I have some questions, however. Here is a ref picture for anyone who doesn't know what it is...
Art- http://www.silenthillmemories.net/lost_memories/guide/images/048a.jpg
Amazing cosplay of it - http://anaisroberts.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d31yifl

I was wondering, what would be the best suit to use for it? Zentai? Also, how could I best remove the arms on a Zentai suit and what paint would be best?

Basically, need help on the whole thing! XD

Much love in return for anyone who helps. Thanks.


26 Sep 2011 - 23:2170919
I would love to see this, not enough people cosplay as Lying Figures
Have you perhaps tried asking the example cosplayer you were looking at for advice on how they made theirs?


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27 Sep 2011 - 06:4870930
I have indeedy. However, I am sure she gets asked it a lot so I hope I don't bug her haha.

So I though I would set up a second line of advice! :3


27 Sep 2011 - 13:0970949
I vaguely considered this costume myself so I had a few ideas about it before deciding against it.

A zentai suit is really the easiest way. You'd probably want a flesh-coloured or beige suit. Unpick the arms using a seam ripper and then stitch up the hole from the inside - if there's a side seam, follow that line, if not just stitch it.

Watered-down acrylic paints in pinks, reds, browns and black would be the easiest way to paint it. You can also water down 3D fabric paint. It will reduce the stretch of the suit a very small amount, but since you're not painting any specific designs on there it doesn't matter if the paint cracks a little bit. Just go nuts with streaking the paint on! Don't put in over the eye area to be sure you can still see through the suit.

REMEMBER: with no arms you will need a helper, to carry bags and generally make sure you're OK in there. And it's an idea to wear a top or vest underneath so that you can just unzip it when you do need to use your arms without flashing anybody.


27 Sep 2011 - 13:3870951
Hahahaha. I laughed so much at the remember part. I will be with people! Thank you so much for this help.

As for the eye part, what paint would you say to use then? Non 3D?



Last edited by Alinthea (27 Sep 2011 - 13:40)
27 Sep 2011 - 13:5270952
For the eyes I'd just use watered-down acrylic, but you really don't want too many layers on there or you'll start having vision issues. You could also use acrylic ink, that will stain the fabric rather than coating it so it shouldn't affect the vision so much.

(yeah, the helper thing is obvious, but you'd be amazed at how many people forget things like that... )



Last edited by Mighty Odango (27 Sep 2011 - 13:53)
27 Sep 2011 - 13:5770953
I might buy two zentai suits and use one for the test and just madly coat it and see which looks best.
I guess I can just pick up these paint materials anywhere in DIY shops and so on?

And I am going with a group of friends to the London Expo, so I will be alright, unless I wander off and go scare people... which is what most of my cosplays are about. I am mean... >:3


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