Alessa Gillespie - Silent Hill

In Progress




When everything was going wrong with my Zero cosplay I thought up a couple of back-up cosplays that would be simple enough to definitely get done this year. The first one is the secret cosplay that I have planned for AyaCon and the second one is this one. There are other Silent Hill characters which I like more than Alessa, but I still think that she’d be a good choice since she’s the most important character in the original game’s storyline.

( spoilers included below... )

Alessa is a young girl with special powers who was used by her mother Dahlia in a ritual to give birth to the local cult’s demonic god. Her house burned down during the ritual and she was kept alive with serious burns hidden in the basement of Alchemilla hospital. In order to stop the completion of the ritual Alessa split her soul into two halves, the other half taking the form of a newborn baby which was left on the edge of Silent Hill where she was found and named Cheryl by Harry Mason and his wife. Seven years later Harry and Cheryl return to Silent Hill for a vacation where little Cheryl goes missing and is reunited with Alessa and restored to her former self. A ghostly fourteen-year-old Alessa in her school uniform is glimpsed a few times throughout the game, though her physical body is still burnt and hidden away by the cult. As the ritual is completed Harry manages to defeat the newly-born god and Alessa recreates and returns another baby to him before allowing him to escape. Unfortunately he has lost the seven-year-old girl that he knew and loved, but he accepts the new child as his own and names her Heather.

A younger Alessa also appears in the prequel Silent Hill: Origins where we learn that she was rescued from the house fire by passing truck driver Travis Grady and Heather’s story continues in Silent Hill 3.


Quinzel posted on 2 August, 2011 - 19:50
o.O How did I miss you putting this up? I have to say this is a great idea :). I haven't seen many Alessas about, at least not recently.

Tsuchinoko posted on 2 August, 2011 - 20:20
Thanks ^_^ Yeah, I don't think that I've seen any Alessas now that I think about it... If I can just get a matching skirt then I'm pretty sure that the rest of this should be easy to get together ^_^

RevolverKitty posted on 12 August, 2011 - 21:37
Ooh nice, cant say ive ever seen an Alessa cosplay before, looking forward to it :)

Tsuchinoko posted on 14 August, 2011 - 20:27
Thankyou, I'm happy someone's looking forward to seeing it :)

Tedward posted on 27 August, 2011 - 22:53
Nice ! I am doing a pyramid head . Pics soon !

Sammymisa posted on 17 December, 2012 - 18:30
Oh where are you getting the dress?

Tsuchinoko posted on 18 December, 2012 - 19:00
I haven't had much luck in finding a suitable dress yet, unfortunately. I keep going to look whenever I see something blue in a clothes shop but so far I can never find anything that would work ^^"

Progress Journal

31st July 2012

Wig & Top Preview

Starting to look Alessa-ish with a test of my new wig which arrived on Saturday and another new top that I recently bought ^^

I need to look into making the big white collar and finding some red ribbon and suitable clip-on earrings ( I don't have pierced ears - too ouchy! )

29th July 2011

Bought V-neck Jumper

I've spent the last few weeks looking for a suitable top for her school uniform, since I did not want to start buying the other parts of the outfit until I had this main item as I knew that it would be the hardest part to find. The closest I got to finding one up town was when I looked in BHS and they had v-necks in every colour except blue and the only plain blue jumpers were circle-necks >___< I eventually bought one from the only place I could find that sold suitable ones online, but after going by the feedback from someone who's the same size as me and even buying the next size down from that person since that was all that was available I received it just to find out that it was too big ¬___¬ Since I'm planning to tuck the jumper into the top of the skirt anyway that isn't quite as much a problem as it could have been, but the biggest let down is that the sleeves are 2-3 times the width of my arms - it's ridiculous! So I'm going to have to see if I can send that back... I'm not sure if they'll accept it. Then I looked in BHS again when I was next up town not expecting much and they had a whole rail of blue v-necks in in the same place that I had looked last time >___< Anyway at least I managed to get a couple in the end ( and at a cheaper cost than the online one ) - I just really wish that they had had them in stock the first time that I looked.