Bubble Head Nurse - Silent Hill 2


Kitacon 2009

2nd place cosplay contest at Kitacon 2009




This was pretty much a last minute decision, My friends were running the horror panel at Kitacon, and I made mention that I've always wanted to cosplay a silent hill nurse. They asked if I could get it done for Kita.....so I bugeted and got the materials, and hey presto.

The mask is made from Latex mostly, I made it from scratch myself and it was the first time I'd worked with the stuff, I'm REALLY happy with it and am deffinatly going to continue latex work. It was then painted with acrylics and sealed with a layer of clear dry latex.

The shoes, dress and gloves were bought off good old ebay, dress and gloves stained with tea (stinks!) and then stained more with a combo of watercolours and acrylics watered down. The shoes were attacked with acrylics.

Major props to Liz (awesome ninja powers) for the body paint!. We diddnt use real body paint, instead my own conciotion of watered down acrylic and watercolour. It works really well and I'd suggest it to anyone. It doesnt rub off, it scratches off and it's not uncomfertable, and very easy to clean off!.


Sephirayne posted on 21 April, 2009 - 02:50
Awesome result. Looks epic and suitably creepy. Great work. I've worked with latex myself and know its not the easiest stuff to work with. You've done a fantastic job. X

nanahara posted on 21 April, 2009 - 03:16
you looked awsome at kitacon

MoonLily posted on 21 April, 2009 - 10:43
Yay this costume was epic and very freaky! Mission accomplished! 8D

Jae posted on 21 April, 2009 - 23:22
This costume was awesomess! :3 x

Manga Girl posted on 10 May, 2009 - 19:53
I loved the costume and you were so in character, it was awesome!

sjbonnar posted on 10 May, 2009 - 20:11
I thought this was amazing ^_^

Demented Kid posted on 10 May, 2009 - 20:28
That's so awesome. Love the Photos XD The effects and grunge on your costume is wonderful! Very nice X3

Mtani posted on 10 May, 2009 - 22:37
Wow! This has got to be one of the best Silent Hill nurses I've seen! Kudos to you! :D I'd be terrified had I met you one dark night XD

Chibi posted on 15 July, 2009 - 18:09
Your cosplay was amazing as always, I was very impressed, you even had the mannerisms to a T in the masquerade! :D

Zaiburst posted on 11 December, 2009 - 16:34
This looks superb. Did you also wear this costume to one of the expos?

Lulu Rose posted on 7 June, 2010 - 16:22
Thanks to everyone for the comments. Zaiburst: No I havn't worn this to any of the Expos, I dont tend to go to them recently. Thank you :)

FusionRose posted on 22 July, 2010 - 15:12
This looks amazing, you got some great photos =] x.

My__RoadOfBlood posted on 15 August, 2010 - 14:29
Love the costume! And all the photo's are excellent to set the scene!

tripletriad posted on 15 April, 2011 - 14:24

JustPeachy posted on 15 July, 2011 - 12:13
Awesome costume! I love the photos, rally haunting!

Progress Journal

19th March 2011

Just to remind myself

I wan't to reboot this costume, I learned alot about latex doing the mask and I feel it could be so much better if I did it PROPERLY.

The original mask is so painfull to wear. I stupidly diddn't give it enough shrink room so I can only wear it for about 10 minutes at a time before it hurts far too much.

After doing alot more research into the way the costumes were constructed in the films and really thinking about how I could improve it. I decided that I owe it to myself to give it another go.

I don't have an ETA on it, I'm just putting this here to remind me to actually do it at some point when I have funds to be able to.

Latex work on the dress itself should help to make it look far more skin like and grungy like in the film. An improvement on the mask, possibly making a neck sheet to make it less obvious that there is a "line" seperating the head from the neck. Doing the bandaged version of the head should help with this, at least it'll give me the chance to make it less constricting!

I could use improvment on the body makeup too. I need black veins and "muddying" up and I'd like for some of it to look greasy and wet.

More research, more time, more funding and more detail.