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My Silent Hill Nurses' Costume I made on a budget of 23 bucks in 2010!
I made my own Silent Hill nurse costume in 2010 for about 23 bucks altogether. The dress I got was about 7 dollars. It was long and white and had push buttons to hold it together. It kinda looked like a Brittney Spears dress. I soaked it in coffee and tea to stain it. Then, I burnt it with a lighter and burnt holes in it. I cut it up and I splattered mud/ash/blood colored paints onto it. I made a hat on a headband with the fabric from the sleeve. The mask took a long while to make- about 2 weeks. I used a wig head, covered it in plastic, took Modgepodge glue and water and made a paste. Then I dipped in pieces of newspaper and tissue paper and layered them on the head. I made a little room in the eye area because I wear glasses. Then, after the face had dried, I peeled it off and strung stretchy string around the back. I had silverish tan shoes I got from goodwill along with the dress for about 3 bucks that I smeared with dirt to dirty them. And, last, to add the creepy factor of the veins, I used a red and blue sharpie together to make evil veins on tan stockings. 2 for my legs and 2 for my arms. Then, I cut some holes in the ones for the arms for my fingers and put all the pieces together. The last image is what I used for inspiration. The others are my costume put together. Altogether, it took about 3 weeks to make the whole costume. That being mainly for drying, staining, and setting times. I gave an estimate of about 124 hours altogether for making the costume, but not including the dry times. I was in college full-time when I made this so, I had to make it during the few hours I got a day. But, it took quite a long time to make it. If you want a better step-by-step tutorial, just message me at kistnerelizabeth@yahoo.com!

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6 packets or more Fabric Paint s in red, brown, black, tan, white, gray, blue, orange, yellow, and green colors. Used to decorate whole costume and mask. 4 packets s Tea or Coffee used to stain dress 1 packets Lighter Or Candle used to burn, leave burn marks, and tear holes in fabric. 2 x High Heels preferably white or tan colored. Scissors 1 packets Paint Brush of different sizes and types. 1 packets Plastic Headband used to hold hat onto head. 2 x Plastic Bag(s) used to cover wig head. decent sized Styrofoam Wig Head 12 in for hat. Fabric Or fabric from the dress used to make hat. 2 packets Skin colored to match skin. Leggings Used to draw on veins for arms and legs. Fabric Or Old DressPreferably long so you can experiment with dress length after decorating. Either you make it or buy it. 2 gal A Bowl Of Water 1 packets Permanent Markers Red and Blue and even Black colored to make veins on leggings. 2 cup Mod Podge Acrylic Sealer /GlueBasic White Glue 1 packets String Or Elastic Band sused to hold mask onto head. Needle And Thread Or Sewing Machineused to make dress/hat or hat and sew mistakes or parts you don't like of the dress. 1 packets Magazine ,Newspaper, Etcor toilet paper used to dip into glue/water mix and make mask 1 shot Inspiration a picture or still frame of the movie to help you make the costume the way you'd like it to be! 1 packets Powder Makeup used to cover shown skin or hide face behind mask. 1 packets Paper Bag used to lay on floor to prevent accidents while painting

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Olivia W.
Olivia W.
Did you watch the movie or play the games?? I do both. But love it! I've been looking around how other girls did it because Im going to be this, this year and you gave me a few ideas!! Happy
kistnerelizabeth
kistnerelizabeth · Springfield, Oregon, US · 1 project
I mainly watched the movie when I made this costume. Just got into the games. Thank you very much for the comment! It was quite hard to make it for so cheap but a lot of people in the city loved it! ^_^ I'm glad you got some ideas from it!
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Charlie
Charlie · Newcastle upon Tyne, England, GB · 7 projects
Nice one! Happy xx
kistnerelizabeth
kistnerelizabeth · Springfield, Oregon, US · 1 project
THanks! ^_^
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Jennifer G.
Jennifer G.
Amazing, very creepy!
kistnerelizabeth
kistnerelizabeth · Springfield, Oregon, US · 1 project
thank you very much! Glad to hear it! Happy
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Melissa M.
Melissa M.
You have no idea how much i love this. Or maybe you do cuz you created this costume. The nurses were my favorite part of this movie!
kistnerelizabeth
kistnerelizabeth · Springfield, Oregon, US · 1 project
Haha! I'm glad you like it! Happy I was going for the scary factor which a lot of people don't do for some reason! They were supposed to be scary but sexy! ^_^
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Danniee M.
Danniee M. · 2 projects
disturbing
kistnerelizabeth
kistnerelizabeth · Springfield, Oregon, US · 1 project
Happy
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