Maria - Silent Hill 2
hair, a little more than chin-long. The tips are - depending on
the graphic style - light pink to dark magenta, the roots are
dark. Maria wears golden earrings, their look can only be described
as "long, crazy shaped". She wears a chocker made of
the same material as the skirt, with one charm on the front which
is a little smaller than the ones on her skirt. Pink eyeshadow
and a subtle medium red lipstick finish the look.
Her sweater jacket exposes her midriff, and it has three gray
buttons of which the bottom one isn't closed. The jacket's color
always is a little different too, I would suggest a light burgundy
though. The sleeves are very long and even cover part of her hands.
Under the sweater she wears another shirt which is - depending
on the graphic style - olive green or olive brown.
Maria's skirt is made of a smooth, shiny pink leopard print fabric.
It is a little longer than Heather's skirt, the bottom edge should
be just out of reach of
your fingertips when you stand upright, and the upper edge should
sit about 1 1/2 inches underneath your bellybutton.
Her white stockings actually have a big, pale leopard print pattern
too, this can only be seen in the CG artworks though.
On her skirt Maria wears two "belts". One is nothing
but a teal band right underneath the top edge of the skirt.
The other belt is a golden chain on the front half of the skirt,
to which three golden charms are attached.
These do have a pattern on them which looks like the eagle on
the back of an American quarter. Still those charms are not actual
quarters since they are way bigger than the coins. The charms
on the skirt are bigger than the one on the choker, except for
the one on her far right. The chain-belt is attached to the skirt
with a longish, rectangular clip on her left side and a round
clip on her right side.
Maria also wears
three rings, a broad, grooved, golden one with on her left middle
finger, a big silver ring with a round black ornament on the top
on her right middle finger, and a plain, thin silver ring on her
right ring finger. Don't forget to use some pink nail polish!
The right side of her stomach shows a butterfly tattoo, if you
look closely you can tell that there is another one below it (towards
her belly button) although it is mostly hidden underneath her
The boots she wears are black leather, the sole and heel are gray
and the bottom of the sole is red.
Alessa made it:
I found a blond wig on ebay that had sort of a similar
cut, but was longer, so I just had to cut it. The roots I darkened
with carefully applied mascara
and spray painted the tips dark pink. I used some acrylic spray
paint though to make sure it won't damage the artificial hair
of the wig.
The pink leopard print
fabric was found on ebay, an old skirt of a similar cut was used
as pattern. The choker closes in the back with a small piece of
of velcro, the edges of it were painted black with water resistent
marker. The golden chain for the belt was also found on ebay;
all the golden coins were parts of cheap costume earrings I found
at Claire's. (Claire's is a fantastic place for little accessories
I didn't find them in gold though, only in silver, so I ended
up spray painting them golden.
For the teal band I simply bought some thin satin band at a fabric
store and carefull sewed it on.
With the jacket I was very lucky, I was walking past a small boutique
for seniors where they had this jacket on display for a very low
price. It has the perfect color and a very similar cut, I just
had to shorten it a lot. Unfortunately the sleeves aren't long
enough though. For the shirt Maria wears underneath the jacket
I sacrificed an old summer shirt.
The boots also were already in my possession for years, so I painted
the bottom red. I bought some white stockings as well as the make
up and nail polish and I was good to go.
Killersmemo made it:
I started with the
red jacket (one I already owned), which I had to cut and sew
well because it was very long, then I removed the original buttons
and added three big white bottons, except for the one at the
bottom which did not get replaced.
The skirt was made
from a piece of fabric I bought in a cheap shop close to home...and
the great thing was that it was alredy pink so Ijust had to
sew it the right way, following the shape of the hips (though
it looks very tight). I wore grey undershirt and you can see
a little piece of it out of my red jacket, covering the chest
To make the jewelry I had to go mad a little because I couldn't
get the golden pendants easily, but after spending some time
searching, I found a very old necklace my mom had but didn't
wear anymore. So I took four of the many golden coins it was
made of: One of these I used to make Maria's necklace, held
on a little strip of cloth I cut from the pink-leopard skirt.
For the belt I took a golden chain I already owned and then
added the other three coins on it just like Maria's, so I hooked
it on a green, very narrow ribbon(probably the most difficult
part of the costume, because Icouldn't really sew it well, not
too tight or loose or I risked to get the look weird.
boots were just the same as Maria's and im very happy about
this aspect...I found them easily in a shoe store and I paid
very little. Don't forget to wear white stockings!!
Last things...I didnt wear a wig, just coloured my hairtips
red with hairspray colour, added the pink eyeshadow, pink-transparent
lipgloss, fake fingernails and a golden ring I on the middle
finger of my left hand...that's it!