Puppet Nurse - Silent Hill 1
mother of all the Silent Hill Nurse creepyness, and yet extremely
In the original Silent Hill game the Puppet Nurses were the actual
hospital staff, infected and taken over by parasites that attached
themselves to the back of the nurses.
So now there are four different looking types of nurses in
the game: blond with blue jacket, blond with green jacket, brunette
with blue jacket and brunette with green jacket;
since the nurses that worked at Alchemilla all looked different.
Because of this it doesn't really matter if you are young, old,
what color and style your hair is or what bodytype you are.
So all that really matters is the outfit itself: The dress is
just like the one of Lisa Garland, since it is the same Alchemilla
hospital nurse uniform. The only difference is that the Puppet
Nurses do not wear the SP badges and their cleavage is less revealing.
Also their hats look like normal nurse hats while Lisa's has a
more round shape.
jackets seem to be longer and wider than Lisa's and are either
green or blue. On their back sits the parasite which looks a lot
more simple ingame than in the artwork. So it is up to you how
you want to make it.
The shoes are plain white nurse slippers and should be easy to
find in most shoe stores.
One rather unique
thing about the Puppet Nurses is that they and the Puppet Doctors
are the only creatures in all of the Silent Hill games that
have fresh blood stains on them.
Alessa made it:
This costume wasn't
very difficult. My brother's girlfriend who is a similar bodytype
than I am, already had a Lisa costume and so she helped me making
an Alchemilla Hospital uniform for me, using her Lisa dress
The green jacket
was found on ebay, unfortunately it is a size too small so now
especially the sleeves are too tight and way too short. But
it was the only one I could find that had a similar color and
style to the ones of the Puppet Nurse, and the shoes are from
a local shoe store.
The parasite is made simple since this costume was a last minute
decision before a convention, so I used foam cut into the basic
shape like it looks ingame, added a little bit of detail, glued
pieces of stocking over it and glued the parasite to the back
of the jacket. After that I applied several layers of liquid
latex over the parasite and part of the jacket to make it sort
of look like the parasite is part of the jacket and to give
the thing a more fleshy texture. Then I painted it and splashed
red paint on the dress, hat and shoes as well as over my right
leg to make it look like the blood was dripping down onto my
I also used heavily dilluded black acrylic paint on my skin
to get me to look like I'm dead for several hours. Next time
I will try to get some real body paint though because I had
to use nailpolish remover all over to get clean again.