View Full Version : Silent Hill- Lying Figure

08-30-2009, 01:17 AM
I know. Sounds crazy, but I'm going to attempt it for San Japan next year with a friend as Walter with a giant spoon.

For you crazy people that have never seen dear Lying Figures (sometimes called straight jackets) heres some refrence: http://img120.imageshack.us/i/600pxlyingfigure0.png/#q=silent%20hill%20lying%20figure

I have the bodysuit pretty much figured out. Just a basic body suit with widened torso and shoulders, no arms and added mask.
Which brings me to the first problem. I was thinking about adding a zipper to the front where that long dark line is and add paint and detail over it, however...Metal/plastic is going to gleam and stand out in pictures and wit stage lighting not matter what you do. So basically, i have no idea how im going to get on or out of the bloody thing, and how to conceal the opening.

Hmmmm, onto blood/grossness that covers the body suit: what should i use to apply it? I REALLY want to do airbrush, but i dont have that kind of money. Im fifteen with no job and twenty bucks allowance every other week lol. I was thinking a spray bottle filled with diluted acrylic and then splattering some on with a paintbrush, and maybe sponging on some of the darker....crud.

and for the lumpiness of the chest- i plan on using foam attatched to a vest for that.

Now then, based off game-play, im pretty sure that the Lying Figure has flat, square feet. This is one issue that bothers me. I have no idea what type of material i should put at the bottom so that itll retain shape and resist to bending but be flexible enough to move with me as i walk/stumble/spazz along the halls.

The fabric i plan on using is most likely going to be close to spandex, only thinner so i can see through it.

So, having listed my thoughts and problems....


08-30-2009, 05:14 AM
As far as shoes are concerned you need something with a sole simply due to con rules, they do not allow you to walk around in socks/barefoot/something that could clearly cause you harm if you were to step on a small rock.

As far as painting the colors, I really think airbrushing is your best bet and I recommend you just ask your friends/parents friends if you can borrow one, more people own airbrushes than you would expect.

08-30-2009, 12:11 PM
Thats what i meant when i said material at the bottom lol. And by square i mean literally rectangular.

And i thought of that. My mother is clueless on that and none of my friends even know what one is.

so basically with the airbrush, im SOL.

08-30-2009, 03:21 PM
Tried to edit first post but after thirty min. still hadnt saved.

Nevermind about the flat foot theory. Turns out the nurses arent the only monsters that wear shoes.

Which only makes my job that much easier.

After a few hours on google i found an airbrush for about 25 bucks. but combine that with the paint and its about forty dollars.

something tells me this is going to be more expensive than id hoped.

09-01-2009, 08:16 PM
I had no idea airbrush paint cost that much O_o. I use my airbrush to decorate cakes and the food coloring + water I need is dirt cheap.

Just curious tho, how do you plan on simulating the whole backwards/no spine thing that they seem so fond of?

09-01-2009, 09:21 PM
My friend is in gymnastics so im going to ask her to show me a few tricks thatll help me do that lol. I can already do it if im sitting on my knees like they do when they're waiting for you to walk by.

And yea- airbrush paint is about 3.50 for a three ounce bottle in plain colors.

09-03-2009, 03:53 PM
For painting the costume I would simply recommend spray paint (carefully applying for large sections) and acrylic paint (for sponging it) and patience. Since you have quite some time to finish it, it shouldn't be a problem. With this technique you will get the look quite accurate. For an example, look for the newest pictures of Creativeguy's Pyramid Head. He did the same thing with the robe and it turned out extremely accurate.
Stay away from bright red colors since the Silent Hill 2 creatures do not have fresh looking blood anywhere on them.

I am currently working on a tutorial for the Lying Figure with nice reference photos which will be up on my website soon (Workshops section). Keep checking back there to find some more helpful information! :)