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Cosplayer Avianna > Costume of Dahlia Gillespie from Silent Hill

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12-09-2010
Series
Silent Hill
Character
Dahlia Gillespie
Year Completed:
N/A
Construction Difficulty:
Normal
Costume worn at:
OhayoCon 2011
OhayoCon 2010
Youmacon 2010
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
I stole the lace from my costume shop at my school. (Thanks Ray!) The wig I bought from a place in China over Ebay and because of the international shipping it took 2 months to get to me and literally arrived a day before the con. Its a bit shorter then I intended it to be, but I think it looks pretty good. The brown fabric I found for a steal at Wal-Mart in the discount bin. My goodness was it awesome quality. I piece together a shawl pattern and a long dress pattern and made the sleeves a black knit fabric. The gold lace is also from Wal-Mart and probably the most expensive part of the costume. I was given the tie by my ex-boyfriend because it matched so beautifully. The stripes go the wrong way, but the colors were perfect, so I didn't mind. The under skirt is a night cotton night gown I added dark blue ribbon too. The shawl buttons in the front, and the dress slips over my head. I went through atleast 5 makeup tests before I liked the way the aged make-up looked on me. I tried to make my wrinkles are similiar to Dahlia's as possible, but some of them didn't fit my face structure, so I used my own wrinkles instead. All of them were lowlighted and highlighted using Ben-Nye. I added a bit of red under the eye as well. Because my face isn't the only thing that needed aging, I also added wrinkles to my hands, feet and neck to get the overall look.
Personal Thoughts:
Okay enough of the silly Last Five Years lyrics. I made this costume because I put it up for a poll in the Silent Hill Thread on the forums. I wanted to do a character from the series and this is what everyone wanted to see. And who wouldn't? She kinda caused most of the events that Silent Hill has to offer.
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