The Concept behind “Silent Hill 2 Bubble Head Nurses”
Masahiro Ito, Creature, Art and Background designer in Silent Hill 1, 2 and 3, shares a bit more of what’s behind some of the concepts used for emblematic creatures on the series, such as the well known Nurses that, after making their appearence in the first Silent Hill movie back in 2006 and more recently on Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, released last year, became like trademarks of the franchise.
About “Silent hill 2” Bubble Head Nurse, my originally planned for its head is a semiliquid thing covered with a thin skin like a condom, and it bursts like a water balloon, when it’s shotten.
For the design of its uniform, I had these materials, pictures of the nurse in ”The Exorcist III”, “Jacob’s Ladder” and bondage-inspired fashion’s one, and she wears stockings.
Also, I was thinking a packed blood cells-stand as her weapon, but changed it into a rusted steel pipe. This is homage to the Silent Hill 1.
-Masahiro Ito via Twitter–