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This week’s CosBlog sees Vanessa Arrevillaga dressed as Jill Valentine in her iconic STARS uniform. Additionally, we’ve got a funny twist on another popular Resident Evil Character - Zombie Girl. In Resident Evil 2 you may have noticed a lack of diversity in Raccoon City’s population – namely that most of the undead are copies of each other. Cosplayer Shirak pays tribute to the female zombie in Raccoon City for the official Capcom zombie walk in her native London. Enjoy!Who: The CharacterJill Valentine is a video game character from the Resident Evil survival horror series. The version of Jill that I cosplay as is of her in her STARS (Special Tactics and Rescue Squad) uniform which she wore in the first Resident Evil game. (S.T.A.R.S.)Why: The DecisionI wanted to cosplay as Jill Valentine because like my favorite video game heroine, Lara Croft, she was also tough, smart, and fearless. Any women that can handle a gun, and outwit their enemies with her fighting skills is awesome in my book.What: The ProcessIt took a few weeks to gather everything I needed for the costume because I had to get all the materials from different places. The beret was ordered online along with the patches, the shirt was found at Target, the pants found at Wal-Mart in the boys section, the herbs I bought at Michaels Arts and Crafts and painted them red, green, and blue, the fabric and straps for the shoulder pads were bought at JoAnns Fabrics and I sewed and assembled them myself which was probably the most difficult thing to do. I already had the shotgun and pistol since I also airsoft. And the gloves and holster were from my Lara Croft cosplay so they were just re-used for this costume.Where and When: The DebutI haven't debuted this costume at a Con yet cause there have been other more recent costumes that I have used instead. But hopefully soon, it will. The photoshoot was done by Mike from Blanklogo Photography. I don't exactly remember the location of the place where we shot because we were just driving around until we came upon an abandoned house. We went inside and into the backyard and that is where we got our shots.Links: The CosplayerYou can find me on DeviantArt, Cosplay.com and Facebook.
Bonus! Shirak as Zombie Girl
Who: The CharacterZombie Girl from Resident Evil 2.Why: The DecisionI always loved the Resident Evil series, particularly the second videogame. Halloween was coming up, so I decided to make a zombie from Resident Evil instead of a random one.What: The ProcessI used some warm red fabric for the top, since I was going to wear it in London on the 31st of October; that day wasn't too cold though. I bought a very nice brown wig that was too long, so I had to cut it and style it. It's a very simple costume, but all the small detail are really important.
I didn't use very heavy makeup for that so it could look more natural and real (instead of just a very white face with blood). Where and When: The DebutI was planning to celebrate Halloween in London, so I had it ready for that. Nevertheless, someone told me about the Capcom Zombie walk that was going to be at the Tate Modern Gallery that day, so since I had done that costume, I thought it was a great idea to show up.Links: The Cosplayer
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