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Cosplayers hit out at Raid: Shadow Legends for allegedly stealing look

Published: 1/Nov/2020 12:58

by Connor Bennett

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A cosplayer has hit out at Raid: Shadow Legends for seemingly copying her look for one of their characters in-game, and the community has backed their claim.

Typically, cosplayers will either dress up and make themselves look like their favorite character from a TV show, movie, or video game, but some do break the mold and come up with their own unique looks.

These cosplays can garner huge amounts of attention with likes and positive replies pouring in across social media, with actors, game devs, and directors sometimes even chiming in compliments over their own.

However, it’s been alleged that one set of devs – the team behind mobile game Raid: Shadow Legends – may have overstepped the mark and flat out copied one cosplay, much to the dismay of cosplayers Miss Sinister and Alkali Layke.

Image of a cosplay from cosplayer Miss Sinister
Instagram: Miss Sinister
Miss Sinister, a popular cosplay, regularly takes on a number of different looks.

The issue was initially flagged by Miss Sinister, who posted memes about the Raid: Shadow Legends devs copying her on her Instagram page.

The cosplayer’s posts also made their way to Twitter, as fellow cosplayer Alkali Layke backed up the copying claims. “You know what’s gross? @RaidRPG straight up COPYING @MISS_SlNlSTER and getting away with it. Their artist just traced her face you guys. No, I will not be playing that game. You shouldn’t either,” she tweeted. 

Alkali also implored her friends to not take any further sponsorships with the mobile game, if they’re offered. “This is just absolute garbage and I hope you’d reconsider working with them in the future,” she added. 

Some responses claimed that they couldn’t spot similarities, however, Miss Sinister pointed out that they’d pretty much just traced one of the photos she posted.

“I mean, this seems pretty damning. They flipped my face horizontally. They copied me down to my earrings in the photo of the costume,” she said, also showing how similar the photos are with measurements between some of her facial features. 

It’s unlikely that Raid: Shadow Legends would make a change moving forward, given that there are a few slight differences – the small symbol on the forehead instead of the paint being the main one – between the two.

However, it could be a case where the cosplayers take it a step further than just calling them out on social media. We’ll keep you updated with any developments.

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Resident Evil Village cosplayer captivates fans as tall vampire lady Alcina Dimitrescu

Published: 24/Feb/2021 18:50

by Brent Koepp

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A Resident Evil Village cosplayer shared her mind-blowing true-to-life take on Alcina Dimitrescu. The talented artist brought the viral tall vampire lady to life with an insanely accurate costume.

Ever since her reveal in January 2021, the internet can’t get enough of the “tall vampire lady” that starred in Resident Evil Village’s trailer. Despite being the villain of the upcoming PlayStation 5 title, fans can’t get enough of the towering antagonist.

A cosplayer celebrated Alcina Dimitrescu by transforming into her with an incredibly detailed outfit. The artist’s perfect recreation is so accurate, it’s almost as if the terrifying character has walked right out of the screen and into real life.

Screenshot of Alcina Dimitrescu in Resident Evil Village trailer.
YouTube: Capcom
The tall vampire has become a viral hit with fans.

Resident Evil cosplayer becomes tall vampire lady

Alcina’s explosion in popularity not only took many players by surprise, but Capcom itself was caught off guard by the internet’s obsession over the new villain. I mean, what’s not to love? The incredibly fierce antagonist has a unique design and looks badass the first time her towering height is revealed.

Prolific cosplayer Galina ‘rgtcandy‘ Zhukovskaya made waves on Instagram after sharing her faithful costume of the vampire on February 15. The artist perfectly recreated the antagonist’s iconic white silk pleated dress, as well as her signature large hat which hangs over her eyes.

Photographer Victoria ‘milliganvick‘ not only captured Galina as she posed as Dimitrescu but also helped the artist mirror Alcina’s look by meticulously applying makeup. This is easily one of the best portrayals of the tall vampire lady we have ever seen and it will be sure to capture fans’ hearts.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the talented duo also portrayed an iconic scene from the demo where Alcina emerges from a locked door and grabs Ethan. The 1:1 re-creation is chilling to say the least, as it brings the game to life like never before.

Resident Evil Village will make its debut on next-gen consoles and PC on May 7, 2021. The new entry in the popular survival-horror franchise will be the eighth in the series and will continue the design of 7 by using a first-person point of view.

While fans can’t seem to get enough of vampire Alcina Dimitrescu right now, it may be a different tune once the terrifying villain is chasing players down during the title’s epic story. One thing is for certain, though – the towering antagonist is already an icon in the genre.