Disney cosplayer gets chic and sinister as Snow White’s Evil Queen - Dexerto

Disney cosplayer gets chic and sinister as Snow White’s Evil Queen

Published: 22/May/2020 8:07 Updated: 23/May/2020 8:46

by Theo Salaun


Iconic cosplayer Yaya Han is now lending her talents to the Evil Queen of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with disconcerting, breathtaking results.

In the Snow White fairytale and Disney adaptation, the Evil Queen is obsessed with being “the fairest of them all,” to the point where she engages in the unfair deception of her stepdaughter, Princess Snow White.

In the real world, Yaya Han is so committed to spooking fans with sophistication that she has engaged in one of the most ornate Evil Queen cosplays we’ve ever seen.



Apple in hand, dressed in dark purple and black, accented by the appliqué of feathers and beads—Han paints a sharp, eye-popping figure as the evil Queen. From the lace gloves to the pointed headdress and immaculate cape, the attention to detail is peak inspiration for aspiring cosplay amateurs.

Han, though, is a professional. A cosplayer, model and costume designer, Han has been a fixture in the cosplay community for years and even has her own line of materials at Joann Fabrics. 

Aside from her work at conventions, she’s also been featured on television as part of Syfy’s Heroes of Cosplay series and as a guest judge on TBS’ King of the Nerds show. 

View this post on Instagram

9 days left in the #cosplaycountdown2020 – Your favorite cosplay photo of yourself: I thought this one would be hard because I have many thousands of cosplay photos, but I believe this Chun Li High Kick image is a representation of everything I want out of a cosplay photo. It covered everything: ✨A great design of Chun Li from Street Fighter in art nouveau style by artist Razvan-Sedekiah ✨I loved making this costume (in 2012), really sinking my teeth into the embroidery and beading while creating one of the best silhouettes in my costume making history. Everything I tested out on this costume worked, and I opted to use my own hair which made Chun Li a great choice to bring to hot summer cons. I’ve worn this costume more than any other!! ✨ I worked with a fantastic photographer and friend on this shoot – @awesomebenny, who thoughtfully booked a Chinese restaurant as the venue and really considered the mood and style of the photography ✨ Working with a trusted friend made me more comfortable to try different poses, including this high kick which is not photoshopped, but actually me kicking in a corset and heels, on my tip toes. The angle of the photo, the way the fabrics kicked up, my expression, everything was perfect. Benny added the appropriate Street Fighter-esque energy effects in post. Now, to be sure, I had to kick about 30 times for us to get that shot, and I absolutely fell on my ass during one of the attempts, hard. But it’s all a part of the pleasant memories of the photo shoot and we got the shot, so yatta! ✨ Bonus: Once we wrapped the shoot, the restaurant opened and we ate delicious authentic dim sum! Yeah, I’m very comfortable proclaiming this my favorite cosplay photo of myself ? Thanks again @awesomebenny!!! #chunli #streetfighter #chunlicosplay #streetfightercosplay #capcom #artnouveau

A post shared by Yaya Han (@yayahan) on

No longer a judge nor a king, Han has instead transformed into the queen of wickedness, but with a Maleficent-esque twist on the popular villain’s traditional garb. While Evil Queen is typically depicted as enveloped in traditional royal attire or, as the Old Witch, in a simple black robe—Han has pushed against the understated outfit and instead leaned into the Evil Queen’s energy with intricate details fit for a character so vain.

Gone are the golden crown, purple sleeves and white collar that served to accentuate her imposing nobility. Han replaced all of those elements with exaggerations of the Evil Queen’s more sinister details like sharp pointed lace cuffs and the distinct headdress widow’s peak.

The Evil Queen paints a menacing, yet elegant picture.

Ever the team player, Han credits Anna Fisher, Kay Hettin, DJ Judy and Fernando Brischetto for helping put together her photography.

Recreating an iconic villain is great, but reinventing her look to emphasize the archetype is a wholly more impressive feat.


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

Published: 24/Feb/2021 18:50

by Brent Koepp


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.