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Resident Evil 3 cosplayer takes on Nemesis as classic Jill Valentine

Published: 4/Apr/2020 20:56 Updated: 5/Apr/2020 15:52

by Virginia Glaze

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The Resident Evil 3 Remake has finally released, and fans are flocking to replay Capcom’s classic horror title in all it’s new, visual glory — and it seems that cosplayers are getting in on the hype, too.

While players sink their teeth into Capcom’s reimagining of its ever-popular horror franchise, cosplayers are busy creating their own spins on the game’s iconic cast of characters such as Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira.

Popular cosplayer Enji Night brought out her own take on the game’s female lead, Jill, who is so popular that she’s made appearances in other Capcom titles like Project X Zone and even Marvel vs Capcom 2.

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The Resident Evil 3 Remake sees the return of Jill Valentine in her quest to take down bio terrorist organization Umbrella Corp.

In the spirit of the Remake’s release, Enji put together Jill’s classic outfit from the original game, showing the character with her iconic bob cut, blue tube top, and miniskirt, even making sure to wrap a sweater around her waist.

Although simple, Enji’s take on the costume is incredibly accurate to the original game, which has since switched up Jill’s look with a skort and comparatively mussed hair — although her design certainly retains its loyalty to the first RE3.

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Cosplayer ‘Enji Night’ re-shot her take on Jill Valentine’s classic look from the original Resident Evil 3.

The cosplayer also hinted that fans can expect more RE3 content from her in the near future, with her caption suggesting that she may recreate Jill’s new outfit from the Remake very soon.

In fact, Enji admitted that she’s had this cosplay in the closet for a while, but decided to re-shoot the costume considering both her fans’ affinity for the character and the newly-released Remake.

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Enji Night’s classic take on Jill Valentine is hauntingly true to the character’s appearance in the first RE3 game.

While players are all about her original outfit, the Remake also boasts another iconic look for Jill in her S.T.A.R.S. uniform, which clothes the character in a beret, trousers, tactical shoulder pads, and gloves.

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Jill’s S.T.A.R.S. uniform is also available to wear in the Resident Evil 3 Remake.

Despite Capcom’s attention to detail in their re-imagining of the original game, some fans have expressed outrage over their changes to Jill’s clothing — in particular, her miniskirt, which the Remake changed to a skort, as aforementioned.

Nevertheless, it seems that the Resident Evil 3 Remake is being met with acclaim across the series’ fanbase — just be sure to keep an eye out for Nemesis (and his new nose).

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My Hero Academia cosplayer goes viral as fiery real life Katsuki Bakugou

Published: 4/Dec/2020 18:55

by Brent Koepp

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A My Hero Academia cosplayer made waves on Instagram after creating the perfect depiction of hot-headed character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist’s explosive take on the protagonist will have fans feeling the heat.

Few animes transcend the level of popularity that My Hero Academia has. Its story about a high school that trains teenagers with superpowers called quirks has become an absolute worldwide phenomenon.

A cosplayer celebrated the franchise by sharing their true-to-life take on popular character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist looks so much like him, it’s almost as if the fiery student has burned his way out of the screen.

Screenshot of Bakugou in My Hero Academia anime season 1.
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The short-tempered student is beloved by fans.

My Hero Academia cosplayer’s perfect Bakugou

While most of the anime centers on main protagonist Izuku Midoriya, the series quickly introduces a diverse cast once the character enrolls at U.A High. One of those is his childhood friend and rival Bakugou. 

Cosplayer Soph ‘sophieriiis’ went viral on Instagram after sharing their mind-blowing transformation into the hot-headed Katsuki. The artist brought the student’s explosive quirk to life with the help of photographer ‘jacob.cr2‘, who captured them posing with flames shooting from their hands.

In the series, Bakugou is able to store up sweat into his grenade shaped wrist guards, which Sophie has faithfully portrayed with life-size props. The artist also perfectly mirrored the hero’s large metal knee pads and neck brace which he uses to protect himself from explosions.

 

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In another stunning shot posted to their social media, the cosplayer re-created an iconic scene from season one of the anime. With both fists extended out, the artist captured the character’s rage which has become his trademark throughout the popular series.

 

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My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a manga back in 2014, however its anime adaptation a fews years later by Studio Bones made it a cultural worldwide phenomena.

The series’ animated fourth arc wrapped up in April, with rumors of season five returning sometime in 2021. Those wanting to catch up in time can watch all episodes on Crunchyroll and Funimation.