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WoW cosplayer’s insane Bolvar Fordragon creation steals the show at BlizzConline 2021

Published: 21/Feb/2021 1:17

by Bill Cooney

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At BlizzConline 2021, one Belgian cosplayer blew the judges away with an awesome take on World of Warcraft’s Bolvar Fordragon to take the top spot in the highly-anticipated Community Cosplay Contest.

One of the best parts about BlizzCon is all of the awesome stuff we get to see from the minds of fans, and even though things were a bit different for BlizzConline in February 2021, fantastic community creations were not in short supply.

Among all of the songs, artwork, and adorable WarCraft dog skits, there was plenty of cosplay to go through.

After things were whittled down to the final four, Belgian cosplayer Hartigan Cosplay‘s crazy Bolvar Fordragon look took the top spot overall and bragging rights until the next convention.

Hartigan’s Bolvar is about as close to the in-game character as you can get on our earthly realm. An evil red glow is coming from behind the skin and armor that resembles burning coals, perfect for ol’ Fordragon.

If that wasn’t enough to impress you, otherworldly smoke is also pouring out of every nook and cranny, which along with the pure amount of attention to detail really makes it seem like he just stepped out of a WarCraft Cinematic.

Funnily enough, Hartigan did actually partner with Blizzard to recreate Shadowlands cinematic a few months ago, and it’s honestly tough to tell the shots of him apart from the actual video.

It looks like it would take all day to get into and out of Bolvar’s skin, but according to the cosplayer it only takes around 12 minutes to get into. There are still a ridiculous amount of parts that go into it though, as you can see in this video Hartigan posted of how it all goes together.

There was definitely some tough competition, but the general opinion among fans is that this WoW-inspired creation is one of the best Blizzard cosplays they’ve ever seen, if not one of the best ones ever.

The contest might not have been held live like in past years, but the quality of cosplays and creations just continues to improve, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.

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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.