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Chuck Greene from Dead Rising 2

Chuck Greene (voiced by Peter Flemming) is a former motocross champion, a widower, and a father that will do whatever it takes to protect his daughter. Sometimes that involves fighting off the undead. Sometimes it involves things a little crazier. Chuck has the skills to handle it, though. And for as long as he can, he’s going to keep his daughter safe.

Chuck Greene is a great cosplay for those who want to be comfortable. He wears black boots, blue jeans, and a motocross jacket in yellow and black. His weapon of choice is the Paddlesaw (when he can’t ride a Slicecycle) but those aren’t exactly easy to make. A kayak paddle is a good start to one, though!

Nick Ramos from Dead Rising 3

With no memory of his past and few clues to go on, Nick (voiced by Andrew Lawrence) is one of the youngest and the most mysterious protagonists in the Dead Rising series. He also makes for a great cosplay with the exception of his weapon, the sledge saw, which takes a build all its own to replicate.

Sledge saw aside, a Nick Ramos cosplay is great for people who want something with reusable pieces. A set of coveralls with the sleeves torn off, workboots, and a patch is all you really need for the clothing. A tattoo pen lets you copy the “12” tattoo on his neck, finishing off the whole look.

Frank West from Dead Rising 1

Frank West from Dead Rising 1

When Frank West is first introduced in Dead Rising 1, he is a determined and unpredictable photojournalist always on the lookout for the next big (and likely dangerous) scoop. Once he is thrown into the zombie infected town of Wilamette on assignment, he begins to uncover a sinister government cover up and becomes embroiled in it himself. Frank’s outfit is sensible, making it easy to run and fight his way out of Wilamette when necessary. If you do not already own a high-quality camera like the one Frank uses, a simple phone case made to look like one can lend the same aesthetic.

Katey Greene from Dead Rising

Katey Greene from Dead Rising

In Dead Rising, Katey Greene is the daughter of motocross champ Chuck Greene. After being bitten by her zombified mother, Katey must be administered daily doses of Zombrex to keep herself from turning. At one point in Dead Rising 2, Katey is looked after by Stacey Forsythe in a bunker while her father goes on several missions.

Stacey Forsythe from Dead Rising

Stacey Forsythe from Dead Rising

In Dead Rising, Stacey Forsythe (voiced by Robyn Ross) heads CURE, a controversial zombie rights activist group. She stands up for civil rights and equality for the undead, and fights to give infected survivors universal access to treatments like Zombrex. Stacey also forms an alliance with Chuck Greene and protects his daughter Katey.

Frank West in Dead Rising 4

In Dead Rising 4, Frank West is a photographer looking for the next big scoop when he stumbles upon some strange events in the small town of Willamette, Colorado. After fending off a major zombie attack, he must return during the Christmas season to fight off another outbreak.