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Jill Valentine from Resident Evil 1

Jill Valentine (voiced by Una Kavanagh) is a former member of the Special Tactics and Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S.), an elite unit of the Raccoon Police Department, in the Resident Evil video game series.  Jill eventually leaves S.T.A.R.S. and co-founds the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance.  Though Jill has had several different costumes throughout the series, her first appearance is one of her most iconic, wearing a blue beret and matching uniform.  In the updated version of Resident Evil 1 released in 2002, Jill’s costume receives a more realistic upgrade, though it maintains many of the same components.  Whichever version you choose to emulate, you’ll want to splurge on a S.T.A.R.S. patch to update your shirt, and make sure you wear fingerless gloves and sturdy combat boots.

Circus Baby from Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location

Circus Baby is the primary antagonist of the horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location.  Circus Baby is a doll-like animatronic that houses the soul of Elizabeth Afton.  She has red hair pulled into pigtails and wears a two-piece red outfit with matching red jester shoes.  When recreating this look, you can opt to buy the full-face Circus Baby mask, or choose to paint your face and wear a red pigtail wig instead.  Either way, you’ll want to layer your dress and crop top over a white undersuit to replicate the pale white of Circus Baby’s body.  For an extra effect, you can take some time to add the animatronic seam details with fabric markers.  Last but not least, you could glue or sew gold bells to the tips of your jester shoes so your victims can hear you coming.

Yoichi Asakawa from Dead by Daylight

Yoichi Asakawa from Dead by Daylight

Unlike many licensed characters in Dead by Daylight, Yoichi Asakawa is not plucked straight from The Ring (1998), but is instead found again over 20 years after he lost his parents to Sadako Yamamura (the original Japanese version of Samara Morgan). Now a brilliant marine biologist, psychic, and paranormal researcher, he finds himself once again haunted and hunted by the Onryo and must use his knowledge and abilities to protect himself and assist others.

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Chris Redfield from Resident Evil Village

Chris Redfield (voiced by Jeff Schine) returns in Resident Evil Village, attempting to save Rosemary Winters from an evil bioweapon named Miranda.  This also puts him at odds with Ethan Winters throughout the game.  Chris’ look has been updated since his original introduction in the series.  Whether you decide to go for his more tactical or casual outfit, some of the pieces will remain the same, including the gloves, turtleneck, and boots.  For his more casual look, you’ll pair these with black jeans and a peacoat, while you’ll swap out for a pair of tactical pants and a low-profile chest rig if you decide you’d like to recreate his more military-inspired apparel.  Refill cartridges for an airsoft gun can help fill out the rig for a more complete look.

Jonah Vasquez from Dead by Daylight

Jonah Vasquez from Dead by Daylight

Jonah Vasquez was born to a migrant farmer in Fresno, California who eventually earned enough to send Jonah to a good school. From there, Jonah discovered his gift for mathematics, which eventually led to a job code-breaking with the CIA. He worked hard, balancing his job with his personal morals. But his code-breaking eventually led him down a path that ended with him being taken into the realm of the Entity.

Being a mathematician, Jonah was less used to field work, and his wardrobe reflects that. His shirt can have the white painted on or be substituted for a purple and white hawaiian shirt to accent his laidback position.

Carmina Mora from Dead by Daylight

Carmina Mora from Dead by Daylight

Carmina Mora, aka The Artist, was a young artist and Chilean political revolutionary who grew up in a troubled home where it seemed like her only allies were the crows (which she did not realize were servants of the Entity of Dead by Daylight). She used her art to assuage the guilt of her younger brother’s death and to fight against political corruption and the disappearance of artists under their regime. Unfortunately, she and her friends were eventually kidnapped and tortured, Carmina herself getting her tongue and hands cut off. As she lay dying, the crows came to save her, only to swarm without mercy on Carmina’s tormentors and friends alike. Carmina ended up lost in her own guilt and now is crow-like in appearance, save for her inky hands, now the weapons of destruction for the Entity instead of tools to create and inspire.

A once beautiful and artistic woman, Carmina’s tight red dress is now torn and covered in feather-like leather pieces, which can be recreated by hand or by repurposing leather pauldrons. You can use liquid black liner to imitate the inky steaks on her face/body and latex gloves to imitate her inky arms.

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Larry Johnson from Sally Face

Larry Johnson is a character in the indie horror video game Sally Face. He is Sal’s best friend, and later on, he becomes his stepbrother. Larry is generally laid back, but he’s shown to be protective of his friends. His clothes remain the same as a teenager and as an adult, yet are tattered as a young ghost. Use the black eye pencil to line under your eyes and draw the mole on your left cheek.

Carlos Oliveira from resident evil 3 remake

Carlos Oliveira from Resident Evil 3 Remake

Carlos Oliveira (voiced by Vince Corazza) was a Corporal in the Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service and a survivor of the Raccoon City Destruction Incident in the video game remake of Resident Evil 3.  In the remake, Carlos gets an upgraded look from his original costuming.  His updated apparel includes a more realistic look with a dark army green tactical vest and pants, black boots and matching fingerless gloves.

Lord Malak from Dark Deception

Lord Malak from Dark Deception

Do you like mazes? Do you like horror games? If you answered yes to both questions, then “Dark Deception” is for you. Players must navigate a maze of nightmarish horrors, all orchestrated by the vile Lord Malak. If players can collect enough Soul Shards, they are allowed to return to the world of the living. Lord Malak won’t make it easy, though. It’s his game, his maze, and his monsters. And he’d rather the player stay right where they are.

Lord Malak’s costume is fairly simple, though it does require some body paint. Red body paint gives you his demonic pallor while horns on a headband rounds out the look. Black gloves match a black suit, black shirt, black shoes, and a black button down shirt while a dark red tie stands out as his one accessory.

Zardy from Zardys Maze

Zardy from Zardy’s Maze

Zardy might be hard to avoid in his maze, but out there on Halloween night, nobody is going to want to run from this cosplay. Or if they do, at least they’ll be running for the right reasons.

Zardy is a little inhuman, but copying his look is possible. A black witch’s hat and a pumpkin mask start things off on the right track, though you can opt for face paint if the mask will be too warm. A shoulder cowl, a pair of scissors – to cut off the hood and create the V at the bottom – , some fabric glue, and orange fabric paint creates the iconic top detailing. It’s a bit of a DIY project but it layers easily over a versatile black long-sleeve pullover sweatshirt. Finish off with a pair of jeans, some shoe covers in the style of brown boots, and a farming hoe. If you don’t want to carry an actual farming tool around, you can use a costume scythe instead.