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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.

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.

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.

Ethan Winters from Resident Evil Village

Ethan Winters from Resident Evil Village

Ethan Winters (Todd Soley/ Hidenobu Kiuchi/ Raphael Rossatto) isn’t used to giving up, least of all where Rosemary is concerned. And if that takes him into the heart of Lady Alcina Dimitrescu’s castle, well, that’s a risk he’ll have to take.

Ethan is a simple man who just wants to do right by his family. And maybe stop a few global threats in the process. His clothes are as utilitarian as his goals. They consist of a work jacket, a zip-up pullover, a t-shirt, jeans, and work boots. A brown leather belt holds a hip holster complete with a costume pistol.

rosemary winters from resident evil village

Rosemary “Rose” Winters from Resident Evil Village

Rosemary “Rose” Winters (voiced in English by Jeannie Tirado) is an American superhuman and a character in the Resident Evil Village video game.  The daughter of Ethan and Mia Winters, Rose’s body is comprised completely of Mold, a fungal superorganism capable of replicating human DNA.  Rose wears sturdy sneakers, a pair of distressed jeans, and her late father’s jacket.  She also carries a book called Village of Shadows that her parents used to read to her.

Nemesis from Resident Evil 3

Nemesis from Resident Evil 3

In Resident Evil 3, Nemesis debuted as the main villain, and has made appearances in later RE titles and Dead by Daylight. The Nemesis-T Type as it’s called, is a hulking monster that has superior intelligence to the other zombies in the series, and can even use weapons against you. The Nemesis was conceived when a Tyrant bioweapon humanoid was infected with the Nemesis Alpha parasite to boost its intelligence.

Jill Valentine from Resident Evil 3

Jill Valentine from Resident Evil 3 Remake

In the 2020 remake for Resident Evil 3, Jill Valentine was redesigned from the 1996 design. The game designers explain that with the graphical limitations of the original, they had to design her to visually stand out — and that meant a tube top and mini skirt. With the improved photorealistic graphics of the remake, Jill got a makeover, fitting into the world better with more practical tactical while keeping her iconic style.

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Lady Dimitrescu from Resident Evil 8

Lady Dimitrescu from Resident Evil Village

Lady Alcina Dimitrescu has already taken the internet by storm. A beautiful vampire standing over nine feet tall with a killer smile, it’s easy to see why she caused a splash when she appeared in January’s Maiden. Her history is still largely unknown and will have to stay that way until Resident Evil: Village comes out this May. That hasn’t stopped fans from putting together cosplays in the Lady’s honor, our own among them!

While it is possible to use stilts to mimic the Lady’s height, it’s not recommended. Instead this cosplay focuses on Lady Dimitrescu’s style. A wide brimmed black hat, black leather gloves, black boots, and black flower pin all stand in sharp contrast to her flowing white empire waist gown. Her skin is also ghostly white which can be recreated using body paint. If you’d prefer to skip the body paint you can use a face painting kit to recreate the sharp lines and slightly undead look that gives away Lady Dimitrescu’s vampiric nature.

Finish the look with a dark brown wig. Lady Dimitrescu wears her hair pinned up in tight curls from the 1950s which you will have to recreate yourself. There are several tutorials on YouTube both on curling synthetic wigs and on recreating Dimitrescu’s look.

Be sure and put on your favorite red lipstick and you’re ready to rule a castle of your own.

Barry Burton from Resident Evil

Barry Burton from Resident Evil

Barry Burton from the Resident Evil franchise has been handed down from voice actor to voice actor but he remains the character that so many fans know and love. He is a dedicated family man which guides his hand in everything he does. And while is passionate about bringing down the Umbrella Corporation and stopping bioterrorism, he will not sacrifice the people he loves to do it.

He is a former member of the US Air Force and a backup for the elite S.T.A.R.S. unit. His experience means that he approaches his work with a very pragmatic and critical eye. Work boots, sturdy jeans, and an easy-access chest holster mean that he can get in, get the job done, and get out without worrying about his clothes making that harder. His buzz cut and clean shave are holdovers from his time in the military. And though he is well-versed in many weapons, he prefers his trusty revolver.