There has been a surge in fan content for the Resident Evil franchise as of late due to the next installment- Resident Evil Village- coming out in only a months’ time on May 7th, 2021, and the recent one-year anniversary of the Resident Evil 3 remake. As well as that amazing cosplay of the Tall Lady from Village by 6ft9 model Ekaterina Lisina, there was also a fantastic cosplay of Jill Valentine by cosplayer, model, and costume designer by the Twitter name of DJ Croft.
NEW COSPLAY REVEAL💫— DJ Croft (@DJCroft_) April 4, 2021
JILL VALENTINE @RE_Games
📸 By @lovrbboy1
Today marks the anniversary of Resident Evil 3 remake Incredible game!
Who wants a Jill Sandwich 🥪😉 #residentevil #ResidentEvilVillage #welcometoraccooncity #rebhfun #REBH25th #cosplay #genderbendcosplayer #capcom pic.twitter.com/veNKvGQyu0
DJ’s cosplay is of Jill in her iconic S.T.A.R.S uniform, complete with beret, shotgun, pistol, holsters, and badge. It’s an awesome and accurate recreation of her outfit and a brilliant example of how gender-bending cosplay is not only incredibly creative, but also a great way to reimagine a classic character. I feel like more people should be open to cosplaying characters that are of a different gender. The possibilities for innovative cosplay become all the more endless with a mindset like DJ’s and I think he acts as a great example for those who might have been reluctant to try gender-bent cosplay. I remember when Guardians of the Galaxy came out in 2014, I wanted to try and cosplay Peter Quill/Star-Lord. He just seemed like a fun and easy option (I’m a sucker for a long leather jacket too so maybe Neo as well?) but I was always a little reluctant. DJ is out here living his best life and showing us all how it is done with his amazing gender-bent cosplays and he has certainly made me feel a little more comfortable with one day making that Star-Lord cosplay come to fruition.
DJ is also a big cosplayer of Lara Croft and will be releasing a fan trailer to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tomb Raider this Friday- with himself in the starring role as Lara- so make sure to check it out when it drops tomorrow over on his Twitter account.