Resident Evil Village is here and so are the Lady D cosplayers

Image for Resident Evil Village is here and so are the Lady D cosplayers
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It may be a shame that Lady Dimitrescu doesn't have more screentime in Resident Evil Village, but the internet is here to make up for it. Everyone's favorite vampire giantess has been a hit with cosplayers, and though her 9'6" frame isn't exactly easy to replicate they've outdone themselves anyway.

Former Olympic basketballer and model Ekaterina Lisina (opens in new tab) had the advantage of already being 6'9" tall. AllieCat (opens in new tab) managed to get herself up to 7'1" including the hat, though not without cost: "Fun fact: it took $100 worth or Bridal Satin for the outside of the Cosplay alone (not including the lining, notions or accessories) because she is so tall."

Some cosplayers have been streaming Resident Evil Village in their Lady Dimitrescu outfits, and it's a wonder the hats don't completely obscure the screen. Lindsay Elyse (opens in new tab) has been streaming it on Twitch (opens in new tab), and you can see Galina Zhukovskaya (opens in new tab) play on YouTube (opens in new tab) in Russian while wearing a costume by Milligan Victoria (opens in new tab).

Capcom are obviously aware of the promotional potential of Lady Dimitrescu cosplay, hiring Yaya Han to make an outfit from scratch. She managed to get not only that, but also a full set together for a photoshoot in only two weeks, as you can see in the video below.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.