A fan recently showed off a fantastic first attempt at cosplaying as Jill Valentine from Resident Evil. Resident Evil's first protagonists, Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, first appeared in the game in 1996 and have since become fan favorites, inspiring no small amount of fan-made costumes. Interestingly enough, the person now voicing Jill Valentine in Resident Evil 3 has recently cosplayed the character, and she did a fantastic job. \n \nA bit of a pain to get through by today's standards, the 1996 original and even the excellent Resident Evil 1 Remake laid the groundwork for the rest of the series. Several series staples were introduced in Resident Evil 1, including the Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City, the primary antagonist Albert Wesker and protagonists Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine. \n \nIt's acceptable that most of the key story beats from the first Resident Evil game have been reduced to whispers in the sequels, given that they were either resolved or destroyed in canon. While Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter: Village don't directly reference the original game's plot, they nonetheless pay tribute to the original game in various ways, such as RE7's nod to the shotgun puzzle from Resident Evil 1. \n \nCosplayer Dizzy-Law2969 has created a fantastic costume that honors Jill Valentine's backstory. As the Resident Evil franchise expands beyond its roots, reflecting on the series' origins is worthwhile. \n \nA Jill Valentine cameo in Resident Evil 9's plot would be an excellent opportunity to reawaken fans' interest in the series' genesis tale, which has been eroding in recent games despite the presence of Chris Redfield. For Jill Valentine cosplayers, a cameo in Resident Evil 9 might mean even more opportunities for creative expression. \n \nA Reddit user named Dizzy-Law2969 paid their respects to Resident Evil by dressing up like Jill Valentine from the original game. The fan's outfit is inspired by the Resident Evil 1 Remake, with almost identical colors and the addition of the RPD STARS insignia to the beret and shoulder pads.