Resident Evil: Extiction
About this costume:
As soon as I saw the poster for this movie, I knew I had to make the costume. This was a really
massive project because of all the parts involved. I wanted to be as accurate as possible down to
the last detail. I actually made two coats for this, but sold the first one after wearing it once. I had
made it out of heavy suede and it was way to hot and heavy to wear in the summer.
How I made the costume:
I started with a white tank top that I soaked in tea to make it look old and dirty. I found a long brown
cotton shirt and cut a slit down the front. The snaps were put on with a snap tool. I got brown
leggings that matched the shirt, cut the legs off, then tied them back together. The first time I wore
it, the ties came undone so I put stitches through them to make sure that wouldn’t happen again.
The shorts are just plain khaki shorts, and I painted a star on the butt. The real costume has a large
star pattern in the seat of the shorts. You don’t see it much, but it’s all about the details. The jacket
in version two is a replica I ordered online. Once I got it, I added suede details on the collar and
cuffs. It was way lighter and easier to wear than my original suede coat.
Knee high lace-up leather boots by Steve Madden, with one red shoe lace. I added silver boot
conchos with leather straps and chain under the heel, and made a flap that went on the top of the
My first guns for the costume were cheap cap guns. Then I discovered people wanted to know what
I was packing, and my little spray-painted pistols were not too impressive. So I did some research,
found out she was carrying Colt Double Eagles and a pistol-grip pump-action shotgun and got
airsoft replicas. They were realistic and heavy, and a lot of fun to shoot. All the leaves in my
backyard ended up with holes in them.
It was incredibly hard to find a left-handed holster like the one I needed, so I got two right-handed
Blackhawk leg holsters and took apart one of them to make it left-handed. The industrial sewing
machine really came in handy for that.
I made the multi-colored wire bracelet. The bracelet was a gift to Alice from K-Mart. (the girl, not the
store). I borrowed the goggles, watch and gloves from my husband and I ordered the shemagh
(head scarf) online. I already had the brown leather wrist band.
Hair & Make-up:
The make-up was pretty plain and I wore a wig. I got a wig in the right color and close to the right
style and then had my mom, who is a hair stylist, give the wig a haircut while I was wearing it. Then I
gunked it up with styling product to make it look a little messy.
Based on: Alice in the 3rd Resident
Costume made: 2007
Worn at: MegaCon 2007,
Costume by: Candy Keane
Photos by: David Love