About a year ago, Gai made a monstrous cosplay that featured the Stage 2 mutation/transformation of William Birkin in Resident Evil. That costume was massive and required construction and sculpting talent to achieve. It apparently wasn’t challenging enough because now Gai has made the Stage 1 version. Birkin isn’t quite as far gone so this look involved a different sculpt, including a slightly mutated human chest. Yuck but also, cool!
Gai wore the mutation at the World’s Cosplay Summit in Japan. How much of it is a costume and how much is human? This picture answers that question:
— tomo (@tomoco7_6) August 6, 2016
He’s pretty much wearing a fully coverage suit. As you can imagine, it was warm in there. Gai tweeted about having to pick up batteries for an additional fan to keep him cool (or, at least not quite as hot).
— ザン・ウー (@Zan_Woo) August 6, 2016