Putting together an awesome cosplay pays off when people recognize all the work you put into it. But for one woman, that recognition went beyond what anyone would typically expect.
Cosplayer Anna Moleva, most popularly known as “Ormeli”, got the offer of a lifetime from Irrational Games to become the character she portrayed. Her spot on cosplay of Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite landed her the opportunity to take her image beyond the convention floors.
“We were so amazed by her dedication and her resemblance to Elizabeth that we decided to ask her if she’d like to be involved in helping bring Elizabeth to life in our box, our key art and our upcoming television ad,” game designer Ken Levine wrote.
Seriously, what’s cooler than getting to say you’re on a video games’ box?! This is extremely motivating. It’s so exciting to see that a company is actually breaking barriers and supporting fans who have supported them. I can only imagine that this is going to open so many new gateways for cosplayers and establish a stronger, more respected community.