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Irrational Hires Cosplayer Ormeli To Help Promote Bioshock Infinite

We were really blown away when we saw Russian cosplayer Anna Moleva, also known as "Ormeli," dressed up as Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite. Just amazing.

But we weren't the only ones to be impressed. The game's development team, Irrational Games, saw those pictures and opted to hire Moleva to help promote one of 2013's hottest games.

As announced at Irrational's Blog, the girl who is essentially Elizabeth brought to life will become the "official face" of Bioshock Infinite thanks to her "uncanny portrayal." And "uncanny" it most certainly is. Said Irrational boss Ken Levine:

"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."

By the way, that costume Moleva made for her Elizabeth character took "a month or two" to make...that is one dedicated cosplayer! And if you want to learn a little more about "Ormeli," read the Q&A through the link above. You'll be seeing her a lot more in the near future, as she may be on hand at various events to help promote Infinite, and her face will definitely be more prominent on the Internet.

Related Game(s): Bioshock Infinite

Tags: bioshock infinite, bioshock infinite elizabeth, anna moleva, irrational games

12/3/2012 10:57:35 AM Ben Dutka

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Highlander
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 11:11:19 AM
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Ormeli does a good job on this one, but as far as Cosplay is concerned...Alodia FTW!

;)

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homura
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 11:35:00 AM

Hell yeah! Alodia Gosiengfiao is truly FTW in cosplay. Also her sister Ashley. They're the Gosiengfiao sisters.

Last edited by homura on 12/3/2012 11:36:29 AM

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Highlander
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 12:00:44 PM

Alodia is truly one of the most beautiful people in the world. It's amazing how much she can change her face to fit the character merely with a bit of make-up and facial gymnastics - truly transformative.

Funnily enough, of all the pictures of Alodia I have seen, she is at her best as herself. I mean she does a fantastic job with the Cosplay costumes and really inhabiting the character. But she, herself, is an extremely pretty lady.

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homura
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 6:28:12 PM

I agree, she is truly an amazing gorgeous lady, not just a pretty face but also a talented one. She is a fine arts graduate and can play bass guitar and a piano (I think). She also done the cutest Mario cosplay. And if I remember correctly, her favorite is Balthier and Fran, she even have a toy figure of them in her room when she showed it in TV.

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homura
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 6:35:23 PM

check out the link of Alodia Showing her room

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf_4pKdwYYk

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homura
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 6:41:31 PM

Also check this out. hehe.

The two sisters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh4Z4re6aFA&feature=endscreen&NR=1

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Huey
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 11:13:18 AM
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She sure is a pretty little thing!

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Beamboom
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 11:26:14 AM
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She also did a *fantastic* job on doing Femshep a while back. This girl is amazing (and, of course, drop dead cute too).

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Beamboom
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 11:49:34 AM

here's the link to her gallery. You'll find Femshep and others there:

http://ormeli.deviantart.com/gallery/

She blows your mind.

Last edited by Beamboom on 12/3/2012 11:51:01 AM

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daus26
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 11:43:24 AM
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I thought that pic was actually the game character, honestly! I realized after clicking the link.

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pillz81
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 12:36:53 PM

It truly is uncanny.

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tes37
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 5:10:05 PM

I did too. I was wondering why Ben posted game art instead of a photo at first.

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CrusaderForever
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 12:39:14 PM
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So funny, she is beautiful no doubt. It's just funny they think Bioshock Infinite needs advertising!! Silly Kevin Levine :) .

I guess there are 2 versions of this picture. This one has been altered in Photoshop. Her breasts are bigger and I guess she was sitting down in the original photo and now standing. It's going to be a very special game. I hope it sells well and using this beauty can only help.

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Shams
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 12:54:13 PM
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i think halloween happens one day a year, and that it's mainly for kids, and for college girls to dress up like prostitutes and walk the city streets w/o risking jail time, but I had to expand the pic just to check out if it was a Bioshock Infinity illustration, or an actual cosplay. No, srsly. That's amazing.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 1:16:00 PM
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Good, now I can track her down and propose marriage.

Actually I saw Booker on the new cover art and I dig his haircut a lot; might be time for a copycat job.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 2:00:34 PM
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Well it's nice to see such a success story and to see cosplayers actually getting somewhere. So I am all for it. Mind you, I have to say I hate live action advertisements for games... It just doesn't represent what the game is like at all and the industry has been bombarded with them in recent years. I was just watching the Halo 4 one and saying to my friend "fine, it's pretty but that doesn't represent the gameplay does it."

I saw the Bioshock US cover art the other day and hope that they change the EU one, to having Elizabeth on rather than the main character.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 2:16:02 PM

I can see why a game with bad graphics like Blops would use live action but Halo really shouldn't be doing it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 2:41:14 PM
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Yup, you have to interview her next Ben. If you don't I will.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 8:33:00 PM

Weeeeell...I'll think about it.

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Snaaaake
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 5:22:19 PM
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Perfect cosplayer for Elizabeth indeed and wise decision to use her in advertising.
I wish publishers would use more cosplayers to advertise their games though.
Cosplayers aren't just good for the eyes.

But my favourite is still Kipi!!!!

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tes37
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 5:56:58 PM

"Cosplayers aren't just good for the eyes."
I agree.

Only a die hard fan would dress up in the first place and who better to promote you than a fan like that.

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frylock25
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 8:59:20 PM
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i would hire her too! amazing

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___________
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 @ 3:43:41 AM
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see?
who said playing games cant get you a job!?

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Ludakriss
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 @ 6:10:57 AM
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Pretty giahlem! Good luck to her. Peace.

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trumpetmon65
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 @ 10:43:47 AM
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Ya'll should check out fire Lily cosplay. I know links are looked down upon on these things so just google fire Lily. She does a great Dr. Girlfriend.

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