Evelyn Parker, the mysterious informant from CD Projekt Red’s neon-lit RPG, is perfectly captured by one Cyberpunk 2077 player.
In honor of Halloween, one Cyberpunk 2077 fan has created an impressive Evelyn Parker cosplay. Evelyn, a former member of the Mox gang and a Doll (or sex worker) working for the posh Clouds nightclub in Night City’s gritty post-modern world, is only onscreen for a brief moment in Cyberpunk 2077. Still, she plays a significant and memorable role in the game’s story.
Players first meet Evelyn Parker in the early hours of Cyberpunk 2077. She gives protagonist V and his partner Jackie Welles a Braindance of a recent meeting with corporate leader Yorinobu Arasaka, which includes some crucial information for the pair’s planned heist of a valuable bio-chip from his estate. Once the heist above goes wrong, Evelyn’s cyberware is corrupted, leaving her dazed and disoriented for several days. The Voodoo Boys attack the Braindance club Evelyn was hiding in with a virus, leaving her dazed and disoriented for several days. Evelyn is sold to the Scavengers in this vulnerable state, and they force her to participate in several twisted Braindance. V and Judy Alvarez would eventually save her in one of Cyberpunk 2077’s many side quests, but the trauma of her ordeal is too much for Evelyn, and she commits suicide. Despite her tragic story arc, Evelyn remains a popular character in Cyberpunk 2077 due to her fashionable appearance. Some players wish she had more screen time and character development before her fate.
Earlier this week, r/cyberpunkgame user cyxaricus shared several photos of herself cosplaying as Evelyn Parker, complete with Evelyn’s signature blue hair, gleaming gold dress, and black leather jacket. These photos were taken by Instagram photographer Kira and showed cyxaricus smoking a cigarette and looking mysterious as the morally ambiguous Doll and source of secret information from Cyberpunk 2077’s opening missions in the dark, neon-lit streets of Night City.
Cyberpunk 2077’s futuristic setting and characters lend themselves well to cosplay, with developer CD Projekt Red even hosting a special costume contest for fans in 2019 that included a $40,000 prize. Later, a Cyberpunk 2077 fan faithfully recreated V’s signature Samurai jacket. Players are still flaunting impressive outfits and fan-made weapons like a Cyber Katana replica or a 3D-printed “Skippy” gun months after the game’s infamous release last December.
CD Projekt Red’s long-awaited RPG may not have taken the gaming world by storm, but it did create several memorable characters in the gritty world of Night City, so much so that fans are still dressing up as them a year later. One such example is Cyxaricus’s spot-on impression of Evelyn Parker, which skillfully captures the character’s style and mystery during her early appearances in Cyberpunk 2077.