A former motion capture actress for multiple Midway games–including Sonya Blade in the original Mortal Kombat–has turned to social media to retrieve an item stolen 25 years ago.
Kerri Ann Hoskins recently posted a $250 reward for a helmet she wore while playing Vallah in the Nintendo 64 fighting game War Gods. According to Hoskins the helmet was stolen from the coat check at E3 1996, and she’s willing to pay to get it back.
Friends! 25 yrs ago, my #Vallah helmet from #wargods was stolen at coat check at #E3 @conventioncenterla
Time for Vallah to come home. I’m offering a $250 REWARD for its safe return, no questions asked.
Please share!#kerrihoskins #kerrianngallery #gamer #cosplay #comiccon pic.twitter.com/bj6S2LYOOu
— Kerri Ann Hoskins (@KerriAnnGallery) September 15, 2021
“Vallah was the most laborious costume I had done for Midway,” Hoskins said in response to a request for comment from GameSpot. “For Vallah’s helmet, they actually casted my head for a perfect fit. The artist did an amazing job at sculpting out the features.”