Originally Posted by Suntory_Times
Well if we are going to include the good guys then the bsaa etc. But many umbrella operatives where umbrella logos etc. The bigger point for me however is it is cosplay and such freedoms are okay with me. Afterall when I saw that vid I still immediately thought, that is Hunk.
The STARS and BSAA wear emblems because they are legal enforcement organizations. They're representing themselves like any sanctioned para-military organization would.
UBCS wear Umbrella emblems because they're a public security organization of Umbrella. They carry out assignments that appear legal and beneficial to the public (even though members like Nicholai have additional secret objectives.) Them wearing emblems is the same as a security guard wearing his badge - they're supposed to be known.
The USS (where HUNK is from) carries out illegal, unethical, and exclusively secret assignments. They're not known to the public. If one of them was to die on a mission (for example, HUNK's team in the sewers) they would not want Umbrella emblems on them because if the body was found then the public would immediately know Umbrella was up to something.
It's as simple as that. Of course you can do as you please with your costume, but if you're trying to pay homage to HUNK, you basically tread on everything about him by slapping Umbrella emblems on you, just for the sake of recognition. It's just kind of ironic.