Leonie Heartilly

Costume :Jill Valentine
Variant :Umbrella's End
Source :Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon III (2011)

Costume Photos

"Abandon Hope"

Taking Down the Russian Lab

On Route to the Labs

The End of Umbrella

Umbrella's End

Breaking In

Advance with Caution



Infiltrating the Facility

Facing the T-A.L.O.S. project



Costume Information

Cost : £136.53
Time Taken : 20+ hours

This is Jill's outfit from the "Umbrella's End" scenario in The Umbrella Chronicles. This outfit was worn by Jill during a big turning point in her career: when Umbrella was finally defeated and before the BSAA was founded. Yet I've only ever seen one person attempt it, I don't know whether this is because the title was on the Wii so less played or the jacket design is too much of a pain for people to make. I wanted to give it a go anyway as I like the design and I wanted to cosplay all of Jill's main outfits.

"In 2003, Jill had now focused her life on exposing and destroying Umbrella. She and Chris Redfield, now partners, had joined an anti-bioterror organization. They were dropped off at a Russian Umbrella facility, where they carried out a full-scale assault on the facility, destroying any of Umbrella's old Bio-Weapons encountered, and skillfully avoiding traps. "


~Please see my journals for more details on the construction of this costume as well as progress photos~

Most of the gear for this was bought from ebay and EbairSoft, some needed alterations.

The jacket was made by combining 2 jackets in similar materials together and making a ton of alterations as detailed in my journals.

The Samurai Edge hand gun was modified by Lycaneyes, I just did some paint touch-ups.

I wore a white t-shirt underneath the jacket as you can't see what Jill is wearing so I thought it would be sensible to wear something plain that matched the trousers.


I first wore this costume to Kitacon III (2011). I actually spent about 4 hours in my hotel room finishing the jacket, it was ready just in time for the masquerade. Naturally I found this stressful but issues with my Claire jacket meant I was behind on my progress with this costume but I was determined to wear it at Kita so I didn't have any other choice really. There are still bits I didn't get to finish (white shoulder detail and making the cuffs grey) but these shall be added before I re-wear it. Despite it not being completely finished and cursing some of my messy sewing I was actually really proud with how this costume came out. The colours aren't quite accurate but in general the outfit looks the part and is recognizable I think if you have played the game. I like wearing costumes that aren't done often as people enjoy seeing them and it starts up conversations. It did get a little hot indoors at times however and the large knee pads made it hard to walk ^^'

I wore this costume again at the London MCM Expo May 2011 as a last minute costume change due to my REmake Jill not being finished in time. This is not a good costume to wear in somewhere as packed and hot as Expo ^^'


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ahah I know I spam your costumes with comments but love this costume too! I don't think I've actually seen anyone whos done this so again can't wait! ^__^

by letmelive on Saturday, 1 May, 2010 - 22:34
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Feel free to spam away! XD I haven't either, the jacket prob puts them off lol No idea how I'm meant to find one similar.

by Leonie Heartilly on Saturday, 1 May, 2010 - 22:46
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Everytime I see this Jill it reminds me of that annoying Boss XD

Looking forward to it =3

by Petchy-mon on Thursday, 26 August, 2010 - 23:43
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Wow, I haven't seen this one done yet. Looking forward to seeing it!

by Quinzel on Friday, 31 December, 2010 - 22:18
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Awsome progress, cool back shot too ;D

by ryaoki on Thursday, 24 February, 2011 - 21:17
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Progress is looking great ^_^. Gotta say I love your hair :).

by Quinzel on Friday, 4 March, 2011 - 00:55
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Manga see you have some items collected for this cosplay. Ni~ce. ^_^

by Mangamad on Friday, 4 March, 2011 - 01:05
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Quinzel- Sadly my fringe is no longer purple T_T I dyed over it when I started my job hunt as I know some places wouldn't accept it. Also I need it brown for Claire at Kita.

by Leonie Heartilly on Friday, 4 March, 2011 - 01:12
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Don't worry, the colour contrast between the two coats isn't too much. This is a bloody difficult outfit to do and you deserve kudos for even taking this on. The colours in Jill's outfits are always so awkward, as are the designs. I swear game developers do this stuff to spite cosplayers -_-. Yes, the colour is a little darker than the in-game renders but it matches the concept art, which is a little darker. It's looking good :). I've seen a few of your other cosplays and you seem to be pretty big on the details...just remember that it's not always possible to produce an exact replica! Especially with RE outfits...Capcom have a tendency of making things up, and there's usually at least one impossible feature to their character designs.
I've been keeping a curious eye on this one whenever I see it on the front page...can't say I've been disappointed yet ^_^.
Ah, and that's a shame about your fringe :(. I dyed magenta streaks out of my hair for the same reason...been job hunting almost a year now and still nothing T_T. I hope that you have been more fortunate.

by Quinzel on Saturday, 19 March, 2011 - 03:14
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I always say that game designers do things on purpose to annoy cosplayers lol It doesn't help that I'm a picky bitch either lol
I hope I continue to not disappoint! Thanks for the support ^^

by Leonie Heartilly on Sunday, 20 March, 2011 - 23:34
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Its all coming together well Leo and DAT ASS SHWING!

by ryaoki on Saturday, 26 March, 2011 - 23:52
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This is looking amazing! So accurate. I really can't wait to see it at Kitaa. :D

by Alinthia on Monday, 28 March, 2011 - 10:26
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Lookin great, cant wait!

by ryaoki on Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 - 20:54
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I saw this in a masquerade video, and the finished outfit looks great. I hope you're proud of it; you should be!

by Quinzel on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 23:55
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Quinzel- Thank you ^^ It's good to know fellow Jill fans like it. I shall be adding photos from a photo shoot I had when I get in from work tonight =)

by Leonie Heartilly on Wednesday, 6 April, 2011 - 13:07
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The running shot is probs my fave :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 12:51
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It's one of mine too =)

by Leonie Heartilly on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 - 00:09

To-Do List

Black tatical bootsHighComplete
White jeans or trousersHighComplete
2-tone blue ski jacketHighComplete
Radio pouchMediumComplete
Knife and holsterMediumComplete
White knee padsMediumComplete
Utility beltMediumComplete
Webbing beltMediumComplete
PouchesMediumIn Progress
White glovesLowComplete
Samurai Edge handgunLowComplete
Handgun holsterLowComplete

Shopping List

Metallic blue bomber style jacket with hood£20.00Bought
60cm long white 2-way open-ended zip£4.48Bought
DecoArt fabric paint. Colour: "Grey Sky"£2.99Bought
Belt in "utility green"£7.50Bought
Grey fabric pen£2.99Bought
2 metres olive green webbing 19mm wide£1.00Bought
Half a metre of pink dress lining fabric£1.80Bought
Plastic knife and holster£2.95Bought
Ladies white thermal gloves£3.49Bought
Velcro stretch strap£6.99Bought
Grey neoprene elbow & knee pads set£23.14Bought
Green utility pouch£7.96Bought
Ear hanger headset with adjustable mic for two-way radio£3.00Bought
Green webbing/ pistol belt£3.89Bought
Green Viper GPS radio pouch£6.49Bought
Plain white straight leg jeans£5.99Bought
Pale blue bomber style jacket (for sleeves & shoulders)£17.99Bought
Black CQC Holster for Beretta£13.88Bought


Jacket alterations- part 8 (Posted 15th February 2012)

The appearance of snow made me want to finish off the remaining details on the jacket (although naturally it had all melted by the time I got my butt into gear...). I used 3 coats of fabric paint on the cuffs to turn them grey and also went over the stitching keeping the sleeves attached to the cuffs.

Wig, make-up and headset test (Posted 2nd April 2011)

The wig is the same one used for my REmake Jill.

Again I'm keeping the make-up basic. I used concealer, foundation, powder, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner, mascara and a slightly tinted lip balm.

Jacket alterations- part 7 (Posted 2nd April 2011)

Material matching the sleeves was hand-sewn to the shoulders and the sleeve ends were stitched to the darker jacket's ribbed cuffs to stop them moving about.

Jacket alterations- part 6 (Posted 2nd April 2011)

The hood was lined with pink material which was hand-sewn in and the hood closure tab things were stitched down which pulls the hood closer to the neck, makes it less open and baggy if you get what I mean... Hard to explain, look at the photos lol

Jacket alterations- part 5 (Posted 2nd April 2011)

New two-way open-ended zip has been sewn into the jacket. The top of the zip tucks into the neck as Jill has some strange invisible-ending-zip going on. Bottom of the zip is open part-way as per the references.

Knee pads complete (Posted 2nd April 2011)

Added 2 coats of acrylic paint over the Hammerite which covered up the left over patchy marks. Then I glued black webbing over the green/grey straps to make them more accurate.

Samurai Edge hand gun (Posted 31st March 2011)

Same one I use for my other Jill cosplays. The modifications were made by Lycaneyes, I've just done some paint touch-ups. The S.T.A.R.S. writing on the barrel/slide is in black btw, it just hadn't been painting over in this photo.

Boots (Posted 31st March 2011)

Black Mil-com patrol boots, the ones I also use with my S.T.A.R.S. Jill cosplay.

Hand gun holster (Posted 29th March 2011)

Bought a black CQC Holster for a Beretta from ebairsoft as it seemed the closest (and cheapest...) match to what I needed.

Jacket alterations- part four (Posted 27th March 2011)

The hem has been raised which involved cutting excess fabric, removing padding and cutting and re-stitching the lining. The sides of the jacket where the old zip was removed have also been sewn up and tidied. My Grandma gave me a lot of help with these bits.

In the photo you can see I've started work on the shoulder detailing, will cover that in another journal once finished.

Utility belt and more progress (Posted 26th March 2011)

Got my second belt now and did another test to see how the gear is looking. I also have new webbing straps to attach the side pouch to my belt, these are a better material and colour than the ones used in my last photo.

Knife and sheaf (Posted 24th March 2011)

Bought a Smiffy's fancy dress Indian knife cheap on ebay. Pulled off the brown swede sheaf to find a black plastic one underneath, perfect. Found a stretch strap that attaches with velcro in Hobbycraft which is used for keeping things like sleeping bags rolled up but was great to use as my thigh strap for the sheath. I super-glued some webbing onto the back of the sheath to make a slot of the strap to pass through.

The knife and sheaf aren't fully accurate but they work well for now until I update them for something better looking.

Knee pad painting (Posted 23rd March 2011)

Painted two coats of Hammerite metal paint onto the knee pads. It took to the plastic part well but as predicted neoprene is more difficult and the first coat just sunk into the material. This acted as a sorted seal for the second coat however and now the colour can be seen. It's still a bit patchy however so I will go over it again but use an acrylic paint now I have the metal paint as the base as hoping this will dry quicker and won't be tacky for a few days like the other paint is.

Gloves (Posted 21st March 2011)

Plain white thermal gloves were bought from ebay, picked these for their slight ribbed appearance. Using a grey fabric pen I added the lines you can see in the references.

Jacket alterations- part three (Posted 20th March 2011)

With help from my Grandma the main jacket's sleeves were removed whilst keeping the lining attached to line the new sleeves. The ribbed cuffs were also attached to this lining and I decided to keep them on as they were a more suitable style than the pale blue sleeve cuffs. The new sleeves were sewed on and the cuffs tucked in to show the darker blue ones. I hope to be able to change these to a grey colour.

Jacket alterations- part two (Posted 18th March 2011)

Cut off the sleeves from the lighter blue jacket and pinned them into place on the main jacket. Currently the darker jacket's sleeves are still in-tact and inside the lighter ones but this makes them too bulky and hot so they will be removed when I go to attach the new sleeves. The shoulder detail shall be added separately using more fabric from the lighter jacket. I originally cut this part out attached to the sleeves but it was a bit awkward getting it to line up properly on the main jacket and then I noticed there are seams separating the sleeves and shoulder pads anyway so I cut those bits off.

Worried the colour contrast between the jackets is a bit too much ^^' I would prefer more subtle shades but it was difficult sourcing what I wanted. I finally came across another cosplayer who has done this version but her jacket was pink with white sleeves... So at least I'll be closer to the original? XD

Jacket alterations- part one (Posted 16th March 2011)

Started off by removing all the zips, the poppers on the pockets and the tightening toggles (whatever you call them) from the bottom of the jacket.

Excuse the blinding flash in the photo.

Progress so far (Posted 25th February 2011)

Just testing how some of my gear looks. The bag and radio pouch are on the wrong side as this is a mirror image. The knee pads still need to be altered.

Knee pads (Posted 25th February 2011)

G James DNI grey neoprene knee pads. Bought as part of a knee and elbow pad set from EbairSoft.
I was so pleased to find these as no-one else had pads in this style apart from the ones inserted into certain BDUs. I shall have to attempt to make them white somehow. They're rather big on my skinny legs XD

Left side pouch (Posted 25th February 2011)

TMC 1000 D CORDURA fabric Velcro Utility Pouch. Bought from EbairSoft. Shall be attached to webbing belt using a green webbing strap or something similar.

Trousers (Posted 23rd February 2011)

Wasn't sure what to do about these at first. I thought considering Jill's jacket and the fact she was in the Arctic that it would be sensible to assume she was wearing ski pants. But in the references they just seemed too tight fitting apart from the bunching around her boot tops. They're not BDUs/combats as there's a lack of pockets. I don't know what she's wearing so in the end I just decided to look for a pair of trousers or jeans that were as plain as possible.
I found a pair of white straight leg jeans, well they could be described as trousers as they feel more of a light cotton than denim to me. Jill doesn't appear to have back pockets but it would be difficult to find a pair without them. I like these as they fit well without being too tight and they're completely plain.
Bought from ebay, they were pretty cheap! =)

Headset mic (Posted 19th February 2011)

Ear hanger headset with adjustable mic for two-way radio. Bought on ebay. Was nice and cheap!

Radio pouch (Posted 19th February 2011)

Viper GPS radio pouch in olive green. Bought on ebay.

Webbing belt (Posted 19th February 2011)

Olive green canvas webbing/pistol belt. Cheap purchase from ebay. I have adjusted it so it sits low on my hips.

Main base jacket (Posted 13th February 2011)

How it looks on. Lots to alter!

Jackets to alter (Posted 13th February 2011)

First I looked at ski jackets but couldn't find anything quite right. If I got the colour right there would be no hood or logos/patterns and many other issues. I then looked at puffer/bomber jackets as that is the type of material I wanted to go for but I didn't want the general look of a puffer jacket. I would of made it myself from scratch but I struggled to find a polyester material I could buy that wasn't quilting so it was back to using actual jackets as a base again.
Eventually I managed to come across a suitable styled bomber style jacket from Next on ebay. The colour looked a metallic blue but when I got it it seems more purple to me -_- It is blue in flash photography and some lighting but to the naked eye in my opinion it's purple. Bah. Oh well I'm sticking with it for now.
Found another jacket in a paler blue which I'm simply using for the sleeves and shoulders.

No wonder no-one attempted this before... Her jackets a pain in the ass lol

References (Posted 2nd February 2011)

Reference images.