Alias Cosplay

Costume :Jill Valentine
Variant :BSAA
Source :Resident Evil 5
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011

Costume Photos

JillxChris - MCM Midlands 2014

What lies beyond

Jill - Studio shoot

Jill, Lost In Nightmares

Lost In Nightmares

Comms check

BSAA Agent

Jill, Ayacon 2011

Jill BSAA - Aya 2011



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Yay, can't wait to see this!

by Leadmill on Thursday, 27 January, 2011 - 08:50
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This is going to be soo amazing! :D

by Alinthia on Thursday, 27 January, 2011 - 23:21
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Looking great!

by Leadmill on Sunday, 15 May, 2011 - 18:25
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Oooh :D Looking really good! Cant wait to see it finished :D

by RevolverKitty on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 10:45
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Love the jacket, I want it lol

by Leonie Heartilly on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 12:01
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Your skills are amazing! just amazing!

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 7 June, 2011 - 18:31
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Look forawrd to seeing this at Ayacon ^_^ love the progress so far x

by Frederica la Noir on Tuesday, 7 June, 2011 - 18:39
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Wow, the harness is looking amazing! Great work

by Quinzel on Tuesday, 7 June, 2011 - 21:49
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This is looking great and the harness looks like such quality work!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 10 June, 2011 - 14:46
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Just playing 5 now! this looks on the money!

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 10 June, 2011 - 16:45
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Loving all the progress at the moment, your attention to detail is amazing.

by Leonie Heartilly on Sunday, 3 July, 2011 - 14:10
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Even the freaking boots! That's awesome!

by sjbonnar on Monday, 4 July, 2011 - 09:19
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Looks great so far. The detail is incredible.

by Zelvyne on Monday, 4 July, 2011 - 10:31
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This is looking seriously impressive.

by Nomes on Monday, 4 July, 2011 - 12:56
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Looks brilliant!

by Leadmill on Sunday, 17 July, 2011 - 23:45
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Woah this is looking fantastic, the attention to detail is superb!

by Eloraborealis on Saturday, 6 August, 2011 - 12:23
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I know I already commented on this on DA but it truly deserves another bravo :). Making the pants from scratch really paid off and the jacket is just spot on.

by Quinzel on Wednesday, 24 August, 2011 - 19:37
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Love this costume so much, you did such a great job =)

by Leonie Heartilly on Friday, 26 August, 2011 - 19:43
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Looks fantastic, wish I was there to see it in person :)

by RevolverKitty on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 18:05
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Thanks everyone.

by Alias Cosplay on Tuesday, 30 August, 2011 - 10:57
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Dat ass!

by Leadmill on Thursday, 1 September, 2011 - 21:47
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You looked brilliant! So detailed. ^__^ Well done for lasting that ridiculously long queue for the photoshoots.


by Ragepotato on Thursday, 3 November, 2011 - 17:53
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Thank you and you too, I didn't realise we could have booked slots for photos until afterwards!

by Alias Cosplay on Thursday, 3 November, 2011 - 18:10
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I think this is still the nicest put together BSAA Jill costumes ive seen.

by Captain_Marvelous on Wednesday, 13 June, 2012 - 15:43
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I'm with the Captain. I can say without any regret that this is my favourite BSAA Jill on the internet. Leadmill didn't do bad either ;) x

by Pred Paul on Wednesday, 18 July, 2012 - 02:29
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i love your tutorials <3
i really want to dress as jill bsaa for oct this year.
i dressed as the stars one for may just gone.

by VALENTINExBSAA on Wednesday, 27 May, 2015 - 18:43

To-Do List

Kwik sew pattern (jacket)MediumComplete
6 panel baseball capLowComplete
Drop leg triple mag pouchLowComplete
Knife and leg sheathLowComplete
Light Blue/Black Stretch Jersey FabricLowComplete
Drop leg Beretta holster + torchLowComplete
Waist Utility pouchLowComplete
Single mag pouchLowComplete
x2 grenade pouches (belt)LowComplete
Clip on ponytailLowComplete
Headset and radio + pouchLowComplete
Jacket and black vest topLowComplete
Fingerless glovesLowComplete
Shoulder harnessLowComplete
Utility beltLowComplete
Pistol and laser unitLowComplete
Triple drop leg mag pouchLowComplete
Off white fabric for trousersLowComplete


Gloves Update (Posted 17th May 2014)

I modified a pair of cycling gloves, adding the black cuff that fastens with velcro and a black strip across the back of the hand. I used leather paint in beige on the palm.

Holster and triple mag pouch (Posted 6th August 2011)

The torch attached to the holster and the drop leg triple mag pouch.

Drop leg Holster and mag pouch (Posted 6th August 2011)

I modified a drop leg beretta holster, taking the main plastic part off, modified the webbing straps and attached a small torch to the front of the holster. I modified the straps on the triple mag pouch to match.

Trousers (Posted 24th July 2011)

Made from cream stretch jersey, I used a double layer to prevent it being translucent, added the side and back pockets, seam details down the front and back and the strips across the knee. I then dyed it a slight grey to get the off white shade.

Utility belt (Posted 16th July 2011)

I bought a utility pouch for the back of the belt but it was too large so I salvaged the main front part, straps and buckles and made new side compartments from what was left over. I padded the back and now it looks more in proportion to me. The two square pouches at the front left were made from scratch, the two pouches on the front right were phone pouches, same as the ones that hang from the harness. The pouch on the left of the main utility one is one I already had with a quick release buckle added and I used empty spray paint cans.

Knife and leg sheath (Posted 16th July 2011)

Webbing straps, one thick and one thin were added to the sheath.

Cap and ponytail (Posted 13th July 2011)

I shortened the clip on ponytail that originally was quite long and sewed it onto the cap at the back.

Radio and pouch (Posted 13th July 2011)

The pouch was a old phone case I salvaged and I took apart a small walkie talkie so that I was left with the outer shell and the aerial so that the finished thing wouldn't be too heavy on the harness. I shortened the aerial and spray painted the front of the casing a light blue. I removed a buckle and some of the webbing from the one side of the harness so that the pouch could sit better.

Harness pouches (Posted 5th July 2011)

Bought x6 individual phone cases since they were cheaper than tactical pouches and smaller and easier to wear underneath my arms. I added the small webbing tab and press stud details on each. I glued two pouches together with webbing and made a loop that hung on the straps of the harness. Four pouches hang on the harness, two on each side and the remaining two will be attached to the utility belt.

Boots (Posted 3rd July 2011)

Depending on what I could find, I was going to use leather spray paint or boot covers. I ended up finding black fabric boots with a front zip. I spray painted the heel grey and used a light grey and off white fabric in sections, glued into place and cut up a zip to extend the one on the boot. Added seam detail on the black section and the strap around the top fixes into place on one side with velcro.

Gloves (Posted 2nd July 2011)

I cut off the fingers and added a strip of thin leather over the top and around the thumb and added an off black cuff fastened with velcro.

Harness (Posted 10th June 2011)

Finished harness, still needs the pouches attached to the side. Added the final webbing and strap detail to the other side and some small none functional buckles near the ends of the straps that were spray painted chrome. Bias tape was fixed to the edges in sections to keep the whole thing flexible and to finish it off. I had to extend the main harness straps to fit it better once worn with the jacket.

Headset (Posted 10th June 2011)

I bought a cheap headset microphone, removed the end and tapered it instead to look more like the references.

Harness progress (Posted 7th June 2011)

I switched to thin foam because the first I used wasn't flexing enough and was too rigid. I extended the front straps and altered the shape around the neck. I used strips of plastic boning across the foam to keep the shape better once it was worn. Small amounts of wadding was used to pad it out and was covered in thin cotton in sections to keep the harness as flexible as possible. Faux leather was used on top of the cotton, cut slightly smaller than the foam and again cut into sections to keep it flexible. Seam detail was added to each separate piece of faux leather before being fixed into place. I've completed one side with the buckles and webbing, some edges still need to be finished.

Shoulder harness base (Posted 24th May 2011)

I rough mock up of the harness to test the general shape of it. I created a paper stencil and used one main foam piece for the back and two curved strips for the front. I've used two small quick release buckles to fasten it underneath my arms with black webbing. The foam at the front will be shortened and the slightly curved end will be replaced by fabric eventually and the ends of the back piece will also be trimmed to make it more comfortable to wear. I'm planning to cover this in a mixture of soft leather and webbing pieces and maybe add some padding to the shoulder areas.

Jacket Finished (Posted 20th May 2011)

The black detail was added on the back and I cropped the jacket quite a bit to allow the black vest top to be seen around the waist once the trousers and utility belt are worn. The same black stretch fabric was used for the black strips so that these details didn't warp the rest of the jacket once sewn in place. The strips also overlapped at the ends to make sure they ended where they were supposed to after being stretched. The jacket was then hand dyed a slightly deeper shade of blue.

Jacket detail (Posted 20th May 2011)

Unlike her STARS vest top, the princess seams on her jacket don't seem as prominent to me, so parallel lines were top stitched instead to create a similar effect. The black detail was added at the bottom of the front on the outside of the princess seams, slightly longer than what is near the zip and seam detail was again added around this.

Jacket detail (Posted 18th May 2011)

Collar and zip added with the black strips and seam detail at the front and the lines on the arms curved slightly so that they're now at an angle. A black vest top is worn underneath.

Sleeve progress (Posted 15th May 2011)

I'm modifying a basic jacket pattern that already has the side contrast and short front zip included. I had to add the sections to the sleeves, making a mock up first of how the black would layer on the blue and curve near the shoulder. I made my own pattern piece for the black pieces which were hemmed before being layered on top of the blue to prevent fraying. The sleeves were shortened and the black cuff added (which needs taking in here slightly). For the main body I doubled the fabric and the jacket will be dyed a shade darker once complete.

Jacket fabric (Posted 5th May 2011)

Bought some stretch jersey fabric in blue and black. Blue was lighter than I thought so I'll be dying the finished jacket a slightly deeper blue as seen in the picture. Before and after.