Leonie Heartilly

Costume :Jill Valentine
Variant :Original bikini design
Source :Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

R.P.D/ S.T.A.R.S. dog tag



Wig and make up

Original game design- colour reference


Costume Information

Cost : £15.98
Time Taken : N/A

*This costume is only for private shoots*

Last Kitacon I put together an bikini outfit for Rinoa as there was a pool in the hotel but sadly we were refused entry to the pool with cameras =( Kita is at a new hotel this year and it seems everyone is trying once again to get into the pool in cosplay. Freddie and Vic were talking about Resident Evil swim wear versions and this just made me want to attempt Jill as I had the idea a while back and it would be great to get photos with them.

To go with:

Frederica_la_Noir as swimsuit Ada Wong
gaming_goddess as bikini Ashley Graham


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

The bikini I already owned.

I'm using the same wig from my original Resi 3 Jill cosplay.

To add some more original touches I have a pair of blue sunglasses, a RPD/ S.T.A.R.S. dog tag and a book for Jill to read by the pool- The Zombie Survival Guide.


Well I didn't get in the pool 'cause I didn't want to be up and ready at 8am on the last day of the con after partying the night before lol Also at the opening ceremony we were all warned that taking photos by the pool was banned. Fail.
Hopefully I shall get a beach shoot done with the girls in the summer.


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nice idea, gotta try and see this at kita hehe ^^

by nanahara on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 18:41
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Every costume I click on lately seems to be one of yours XD. This is an awesome idea! You really suit Jill.

by Quinzel on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 19:14
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hehe ^_^ yay so glad you're joining us Leo :) 'tis gonna be mucho fun! x

by Frederica la Noir on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 19:59
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Quinzel- Is that a bad thing? Aha ^^'

by Leonie Heartilly on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 20:12
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Haha, of course not! Just means you've got good taste in cosplay ^_^.

by Quinzel on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 22:25
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Why thank you ^^

by Leonie Heartilly on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 22:35
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YEa ermm, ill use my imaginary camera to pretend im takin pics....!

by ryaoki on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 22:49
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The bikini top is the perfect colour - this is going to look so cute!

by gaming_goddess on Friday, 4 February, 2011 - 09:21
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Just hope they don't refuse us entry to the pool >.>

by Leonie Heartilly on Friday, 4 February, 2011 - 18:38
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This is gonna be ace! Loving the sunglasses :D

by Alinthia on Thursday, 3 March, 2011 - 19:05
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I just wonder how many people will be brave enough to try and get a picture.
I get nervous enough asking a girl for a regular cosplay photo!

by MattDark on Wednesday, 16 March, 2011 - 21:45
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Depends if they allow cameras by the pool!

by Leonie Heartilly on Thursday, 17 March, 2011 - 13:46

To-Do List

RPD/ S.T.A.R.S. dog tagLowComplete
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living DeadLowComplete

Shopping List

The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks£4.99Bought
R.P.D/ S.T.A.R.S. dog tag£7.00Bought
Blue sunglasses£3.99Bought


Props (Posted 3rd March 2011)

Got a few little props to make the costume a bit more interesting and to help with photos. After the mansion incident I think Jill would want to increase her zombie knowledge with the Survival Guide by Max Brooks, you know to help her escape Raccoon lol The sunglasses match the bikini and the dog tags are just another reference to her ex-position on the S.T.A.R.S. team.

Bikini (Posted 3rd February 2011)

The bikini I bought for Rinoa was part of a two-pack, one black and one turquoise blue. This is perfect when using references from Resident Evil 3 as I can use the blue bikini top with the black bottoms to match the colour scheme of her top and skirt. Plus it means I save money as I don't have to buy a new one. Win. lol