|Time Taken :||9 hours and 15 minutes|
|"The name is Rebecca Chambers, but that's Officer Chambers to you! "|
Although my favourite Resi girl is Jill I think Rebecca is adorable and a really strong character given her age and inexperience. She's a bit of an under-cosplayed character in the series too so I'd like to give her a go!
Her S.T.A.R.S. outfit has appeared in various games but apart from the original (basic with the classic red bandana) the REmake, Zero and Umbrella Chronicles versions are exactly the same apart from one or 2 promo images that show the webbing on her vest as a green colour instead of beige. So I'll be using images from all sources to make this outfit. If I ever partner up with a Billy Coen cosplayer I might make another costume profile purely for Resi 0 photos.
"A talented girl, Rebecca graduated college at the young age of 18. Her expertise in chemistry and medicine earned her a position in the Special Tactics And Rescue Service, a Raccoon City Police Department branch handling specialist cases. She was assigned as Rear Security (RS) and Medic for the Bravo team. She became the unit's youngest and most inexperienced member, which made her quite nervous around her teammates. Because of this, she was eager to please and has been known to take on any task assigned to her without hesitation. Alongside Edward Dewey, she was given the responsibility of servicing the team's helicopters.
Normally she is precise and highly thoughtful in all her actions, regardless of the circumstances. But she also has a bold side to her personality, progressing through matters at her own pace."
~Please see my journals for more details on the construction of this costume as well as progress photos~
|Samurai Edge||Medium||In Progress|
|Belt with medic pouches||Medium||Planned|
|Wig and make-up test||Low||Complete|
|Play Resident Evil Zero||Low||In Progress|
|First Aid spray||Low||Planned|
|Half a metre of black leatherette||£5.00||Bought|
|One metre of white stretch net fabric||£2.99||Bought|
|Half a metre of pink satin ribbon||£0.35||Bought|
|One metre of white cotton interlock jersey fabric||£3.50||Bought|
|One metre of white cotton stretch lycra fabric||£3.50||Bought|
|Black shoe laces for patrol boots 160cm||£2.99||Bought|
|Black 20mm side release buckles x 5||£1.20||Bought|
|Black 12.5mm side release buckles x 5||£1.49||Bought|
|One metre of beige 20mm cotton tape||£2.00||Bought|
|Five metres of beige 25mm polyproplene webbing||£4.80||Bought|
|Ten metres of beige 12mm cotton tape||£2.99||Bought|
|Black 25mm ladder lock buckles x 6||£1.62||Bought|
|Silver/chrome 30mm rectangle loops x 5||£2.40||Bought|
|Half a metre of beige linen fabric||£0.00||Bought|
|Beige polyester thread||£1.55||Bought|
|Viper black fingerless tactical gloves||£10.69||Bought|
|Sage green t-shirt||£3.50||Bought|
|Vogue short brown wig||£8.79||Bought|
|Palladium khaki green ankle boots||£16.50||Bought|
|Beige webbing belt 38mm wide||£2.85||Bought|
|BDU combats in Olive Green||£19.99||Bought|
|MIL-TEC Black webbing belt with metal buckle||£5.95||Bought|
|Medic embroidered patch||£2.20||Bought|
|White ankle socks||£2.00||Bought|
|Black 38mm side release buckle||£0.00||Bought|
|One metre of natural canvas fabric||£9.99||Bought|
|Silver/ nickel 25mm sliding bar adjuster buckles x 10||£2.00||Bought|
Finished combats (Posted 11th May 2013)
Quite happy with how these look apart from getting the seam on the wrong side on one of them... Also one leg feels tighter and harder to roll up than the other. The fabric was quite cheap (I only used half a metre) so considering getting some more and re-doing the tight leg if I have time.
combat turn-ups (Posted 11th May 2013)
I decided to go with a beigey colour (similar to the canvas I'm using for the bags) for these rather than the popular white. In some of the Remake/UC references they look more beige and I think it looks better.
I used a linen fabric and first folded over all the edges and sewed them down to stop it from fraying whilst I was working with it. The fabric was also folded in half because it was a little thin. The folded edge was sewn to the bottom hem of the trousers on the inside. The tops were hand-sewn sightly below the knee just on the trouser seams, I couldn't sew all the way down these seams as it wouldn't go though my machine properly due to the trousers being already made (if that makes sense?). Also I didn't want any of the beige thread showing above the top of the turn-up. I hand-sewed where the fabric edges overlapped following the line of stiches I made when I neatened up the fabric to start. This creates a seam line when the trousers are rolled up.
I decided to line the trousers in this way as felt it gave a more natural look rather than just folding the trousers up and sewing fabric around on top.
Belt (Posted 9th May 2013)
MIL-TEC black webbing belt with metal slide buckle. Very long though so I might cut it shorter and seal the end with a lighter
Combats (Posted 9th May 2013)
I searched general ladies combats for ages in the hope of finding a suitable pair, at one point I had them but they were a skinny fit, who makes skinny fit combats? Bah. So in the end decided the best option was to go with BDU combat trousers. Tbh they are probably what she is wearing except she's turned the bottoms up, the pocket style matches Jill's and the colour seems standard military issue.
Boot progress 2 (Posted 22nd April 2013)
All done. Thankfully the material is strong and sturdy so there is no ripping or fraying around the holes. Once the black detail has been added I will re-eyelet using silver ones.
Boot progress (Posted 18th April 2013)
Starting pulling out all the eyelets and other studs in preparation for adding the black leatherette detail.
Base boots (Posted 15th April 2013)
I have seen many Rebecca cosplayers just get green Converse or similar style trainers and they look okay but as I always want to be as accurate as possible I'm taking a different approach. On closer inspection she actually wears patrol boots, the style is the same as Jill Valentine's but in her custom green and white colour.
Obviously these were designed for the game and in reality you can't buy this colour scheme! I was faced with possibly buying another pair of black patrol boots and experimenting with leather or vinyl dye when I found the Palladium boot range. They actually do a green security/patrol style boot but at around £80 they were way out of my price range. So I looked at a hi-top canvas pair that had a heel which I think I can comfortably modify. These were also quite pricey so I waited until a pair popped up on ebay and ended up with a size too small as didn't want to miss the chance of getting a pair of these.
I need to remove the eyelets, add the black trim, re-eyelet (with silver ones), change the laces to black ones and add the white detail.
Wig ordered (Posted 10th April 2013)
Started searching for wigs and this was one of the first ones I found, it seems a really good style and colour for her. I just fear it will arrive looking completely different considering it cost me less than £10 including postage. Just have to wait and see, lets hope I found a bargain instead of something crap.
The obvious blurring of watermarks is amusing and worrying at the same time...
Earrings (Posted 27th February 2013)
Re-using these from my retired Usagi Tsukino cosplay. Lucky I still have them actually as I don't like pearl jewelry myself.
Watch (Posted 25th February 2013)
My watch for Jill has a leather strap and Rebecca's is metal so I needed a new one. Sjbonnar ended up with an extra watch when he was working on Barry Burton so gave me this one =)
They don't appear to have the S.T.A.R.S. logo on the faces of their watches but I've always thought it was a nice touch.