Jill Valentine (BSAA) - Resident Evil 5




Wanted to do another Jill variant and this is the one that's really caught my eye recently! Going to be doing this with PREDATOR PETE again who is doing BSAA Chris for Manchester :) Relion also surprised me on the day with a Claire Redfield cosplay which was amazing and made the day a million times more awesome XD Everyone was in on it except me, including Pete haha!

The majority of the parts for this cosplay were bought, so with direction from Pete, he managed to source all of the airsoft gear for me (thank you so much!!). I didn't quite realise how expensive this one was going to be when I started, so there is going to be another long wait before another Jill variant I think! The hat and pants were also bought from eBay.

The top started out as a long sleeved blue t-shirt, but Luminescence did some editing for me and sorted it out. She is amazing and works magic haha. The shoes were bought from eBay and Lou covered them for me (she is perfection, I don't think I can thank her enough!).

Cat helped me with the harness, making up the original shape (and cutting it down when we'd already glued the fabric... she has far too much patience with me) then making the shape of the fabric cover and glueing it with me. I did all of the detailing such as the webbing straps and radio pouch. Considering I am utterly useless at hand sewing I was quite happy with what I did! I also set up the utility belt and sewed it all together.

I had very few problems with this cosplay, aside from the leg straps falling down a lot. Pete was very patient with me and constantly sorted them out for me, so he was a good partner :P He also leant me his radio as I didn't have the time to source one (cheers!). Had an amazing shoot with Beth as well so thank you <3 Basically everyone made this day amazing for me and I'm going to get a million rewears out of Jill because of how comfortable it is. Sooo happy with this cosplay 8D

Improvements for next time will be to buy her proper knife sheath and also sort the belt out. There was a lot of weight to it so everything kept pulling down all day. I'll be able to sort that for next time :)


MadameLapin posted on 4 April, 2012 - 12:45
Ahhh, this will look so awesome on you, I can't wait to see this! 8D

This Little Nephilim posted on 15 April, 2012 - 06:29
can't wait to see this :)

TheStarlightFairy posted on 8 June, 2012 - 13:36
I personally think those jeans look pretty darn good on you :) Can't wait to see this all completed 8D

Relion posted on 8 July, 2012 - 00:25
LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MY JILL. also LOL how did you not tell me about that mia photo

Anonymous posted on 23 July, 2012 - 19:12
You look awesome as Jill! I had an absolutely epic time being Chris with you and Rhi :)

RevolverKitty posted on 26 July, 2012 - 02:21
You guys look fantastic, you make a great Jill :)

TheStarlightFairy posted on 26 July, 2012 - 20:47

Freyarule posted on 26 July, 2012 - 20:50
This outfit really suits you! I love it loads :D

MadameLapin posted on 28 July, 2012 - 16:58
You looked incredible in this! And it was such a fun photoshoot too! So glad you like the results <3

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Progress Journal

13th July 2012

More progress!

All my airsoft stuff turned up so I've finished my utility belt now! The only thing that it's missing is the grenades on one side, but for the sake of time, I'm going to leave that out for now and fix them on when I have some more time.

The harness is in progress, unfortunately the straps are far too big for me and pretty uncomfortable so Cat is going to help me tonight to fix them and be a bit more snug.

I've also ordered a plastic knife for the sheath on the leg, but I'm going to concentrate on getting the harness finished before I start on this. It only cost me £2.50 and it'll work for it's purpose :P I had seen her actual knife sheath on an airsoft site but I don't have the money for it at the moment. Maybe one day...

8th July 2012

Little bit of progress!

Went down to the larger material shop today and ended up buying some more webbing and release clips for Jill. I decided to use release clips to attach the harness together as it'd be easier to wear like that. I'm gonna spend a chunk of tomorrow adding the detailing to the harness as we've got the basic shape together now, as it's wearable. I've also started the utility belt, but unfortunately I can't do much more to it until all my airsoft gear turns up in the post. I'll just have to keep myself busy with the harness for now.

Lou has taken my shoes off me so she can cover them in the fabric :P I love her to pieces, I definitely wouldn't get it done without her help D8 So thank you <3

Zoe also finished my BSAA top today and it looks AMAZING. I shall take photos of it tomorrow! :) I'm feeling a lot more confident about getting this all done thanks to my amazing friends. I definitely owe them all a prop or two :P

7th July 2012

Belt pouches...

I'd been putting this off for so long because I knew that it was going to cost a bomb, but with Manchester Expo fast approaching, I couldn't really put it off for any longer. £100+ later, I've finally got all of my pieces for Jill on the way. It has actually broken my heart to spend this much money on her haha, I thought she was bad enough the first time around...

Things that I have left to do in terms of buying:
- Find a couple of release clips for the harness
- Something about the gloves? May reuse STARS ones to save my sanity :P
- Knife sheath :\ May leave this out though

In terms of sewing:
- Finish harness
- Cover boots
- Assemble belt

3rd July 2012

Black vest top

Just got hold of a black vest top for £3 for underneath the main shirt :)

2nd July 2012

Yay progress! :D

Finally got started on sorting out some pieces for this! We had a cosplay making day that started out by visiting our fabric store again - this time I found some much better grey fabric for the boots which made me happy as I didn't particularly like the first one. I had to pay £8 for it but it made me a lot happier in terms of colour. I also got some foam for the harness as well as some buckles as well. We're making a trip to the massive fabric store next week as they didn't have everything that I was after so that should get the last bits together that I need.

Zoe (Luminescence) started on my top today and has actually got it near completion now as well! It's looking absolutely amazing and I am so happy with it and she's not even finished yet haha. I'm getting increasingly excited for Manchester Expo now and leaning more towards paying out the ridiculous sum for all my airsoft equipment now that I'm so excited :')

Cat (Crazedteensie) also started on my shoulder harness (much love <3) but we stopped as we needed some more release clips and the shop didn't have any in stock apart from massive ones which wouldn't work :( Also had a chat with Lou (Sisceal) about the boots but she's going to start on them after she's got LFCC out of the way. It's a big ask to take on but I have promised props in return for her (I'm going to attempt to get her Zelda harp done in time for Manchester as she's doing Skyward Sword Zelda then!).

Hopefully I can show some pictures soon as I'm incredibly excited to show it all off hahaha :')

28th June 2012

Bootcover fabric

Got the fabric for my bootcovers last night! I managed to get this all in the 30% off sale in my local fabric shop so it only ended up costing £5 for all of it. The colours really aren't perfect at all, but I had 15 minutes to decide before closing and two out of three of them were £1 a metre so I can't complain :P I ended up getting black, grey and white for the shoes, but the white seems far too bright for me so I may go back and change it. Considering it only cost 39p I'm not too fussed :P

8th June 2012

Jeans... kinda unsure still.

Just tried them on and threw my shoes on as well, thought I'd take a quick photo. My thighs are so chunky lmfao. The colour isn't actually as bad as I thought it was and omg, these are so comfy. Unfortunately as you can see they hug me in all the wrong places so I bought some white jeans as well. I'll wear what I think looks better nearer the time :)

Cameo appearance from two of my cats, I have no idea what is going on with Mia's face but it was the winner that convinced me to put this up anyway hahaha

8th June 2012

Nice surprise this morning...

All the stuff I ordered two days ago turned up today, how's that for fast delivery XD Unfortunately the pants are completely the wrong colour so I've had to pay out another £15 for some new ones. Could have done without that, but I suppose it's my own fault really :\

Haven't touched on any of the airsoft parts yet, but I'll be dealing with that next payday I think. Haven't got the cash to be buying anything else at the moment unfortunately.

6th June 2012

More parts

Payday has come and gone, so I've just got to buying some more parts here and there for Jill. I've just got the headset - not a perfect copy, but it'll do. The amount of time I spent searching for an over-ear one like Jill's was insane haha XD I've finally bought some pants as well, a pretty critical part of this cosplay if I do say so!

I'm finally starting on piecing the little bits and pieces together... my bank balance is definitely not taking kindly to this, but I'm easing it in haha XD I've just bought the webbing for the belt and a release clip. Next up shall be all the pouches but I'm going to wait a bit to buy them all as my bank account might just break down into tears!

My Chris is being a massive help with this and I can't thank him enough for it! He's an avid airsofter and is pointing me in the right directions for every single bit of kit and I'd be lost without him XD

9th May 2012


Hat has arrived, was a bit put off because it looks closer to black than navy. Comparing it to my icon on this costume though, it looks pretty similar so I'm a bit happier in that respect.

8th May 2012

Boots arrived!

Absolutely amazed at how quickly these shipped and arrived at my house :| An attempted delivery was made on Saturday morning (the day after I bought them!) while I was at work, so I finally went down to the post office today and collected them! Had a bit of a panic originally when I first put them on as the zip wouldn't do back up. I was a bit annoyed considering I was debating between these and the more expensive ones, but Sam managed to sort them out for me and they're in a more wearable condition now :D

I'll be covering these in fabric and spraying the rubber a more grey colour than black. Very excited to start work on them and the shoes are so comfy. Yay for comfy cosplays :D

4th May 2012

Bit of progress

Just bought my boots for this cosplay! It was a toss up between two pairs, one more expensive but with better feedback, but I took the plunge and went for the cheaper pair at £15. I'm spreading out the buying stuff to make it a bit better on my bank balance, so there'll be a few more things bought this payday probably.

The top arrived and the colour is slightly off from the eBay picture, however I think that might be me just being extremely picky. It'll do. The gloves also arrived and are nothing like the colour in the photo so I'm gonna have to do some more searching about for some better ones. Cat said we might use these ones as a pattern though so we may go down that route instead.

24th April 2012

Top and gloves

Top has arrived and I was a bit unsure when I first opened the packet, as the photo on eBay seems to have washed out the colour. I loaded up Resi 5 for the costume model though and it seems to be a similar colour, so I'm happy. Can't really complain for £4 XD It's going to need some editing for the black bits and the zip, but it'll do :)

Also just bought the base gloves for this. As you can see by the reference picture here, her gloves are some of the most awkward in the history of gloves. I had a chat with Cat about them and she's come up with a good idea for altering them to look a lot like Jill's. I'm going for beige on the bottom half then a grey/black mix on the top. Here's hoping we don't run into any major problems... D: