29th September 2013: Front pouch Made using the same method as the medic bag. For the medic symbol I used a small patch I found online, I just had to paint over the red border around it.
29th September 2013: Medic bag progress 3 I sewed the straps to the bag to make a sort of loop for the belt to go through. This keeps the bag sitting at the correct height.
29th September 2013: Medic bag progress 2 I took the bag apart and made it smaller as felt it was too big. The closures/straps were hand made using beige cotton tape and side release buckles. I hand painted the medic symbol on using a mix of acrylic and fabric paint.
31st July 2013: Gloves I wanted to keep the chunky cuff design used in the REmake but if I used the same method as I did for Jill's gloves then I wouldn't get the watch around them. So I just used some black leatherette to make my own cuffs and added velcro to secure them. Also the fingers of the gloves had to be cut back as they were too long.
31st July 2013: T-shirt Bought online and taken in at the sides and sleeves as it was slightly baggy and both the S.T.A.R.S. girls t-shirts are quite fitted. The S.T.A.R.S. patch was sewn onto the left sleeeve by hand (The photo is a mirror image).
31st July 2013: Medic bag progress I decided to make both the medic bag and smaller pouch from scratch using a beige canvas material and constructing a basic messenger bag type shape. The canvas frays a LOT which meant I had to do some overlocking to make sure the inside seams didn't fall apart.
The front flap needs some re-shaping and I'm worried it may be a bit too big...
24th May 2013: First Aid spray My original one (made in 2010 for Jill) had a paper label and was getting a bit battered so I wanted to remake it using photo paper for a stronger and nicer finish. Rebecca's the team's medic, it's an important item for her!
I bought a cheap can of anti-perspirant again although I went for a shorter and fatter can this time. Also it's the closest I could get to the design of the top of the can. I painted the parts that would be visible silver using metal paint.
I had a lot of help with the new label from Paul Elder, particularly as it didn't want to print the correct size, stupid printer. Got there in the end and it was quickly glued to the can using hot glue.
Thanks again to Paul for your help =)
24th May 2013: Belt for medic pouches Bought a webbing belt on ebay, removed the metal buckle and replaced it with a black side release buckle.
I have shortened the black belt now also.
24th May 2013: Boots finished Added another coat of metal paint and a top coat of acrylic to mattify it a bit.
Finished off with black patrol boot laces.
(My eyelets started popping out so had to re-glue them -_-)
24th May 2013: Vest progress Painting the ladder lock buckles silver to match the references. Using Hammerite metal paint.
23rd May 2013: Completed Samurai Edge Really pleased with the work Xero did on it =)
22nd May 2013: Boot progress 5 I was still having no luck getting the washers to stay on the eyelets much to my frustration so in the end I glued them in place using UHU Power glue. Excuse the really messy insides of the boots, I decided cutting back the leatherette to find the original holes was easier than trying to guess where to make new ones. I shouldn't haven't glued the leatherette so far in in the first place. It looked a lot neater before!
I started adding the white detailing using metal paint as I find it more hardwearing than acrylic for footwear. The white parts are meant to be bigger but I thought if I extended the paint onto the canvas the difference in texture would be obvious and it wouldn't look very good. I intend to add another coat tonight.
22nd May 2013: Samurai Edge progress Here's some progress shots I was sent of my Samurai Edge handgun. The modifications are being done by Xero -
21st May 2013: Boot progress 4 Started adding the eyelets, they are giving me a lot of trouble though. I spent over two hours trying to get one boot done and it still needs two more eyelets. It really shouldn't take this long! The washers are constantly falling off, I'm wondering if the canvas is too thick for them. At this rate I'm tempted to glue the bloody things in place.
19th May 2013: Vest supplies Three types of fabric, webbing and fastenings. I also have a camping mat to add the padding.
14th May 2013: Wig and make-up test Testing out the wig, choker, earrings and make-up together.
Very basic make-up as Rebecca's only 18 so trying to keep my natural young looks lol Concealer, foundation, powder, small amount of mascara and brown eyeshadow to lightly define the eyebrows. Finished off with some pale pink lipstick also as most promo images show a bit of colour.
I originally thought she had green eyes so was going to order some coloured contacts but after zooming in on several references I'm now pretty certain she has blue eyes.
14th May 2013: Wig styling As you can see the wig was originally quite top heavy and looked rather ridiculous on me. I thinned it out a lot, trimmed back around the ears and styled the fringe trying to keep it natural and choppy looking. I've never thinned a wig before so quite pleased with how it came out. Even if I still think I don't suit short hair lol
13th May 2013: Choker Pink satin ribbon with a velcro fastening. The velcro was hot glued on to make it more secure. I would rather not use a satin ribbon as not keen on the shine but found it difficult to find a matt ribbon in a suitable shade and width.
13th May 2013: Boot progress 3 Black leatherette was hot glued directly onto the boot. Not the tidiest job as I really struggle to shape this material around curves. I could of just painted it but I thought this would look better. I seem to be avoiding the easy options with this costume lol
12th May 2013: Finished combats 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.
12th May 2013: combat turn-ups 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.
9th May 2013: Belt 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
9th May 2013: Combats 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.
I just need to make the modifications to the turn-ups so they are a different colour.
22nd April 2013: Boot progress 2 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.
18th April 2013: Boot progress Starting pulling out all the eyelets and other studs in preparation for adding the black leatherette detail.
15th April 2013: Base boots 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.
10th April 2013: Wig ordered 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...
27th February 2013: Earrings Re-using these from my retired Usagi Tsukino cosplay. Lucky I still have them actually as I don't like pearl jewelry myself.
25th February 2013: Watch 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.
Anonymous - 7th January 2013
oooh awesome! if I manage to go in may I was planning on bringing my jill costumes (3 and stars)
sjbonnar - 7th January 2013
Woot! You're gonna look adorable!
Tsuchinoko - 8th January 2013
It will be great to see a Rebecca, she doesn't get cosplayed enough =)
Anonymous - 14th January 2013
oh my gosh you're going to make an amazing rebecca
gaming_goddess - 29th January 2013
Your gonna make a really cute Rebecca. Short hair really suits you :D
Frederica la Noir - 10th April 2013
You'll make such a cute Rebecca Chambers! She's on my list for next year love Resi 0 :) can't wait to see you do her at Expo!
Moonlight_Requiem - 13th May 2013
Oh your so adorable as Rebecca ^_^ Its a shame i wont be at the expo to see it, but hopefully i`ll see it in the future =)
Valentine Cosplay Gaming - 5th April 2015
I love the stars gun and would love to have the same & modded who did it and how could I get in touch to see if they could do me one, im willing to pay.
Im going as jill valentine S.T.A.R.S. at LONDON MCM COMIC CON, as it will be my first con.
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