Jill Valentine
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

Cosplayer: Leonie Heartilly

Variant: Cop uniform

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

29th May 2010: Police nighstick/ baton I started off with a good old broom handle which was sawn to a more suitable length and the ends sanded down (one end has a rounded tip). I did a base coat of black matt spray paint then I did a few layers of black acrylic craft paint over the top. Black electrical tape was wound around near the top to make the grip similar to what I've seen in a US nightstick reference photo.
I just need to drill a hole just above the tape and thread a leather strap through it.

29th May 2010: Skirt belt loops The most suitable skirt I found didn't have belt loops on it so I've had to add those myself. I was so lucky to find some fabric in an almost identical colour and weight to the skirt. I cut rectangle pieces out and folded them in half sealing them with fabric glue (my new best friend). The I sewed the ends over and stitched the home-made loop to the skirt. I did 6 in total, 2 at the front, sides and back. They didn't all come out the same size somehow despite using the first one as a template lol but I don't think people will be paying too close attention.

29th May 2010: Shirt Started off with a police blue Pilot shirt. First I sewed the S.T.A.R.S. patch onto the right sleeve and then I had to make the ends of the sleeve cuffs white. There's not a great selection of fabrics in my area and the white materials seemed too thin so thought the blue would still show through. Then I had the idea to buy another shirt in white (got one from a charity shop) to cut up and use the material in that as it would look more natural as it's "shirt cotton" if that makes sense lol A few broken needles later and I achieved the look I wanted.
Then I just had to change the blue buttons to white ones. The buttons I have at the moment are a sort of clear white so they look tinted blue slightly against the shirt so I will have to get more solid white colour buttons another time.


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Mangamad - 6th May 2010
Coolness.

This is a first cosplay of Officer Jill. ^o^

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letmelive - 6th May 2010
Looking good! Love the first aid spray XD

xxx

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Leonie Heartilly - 6th May 2010
Manga- There's one on cosplay.com but I *might* be the first British cosplayer to do it =)

letmelive- It was so easy also!

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Leadmill - 7th May 2010
This should be good!

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sjbonnar - 7th May 2010
Definitely an interesting idea and one which you'll suit well!

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Leonie Heartilly - 7th May 2010
Thanks guys =) Hope it goes well.

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gaming_goddess - 17th May 2010
The name badge is win - can't wait to see it finished :D

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Leonie Heartilly - 17th May 2010
And it was soooo cheap! =D

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Ragepotato - 17th May 2010
Awesome! The samurai edge is win ^o^

-Phi

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Anonymous - 29th May 2010
This is brilliant!!! ^_^ keep it up :D xxx

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letmelive - 29th May 2010
AWESOMEEE!

xxx

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Leadmill - 22nd June 2010
This is one of my favourite of your projects!

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Leonie Heartilly - 22nd June 2010
Any particular reason why? =)

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ShadowxSong - 25th July 2010
whey Jill, loved seeing this version :D

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Leonie Heartilly - 25th July 2010
Glad you liked it ^^

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Mangamad - 17th August 2010
It was a great cosplay of officer Jill, Sweety. ^^v

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DuskatNight - 17th August 2010
Looks amazing! You make a very convincing Jill!

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FFZidane - 17th August 2010
U made an awesome Jill at the shoot and Im sorry I kept and forgetting who u were on the saturday masquarade XD

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Leonie Heartilly - 17th August 2010
Thanks for the comments =)
FFZidane- It's fine!

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Leadmill - 14th March 2011
I really liked this costume. The Ame pictures bring back happy memories of the mini meet. Although not nearly dying in the heat!

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Leonie Heartilly - 14th March 2011
Leadmill- The heat didn't bother me but I was wearing a lot less than you! XD Glad you like the costume, she was fun to cosplay =)

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sjbonnar - 4th February 2013
Love this, definitely like the cop look!