Jill Valentine
Resident Evil 3 Nemesis

Cosplayer: Quinzel

Variant: Original game outfit

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

30th May 2011: Extras A few of the extras that I have.
The wallet was made by Bekki - YourRain on DeviantArt, Red Crayon Aristocrats on Etsy).

27th May 2011: First Aid Spray This is quite messy - it's just a last-minute prop that I decided to make.

I realised that my dry shampoo can was a good match for a first aid spray can, so I made the label using GIMP and printed it out onto photographic (gloss) paper, which I then glued onto the can.

I'm hoping to redo it properly when I have a little more time, but this will do for now. It's really difficult to get the label right up to the lid and still have the lid fit onto the can. That's why it's a little crinkled on the top. So next time I'm going to try and paint the can and just glue the green label onto it.

21st May 2011: Another extra Before I got the badge, I was going to put the ID card into the picture slot of the wallet . So I decided to print off a picture that could have been found in Jill's wallet. I was initially going to print off the ending screen from the Remake (where Chris is wearing her beret) but then I remembered about the S.T.A.R.S. team photo.

20th May 2011: Gun Bought from Poundland (it was part of a two-gun set). It was primed, painted using Plasti-Kote paints (matte spray paint for the black) and then I printed the badges onto photo paper and glued them into place. The silver on the gun is actually nail polish lol (MyFace's Lil' Bling nail polish in 'silver screen'). The chrome paint that I bought seemed to get darker and darker and this was a last-minute fix.
The badges were made using GIMP and Paint (it would have been much easier on Photoshop but I lost the damn disc), so they're not perfect. The gold colour came out more yellow when it was printed.

Edit: I did the badges in perhaps a little too much of a hurry, so I've redone them. I'm replaying Resident Evil 3 and realised that the badges on Jill's Samurai Edge are a little different to what I made. Also, the trigger of her gun is black in Nemesis, but it's silver in the replica, which I used as the model for painting. Meh, I'll be using this for other Jill cosplays too.
The picture is the old badges; the new ones are a lighter blue in the middle and black around the words.

10th May 2011: Front pouch A Viper pistol mag pouch.

I unpicked the 'Viper' logo from the flap. You can still make out a faint outline if you look at it up close, but it's nowhere near as obvious as it was before.

22nd March 2011: Boots Boots found on eBay after quite possibly months of searching for a pair that I was happy with. I was worried that they would be too light, but Jill's boots seem a little lighter in the CGI scenes and that is sort of what I was aiming for.

The boots originally had a strap and buckle across the top of the foot and a small one at the top of the boot, but I removed them. The black straps are from an old pair of boots that I had. They aren't attached in this picture, but I have affixed them now. I basically positioned them and cut them so that they didn't cover the zip (I was initially going to leave a flap to cover it but this made it difficult to zip them all the way to the top), then I glued them down at intervals and added stitches at intervals.

Black knee-length socks are worn beneath them...they're pulled up a little too high here.
And yes, I am only wearing one boot. That's laziness for you >.<.

8th March 2011: Suspenders The shoulders initially had D-rings and other clips attached, so I removed these and added a strip of webbing so that they resemble Jill's a little better. Aside from what you see in the photograph, I also added a horizontal piece near the bottom. The webbing is a slightly different shade in the picture (it was hard to find a close match; most were too green) but you can't tell from a distance and in normal light.

1st March 2011: Back pouch Bought this one for £3 on eBay, it just arrived today and it's pretty much perfect ^_^. Compared to in-game footage (pretty much the only reference of her back there is), it's the closest match to her back pouch that I could find. I found a better picture and it does appear to fold over at the top, and not be a zip.

27th February 2011: Grey trim I finished sewing the grey trim onto the skirt. I used a grey jersey fabric because it's the closest colour match that I could find and also has a stretch similar to the skirt.

I pretty much just pulled and pinned it and then sewed along the seam by hand. I'm going to go along the second line of stitching on the seam so that it holds better.

23rd February 2011: Belt/suspenders I couldn't believe it when I saw this belt - after so long looking for a decent match for Jill's, I finally found one ^_^. The clasp and eyelets on Jill's belt are grey/silver but I think I'm going to leave them as is for now. All of the silver paint that I have found so far for use on metal is too chrome.

H-Type LC1 suspenders (which you can't see in the pic - sorry!), bought from the same surplus store that I got the belt from. Jill's suspenders in RE3 don't actually have the horizontal strap on the back; they are like two seperate strips that cross over. However, I'm just leaving them as is because there is no way in hell those things will stay on my shoulders if I take that part out. It's like I have no shoulders at all, they keep slipping.

16th February 2011: Wig The wig is 'Secret' by Sepia; one of the only bob wigs I could find in a style similar to Jill's. I wanted it in colour 33, but it was out of stock and the store I had ordered it from said that the supplier couldn't tell them when there would be more available. So I settled for M4/30, which looked very similar to the 33 in the swatches but it is a little darker than I was expecting. Still, it works.

It looks and feels natural (it's quite thick), but photographs taken in low light (especially in darkness with a flash...I covered all angles here lol) it looks obviously fake. But since I'm only wearing it during the day, it works.

It was quite curled at the ends when it arrived but I straightened it with the hot water method and surprisingly found out that it didn't need trimming.

I look so tired in the pic :(.

2nd February 2011: Skirt - in progress A leather look stretch skirt found on eBay (brand: Bershka). I sewed the seams in the same way I did with the top.

29th January 2011: Top - in progress The seams were added by by gathering a minimal amount of fabric at the back and sewing down in a straight line to hold it.

The seams are unfinished in the pic - they go further up now.

Jill's top also has press-studs/buttons at the back (her top appears to fasten at the back), but I'm leaving these out. Due to the stretchy nature of the top, there is a good chance that it will just look awful.

I found the top on eBay, from an old line at Zara. The colour is not exactly the same as Jill's, but her top is so hard to match in the right style.

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Alinthia - 25th January 2011
Progress is looking awesome! Can't wait to see it finished. :D

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animekid3000 - 25th January 2011
Looking Gr8 so far =3 x

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Quinzel - 25th January 2011
Thank you both :)

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My__RoadOfBlood - 1st February 2011
Progress looks great, can't wait to see this finished!

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Alinthia - 1st February 2011
This is looking awesome! Can't wait to see the result. :)

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Frederica la Noir - 3rd February 2011
Wow this is looking fabo! :D seriously great stuff! x

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Quinzel - 6th February 2011
Thanks again, all :). It's being a bit of a pain in the arse at times but I'm having fun ^_^.

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Mangamad - 15th February 2011
Jill progress is coming out really well. ^^b

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nanahara - 27th February 2011
looking good ^^

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BabemRoze - 3rd March 2011
Wow this looks awesome so far! You look beautiful with that hair style :D

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Quinzel - 4th March 2011
Aww, thank you ^_^ <3

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J-Po - 5th March 2011
this is looking fab an i love the wallet :D

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RevolverKitty - 14th March 2011
Looking forward to this :D love the detail, great work :) and the wallet is ubber big points in my books :D!

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Quinzel - 14th March 2011
Thank you so much! ^_^

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FusionRose - 21st March 2011
I love the attention to deatil. Definetly one of the cosplays i'm looking forward to seeing most at expo x.

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Quinzel - 21st March 2011
Aw, thank you <3. You just totally made my day :')

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Mangamad - 23rd March 2011
Why do I have a strange image in Manga's head with you, doing a similar scene where Agent Moldar (from X-files) shows his badge with a passion in the Simpsons Halloween Special. O~o?

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Quinzel - 23rd March 2011
Hehe *pretends that wasn't the first thing she did when it arrived* XD

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cowiee - 26th March 2011
Loving it, looking good! :D

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LittleRecordGirl - 26th March 2011
So many girls just buy a boob tube and skirt and say that they're cosplaying Jill but you've actually put in the detail and you look amazing!
Specially love the ID and everything.
Just, awesome. <3

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Quinzel - 26th March 2011
Thank you so much ^w^. Jill is one of my favourite characters so I really wanted to do a good job with her. I'm glad that you like it!

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gaming_goddess - 26th March 2011
Looks brilliant as if it was a scene in the game! Superb! Even the detail with the ID is amazing :D :D :D

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Tsuchinoko - 26th March 2011
Oh this is looking great, hope I get to see it at the Expo.
I love the thought you've put into all the details and the props.

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lycaneyes - 28th March 2011
looks great

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Quinzel - 5th April 2011
Thanks for the nice comments everyone ^_^.
Tsuchinoko - If you do see me, say hi! I'd love to see your James cosplay and October seems too far away >.<.

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- - 9th April 2011
You make the best Jill i've ever seen

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Quinzel - 9th April 2011
Aw, thanks hun, you're so sweet ^_^. I'm not so sure I do her justice but it's nice that you think so >.<

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Numta - 10th April 2011
You really suit Jill and the costume is perfect! Well done!

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Tsuchinoko - 10th April 2011
@ Quinzel - Will do, I'm looking forward to seeing Maria too ^_^

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sjbonnar - 13th April 2011
You managed to find one of the badges! Awesome!

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ryaoki - 16th April 2011
Love the Jill! youll have to crack this out again When i do Carlos!


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flamewizo - 13th May 2011
You look fantastic in that costume almost as if she is right out of the game. Nice job, Look forward to seeing this if your going on sunday. Again Looking fantastic :D

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Quinzel - 13th May 2011
Thank you, that really means a lot :3. Unfortunately I'm not going to be there on the Sunday T_T.

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Numta - 18th May 2011
Love the wallet picture!

Really nice touch!

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Quinzel - 18th May 2011
Thanks ^_^. I was going to use the ending shot from the REmake (where Chris is wearing Jill's beret) but I thought the team pic would work better :)...I may switch it over for Manchester lol.

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Athora.x - 27th May 2011
LOVE it! you suit Jill really well! Love how you've got little props and accessories too! ^^

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Kata-san - 30th May 2011
Love the idea of the First Aid Spray, next time you'll need to do some green herbs ;)

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nanahara - 31st May 2011
looking brilliant

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Frederica la Noir - 2nd June 2011
Really wish I'd got to see this on Saturday :( but I'm sure I'll get to see it at a future event ;D photo's look great darling! xxx

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Quinzel - 2nd June 2011
Thanks guys! ^_^

Kata-san - I'm actually hoping to make a green herb for the next time I wear this :D.

Frederica - Thank you :3. It's a shame I didn't get to see you (properly) :( but yeah, this may need a revamp after Manchester Expo but it'll probably get worn a few more times XD. Hope you had a good time on Sat xxx

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Numta - 3rd June 2011
Gutted I missed this at expo! It looks amazing!

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Captain_Marvelous - 10th June 2011
Thanks for the lovely comment! I was litearlly about to comment this! well done it looks fantastic!

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Quinzel - 10th June 2011
No problem :). And thank you! ^_^

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- - 12th June 2011
Shame we didn't get to hang more at expo :[
was goo seeing you for the brief second i did tho, you looked brill

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Quinzel - 12th June 2011
Yeah, Expo was so hectic I'm amazed that I saw you at all.
Thank you ^_^. You looked great too - loved your binding rod :3

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Anonymous - 13th June 2011
Hi, just saw your group shot from the MCM Expo, unfortunately I don't know anyone but I did get a shot of the zombie girl which I used in a composite http://www.flickr.com/photos/shando_/5825717324/


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Leonie Heartilly - 14th June 2011
Glad you managed to get the photos in the end ^^

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Anime_Angel - 27th September 2011
your Jill costume looks great^__^, I'm afraid I won't be able to be Nemesis for October Expo as I'll be Madame red on the Saturday and that one is gonna be so big to carry already, I have to use smaller costumes for both Friday and Sunday but I will make Nemesis the big one for May though^__^

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southafrimike - 1st February 2013
solving puzzles, ha ha love that picture!

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Arkantos - 29th March 2014
Excellent, one of the best I've seen so far.