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While Jill Valentine may be better known for her S.T.A.R.S Uniform or tube-top ensemble, Jill’s battle suit debut in Resident Evil 5 made quite an impression. Check out cosplayer Spif Zaya’s take on the costume below, and be sure to watch out for her at Pax Prime this weekend!
Battle Suit Jill from Resident Evil 5
I have always been a fan of Resident Evil, even if I can’t find much time for games anymore. Resident Evil is just one of the games I grew up with. So logically when the new Resident Evil 5 game came out I had to take a look at it, even if I couldn't afford it. With my costumes/cosplay as of late, I have been looking for new ways to challenge myself in costume making skills, mentally and physically, and battle suit Jill qualified for all of those challenges. Also, the costume itself is so dramatically different from her little old blue tube top she is recognized for. It’s a nice change to see a female character like her with more clothing on than less, and yet the suit still keeps her feminine appeal, beauty, and power.
With all the costumes I make I first sketch them out, including Jill's. Overall the design of the suit was mind-bending and more than once I thought about trashing the project altogether, but I wanted a challenge and Jill was it. I searched high and low for the materials needed and over the course of a month assembled the costume. To date, Jill is the most expensive and most time consuming costume I have worked on - with six yards of boning and well over 900 hexagons drawn on by hand.
Battle Suit Jill was debuted at AnimeExpo 2010. Her fully finished form will be debuted at PAX 2010 (Seattle).
You can find more photos on Cosplay.com and DeviantArt.
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me and her should get together sometime.
That back part must've been tricky to do.
That costume would be even cooler if she did that weird mind-control jewel thing.
Interested in seeing how the finished form will be updated.
Pretty good. I haven't played RE5 yet so I didn't know Jill had a costume like this - looks like a combination between Samus' Zero suit and Nina's traditional costume from Tekken.
When cosplayers take their stuff somewhat seriously, and are good looking people in general, its not bad at all. Unfortunately, most people still deserve to be laughed at. There are waaaaaay too many "Fat Dude" Links or "Fat Dude" Clouds out there. However, I will not bring hate to this column.
Coincidentally, I LOVE the fact that there aren't a lot of "Fat Dude" game characters. Rufus from Street Fighter IV and Bob from Tekken 6 are pretty much it. And, ironically enough, you don't see many cosplayers dressing up as those two:D
I don't remember if that costume is accurate or not, but that girl is pretty never the less.
Awesome costume. She's very pretty and pulls off the suit well. It's incredibly well constructed and pretty much all around awesome.
i'd like to rip a mind-controlling parasite off of her
OMG so hot. I need my girlfriend to wear that lol, while she is cooking. lol
hmmm.... i hope she used the in-game figurine of the battle suit.......people who played RE5 alot know what i mean...
she's awful pretty.lol
Very nice cosplay.
oh wow, what an incredible costume.
Holy hell an attractive female cosplayer
Wow for once I shall say this is a great cosplay.
Oh poor Resident Evil.. What have they done to you? You were once the proud innovator that made survival horror popular and now look at you. Some action game wannabe with space suits and ridiculous superpowers.
I WANT MY GOD *** RESIDENT EVIL BACK. This is not resident evil. Take your scantly clad women, ridiculous action sequences and superpowers to another franchise Paul Anderson! On second thought, you can leave the scantly clad women, but all that other crap has got to go.
Totally awesome costume, keep up the good work with the photos, I like!