View Full Version : Resident Evil 4 Leon cosplay

08-10-2010, 10:57 PM
Hey I am doing a RE4 Leon cosplay, I was wondering where I could get the jacket, and shoulder holster. Also, I have brown hair, I was wondering since he(leon) is a blonde, which would be better a wig, or to gel the hair?

Captain Jack
08-11-2010, 12:27 AM
For Leon's jacket, the best thing you can do is find a bomber jacket and add the fine details (like the leather straps on the back, and the fleece on the cuffs) yourself. His design does not exist in the real world, and I have yet to see a place to get a decent replica (the eBay ones are terrible. There. I said it.)

For your hair, if your hair is still as short as it was last time we met, you should go for a wig. However, since you have a darker skin complexion with Leon, don't go with a wig as blonde as his or else it will look really odd on you. If your hair is longer, maybe straighten it a bit with a hair straightener, and then use a strong mousse or even pomade to style it. I wouldn't recommend gel, as it'll make your hair look thin and wet, whereas Leon has fairly full and dry-looking hair.

The exact shoulder holster doesn't exist, but do a Google search for "brown leather shoulder holster" and you'll turn up some fairly decent ones. You can always modify one, or build it completely from scratch if you want it to be perfect. Keep in mind when you wear the jacket, you can't see the shoulder holster.

You didn't ask about the shirt, but check out this one: http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/tomatoonion1890/items/Resident_Evil_4_AGENT_T_SHIRT_Mk_I__TIGHT_FIT__L_S ize_unique_12686653

It's not cheap, but DAMN it's nice.

Good luck man.

08-11-2010, 04:01 AM
Humanahumanahumana that's an expensive shirt. PERFECT, but expensive. You could just as easily purchase a 5.11 tight crew short sleeve shirt for much less. Or you could try and navigate through the japanese website where that shirt comes from.


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