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Unread 12-22-2010, 07:50 AM   #1
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Jill Valentine Top help

Hi y'all~

Sorry if this sorta thing's been done :S I'm thinking of making a Jill Valentine cosplay.
But about her blue tube top, i don't know about the material.

does it looks stretchy to you? or does it look like a fitted top with a non stetchy material?

theres pro's and cons to both for me.
I'm new at sewing and my mum tells me it's not good for beginners to sew stretchy material cause chances are.... im gonna botch it over and over again. :S but stretchy would mean i wouldnt really need to worry too much about how to apply measurements to the top.
but with the non stretchy stuff, i would need to apply my chest measurements and waist and stuff... and i havent a clue how :S

and then theres just accuracy issues.

well, thanks!
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Unread 12-23-2010, 03:00 AM   #2
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Stretchy works better, as long as it isn't *too* stretchy. Notice her shirt is form fitting, but not distastefully so. It also depends on if you're doing the original RE3 design, or going by one of the newer models, as the textures are completely different. My advice is to find a shirt of your own (tube top or not, doesn't matter) that sits on you the way you want the Jill shirt to in terms of stretch and overall comfort.

Then find out what kind of fabric it is, and get something similar to make your tube top out of.
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Unread 12-30-2010, 02:42 PM   #3
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I made mine by covering an old basque I had with fabric in an approximate colour - it looked okay, gave me the support I needed, covered up the bits I hated and most importantly, I felt fine wearing it.

Pic (not the best, it was a bit of a HAY GUYS PHOTO and I didn't get a chance to take my glasses off, lol):



If you're a little insecure about making something from scratch, covering an existing top is definitely an option. My attempt wasn't amazing but for a botch job, it wasn't bad :P
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Unread 12-31-2010, 08:34 PM   #4
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I made mine by covering an old basque I had with fabric in an approximate colour - it looked okay, gave me the support I needed, covered up the bits I hated and most importantly, I felt fine wearing it.

Pic (not the best, it was a bit of a HAY GUYS PHOTO and I didn't get a chance to take my glasses off, lol):



If you're a little insecure about making something from scratch, covering an existing top is definitely an option. My attempt wasn't amazing but for a botch job, it wasn't bad :P
Ah, I saw you at October Expo! I actually have a photo with you haha. Got way overexciteable (just been on an overnight bus and was pretty much operating on caffeine lol); you were the first RE cosplay I saw at the Expo. Made it my mission to get pictures of every RE character there then seemed to have forgotten all about my damn camera XD.



Anyway, onto the question at hand...
I downloaded a few Jill models for XNALara for 360 references and on every RE3 model, her top seems to be one that fastens at the back. So you could very well get away with a sturdy, non-stretch material. It's difficult to tell for the original outfit due to the graphics, but for the remake outfit it does seem that the top is more of a basque-style top than a stretch-fabric tube top. The fabric looks like it is thicker and also a little sturdier.
Another option would be to wear a top with a concealed zip to the side, to pull it in towards your waist. If you know where to look, you can buy a plain tube top. Even a white one, and then dye it to the correct colour.

I'm cosplaying RE3 Jill this year and I found a workable top by a site called Tube Top Company. It's going to need a little modding, but it's the closest match style and colour-wise that I have found by a long shot. They have a sale on at the moment too.
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Unread 01-01-2011, 03:19 AM   #5
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Ah, I saw you at October Expo! I actually have a photo with you haha. Got way overexciteable (just been on an overnight bus and was pretty much operating on caffeine lol); you were the first RE cosplay I saw at the Expo. Made it my mission to get pictures of every RE character there then seemed to have forgotten all about my damn camera XD.
Oh lol xD were you the one that pounced on me as soon as I'd got in the door? Hehehe!

Back on topic, I'm looking to remake the top at some point (stitching FAIL, it was only tacked on) so I'll have to check out this Tube Top Company. But given my bizzare measurements (very very very top heavy, teeny waist) an actual corset might be better. That'd give it a more RE movie feel though... I dunno.

If you're at May expo let me know and we can meet up, I'm always trying to meet new friends.
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Unread 01-01-2011, 11:59 AM   #6
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Oh lol xD were you the one that pounced on me as soon as I'd got in the door? Hehehe!

Back on topic, I'm looking to remake the top at some point (stitching FAIL, it was only tacked on) so I'll have to check out this Tube Top Company. But given my bizzare measurements (very very very top heavy, teeny waist) an actual corset might be better. That'd give it a more RE movie feel though... I dunno.

If you're at May expo let me know and we can meet up, I'm always trying to meet new friends.
I may very well have been lol.

I chose Tube Top Company purely for how it looks . How much modding it needs depends on what it's like when it gets here. But I'm going for the original look, where the top was more of a turquoise colour, and this top was just plain with no ribbing (unlike everything I found on eBay), with correct seams at the top and bottom. Aesthetically, all I need to do is add the front seams, but it remains to be seen if I need to do anything to adjust it fitting-wise.

I think I will be at May Expo actually. Found out it's only a 3-3.5 hour train journey and since I'm travelling almost that long to go to Manchester Expo, I figured I have no excuse lol, even though I will probably be going solo.
I'm looking at going as S.T.A.R.S. Jill too. Didn't want to go as RE3 Jill for two Expos in a row, and at least I can re-use the wig and the gun, heh.
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Unread 03-13-2011, 12:05 PM   #7
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In the movie they used a corset of a tight fitting fabric.

For mine I used a plain tube top from 100% cotton. It is very comfy and it looks real. Hope this helps!
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Unread 03-13-2011, 06:34 PM   #8
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I made mine by covering an old basque I had with fabric in an approximate colour - it looked okay, gave me the support I needed, covered up the bits I hated and most importantly, I felt fine wearing it.

Pic (not the best, it was a bit of a HAY GUYS PHOTO and I didn't get a chance to take my glasses off, lol):



If you're a little insecure about making something from scratch, covering an existing top is definitely an option. My attempt wasn't amazing but for a botch job, it wasn't bad :P
I remember that Expo! Happy memories!
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Unread 05-15-2011, 05:09 PM   #9
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For her shirt, I would have gone to the biggest goodwill around or a store with used clothes and go to the section with light blue shirts and find a tube-top ( which is what I see her wear sometimes) the type of fabric would be stretchy, so that can be something to try out when you get the chance
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