Costume :Lara Croft
Variant :Classic
Source :Tomb Raider Anniversary
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London Film and Comic Con 2011

Costume Photos



Lara Esclator

Lara and Alice


me and chloe 2

Lara 1

Me and Chloe


Lara Reference


Costume Information

Cost : around 50
Time Taken : 4 days

this was the very first costume i ever made and i learned TONNS from it. so now i've decided to remake it :D

most expensive parts of this outfit were the guns which were £40
the rest like little odd bits and bobs and the top and shorts were really cheap. had no problems making this costume - only my sewing machine wouldn't sew the goddamn leatherette - i broke a needle trying to force it through >.> (yeah, bad idea, i know!) so most of the sewing on the holsters was hand sewn!
uhmmm, oh i mucked up my belt buckle D: so it kinda looks pants, even worse from the side D: and i ran out of fimo so I might get round to sorting that out after LFCC. I'm reaaaaaally unhappy with the shorts too so I might try and get a new pair before LFCC or if not definitely afterwards ;)

Now owned by LisaHPG :)


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Wow, you really suit anniversary Lara! ^^

by TheEmoEmu on Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 - 19:09
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you make a great Lara =]

by Spike on Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 - 22:25
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Really awesome job on everything!

by FruityKyuubi on Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 - 22:58
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Thankyou everyone! :D

by Athora.x on Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 - 23:00
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I woulda kept the tips orange otherwise you can get in A LOT of trouble at cons and stuff and had issues with the police regarding that before hun.

by sjbonnar on Friday, 10 June, 2011 - 23:22
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Looooove your guns!
They look just like Laras! :D

by Angelbo on Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 - 22:10
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Amazing. <3
Especially love the shorts, and the holsters look so perfect!! :D

by LisaHPG on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 22:02
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Nice classic Lara cosplay. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 11 July, 2011 - 18:24
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keep meaning to get a pic with u. love the cosplay. fianly got round to copleating some of the games recently.

by Squall_wolfheart on Wednesday, 7 September, 2011 - 22:56
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Lol we're such a random pair!

by alienqueen on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 20:21
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I know LOL
Still, I don't think it'll look too out of place in a comic book :P XD

by Athora.x on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 21:41
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Love it! You look great :D

by RevolverKitty on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 01:05

To-Do List

Make backpack HighComplete
Belt + Belt buckle. with d-rings and eyeletsHighComplete
holsters and garter straps. HighComplete
shorts and top MediumComplete


side shot of the holsters (Posted 7th July 2011)

better detail,

Holsters (Posted 7th July 2011)

better shot of the holsters.
definitely wanna get a new pair of shorts :P

backpack (Posted 6th July 2011)

my backpack
made from craft foam and faux suede material. the silver keepers are made from coke can.
i wanted to make a few adjustments to this when i have time :)

Completed holsters (Posted 6th July 2011)

used a kilt belt bought from ebay
faux leather i hand sewed for the side straps and garter straps
cardboard covered in caux leather for the holster base and some foam covered in faux leather hand sewn straps for the holster straps.
I used fimo for the buckle which I'm REALLY unhappy with, and I will certainly remake this once I get more fimo xD

SW1911 (Posted 30th June 2011)

my smith and wesson 1911 pistols. (well just one here, obv haha) painted and ready t' go!

an MK IV Series 80 Colt (with extended mag) (Posted 22nd June 2011)

Colt MK IV Series 80 with extended magazine - .45 ACP ,(I'm being told my wiki lol) is the gun Lara uses. closest I can find to this with little difference is a smith and wesson 1911 colt :)

who likes short shorts? (Posted 20th June 2011)

sadly I don't lol
pair of old white jeans I no longer wore, savaged them, unpicked pockets and will do belt loops. dyed brown using a mix of woodland brown and sunflower yellow.

material for backpack (Posted 7th June 2011)

tan faux suede material for backpack. wouldve used canvas but it was HELL expensive. so settled for this :)

top (Posted 7th June 2011)

a grey size 6 jumper from primark I cut up and dyed bahama blue ^^
gave a great effect and is exactly what I wanted