|Lara Croft is one of my favourite video game characters - I've played Tomb Raider since I was a little kid, and I continue to play the games over and over today! She's a very special character to me. :3|
After cosplaying a ghettotastic version of her Legend outfit back in 2008 (which I always said I'd go back to and never did...), I've always wanted to cosplay her classic outfit - the green tank and brown shorts. However, I never did it because I was always incredibly fussy about the fabric I wanted to use, and I've spent who knows how long looking for the right colour of PVC/pleather/vinyl to use for the shirt. My persistance has paid off, however - I walked into my local fabric store while they were having a sale, and there was finally a bunch of vinyl in the right colour sitting in their remnant bins. Had to snap it up there and then!
And so begins one of my dream costumes. :) I just hope I do Ms. Croft justice!
|Belt and holsters (got fabric; needs making)||Low||In Progress|
|Shorts (got fabric; need to make them)||Low||In Progress|
|Shirt (got fabric; need to make it)||Low||In Progress|
|1 metre of green vinyl||£5.85||Bought|
|1.5 metres of brown vinyl||£7.93||Bought|
|1 metre of black PVC||£5.14||Bought|
Guns - Part 2 (Posted 27th March 2012)
Today my boyfriend spray-painted the guns for me - I'm no good at it as I always seem to get streaky blobs in my paint! However, he has much more experience with it than I do which came in handy. Yesterday, I bought him a pair of rubber gloves to use for painting them, and he had them done in about half an hour today. I'm very happy with the way they've come out :)
Also as a sidenote, I've finally found a wig I like :D
Guns - Part 1 (Posted 25th March 2012)
Yesterday on a quest for NERF guns in the local toy store with my brother and my boyfriend, I noticed some cheap toy guns in the right size and shape for Lara - closer inspection made me realise they "fire" (i.e. the slide moves back and forth), make noises, already have orange tips and were only £4.99 each, which I didn't think was a bad price at all! The only problem was that they were bright blue, as are most toy guns these days, so my boyfriend bought one to see if he could take it apart and paint it silver.
Unfortunately, once the gun was taken apart, we realised some of the pieces were glued together, so we decided the best approach was to mask off the parts of the gun that I didn't want to paint and spray-paint the rest. As a result, today I went out and bought a second gun and some masking tape, and my boyfriend bought some silver spraypaint - I've masked off the guns now so I should be ready to spraypaint them tomorrow :D