Costume :Lara Croft
Variant :Original
Source :Tomb Raider 1
Progress :Planned
Worn At :None

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I have a deep meaning behind this cosplay:

When i was a little girl my mom used to love playing tomb raider, in fact it was the only games she got into. As my mom has done so much for me, in my own little way i want to repay her. So cosplaying as Tomb raider to bring back some good memories is my hope.


Im aware i didn't make the gun holders or get matching pistols. But this outfit in a way was never a costume or character i wished to persue.

Turning this into a real full out cosplay, as i cant honestly say i did my best, so im gona try again.

My mom loved it. Never seen her smile so much. :)


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That's one of the sweetest reasons for choosing a cosplay I have ever seen...

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 7 July, 2011 - 14:30
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Im planning to start it next week hopefully. Im keeping her totaly in the dark till all is complete. :)

Just hope she likes it. :3

by Puppykitten14 on Friday, 8 July, 2011 - 12:13

Oh my days woman! I actually thought the bottom picture was lara, Well done with this one!! looks amazing!

Can't wait to see this now!! and your mum will be sooo happy :)

by on Monday, 11 July, 2011 - 11:02
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Mentioned it in the journal entry now. lol
And thank you. :D

by Puppykitten14 on Monday, 11 July, 2011 - 11:04
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Awwww that is an adorable reason to cosplay this!
those shorts are perfect, I can't wait to see the finished outfit :)

by Athora.x on Wednesday, 20 July, 2011 - 12:54
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thank you :)

Im close to finishing it so the wait wont be too long. :3

by Puppykitten14 on Wednesday, 20 July, 2011 - 23:20

To-Do List

top (strapy top)HighComplete
dye hairMediumComplete
Shorts (attempt 2)MediumIn Progress

Shopping List

Shorts material£3.00Bought


Why revisit? (Posted 24th January 2012)

Im unhappy with how it turned out, i want to pay tribute to this character with a more detailed cosplay. Things im changing:
-Remaking Shorts [using lighter colour and making belt loops]
-Wig [using my claire redfield wig, slightly modified]
-glases and gun holsters [my auntie bought a lara croft fancy dress costume, the outfit wont fit me but shes offered me the lara brown sun glasses and the gun honsters.]
-Guns [always a good prop to have]
-boots and bag [key details]

base (Posted 23rd July 2011)


My mom loved the outfit, yeah it may not have all the details but its the effort and thought that counts. <3

The Top (Posted 11th July 2011)

I was originally going to make the top for this cosplay, but then i realised cost wise it wouldn't be smart, so instead i decided i'd buy a simple strappy top as such. My first place to search was eBay but then has luck has it i was in a charity shop and found the most perfect top for this cosplay. :P

Top cost: £2


The top is tight fit just like Lara's. And I will iron this shortly.

The Shorts (Posted 10th July 2011)

These are the finished shorts. I used an old pair that was similar as the pattern. :3
(I was worried of making them too tight so at the front they are a bit loose)

Aim: I plan to finish this outfit buy Friday 23th July {At the latest}.
-As I’m ordering the wig maybe the 17th July. :D

Bottom Photo is the shorts on me. Im wearing them its not a picture of Lara wearing them. (Not game graphics- ITS ME!)