Time to get kitted out (Posted 4th October 2011)
First off, this costume was not as 'simple' as i originally thought, although lara's outfit is more or less two simple garments; getting hold of accurate looking garments like these was not easy. However I'm finally getting things together, I started out looking for boots online but wasn't happy with what i could find so settled for a pair i already own, along with some long white socks.
I wasn't prepared to make shorts from scratch so I searched the web (mainly old ebay) for the most accurate shorts i could find...but in the end I've settled for a pair that keeps in my budget and have modified them by removing the pockets,studs and re-hemming. The top was a suprising find while I was out and about shopping in the highstreet and just came across a vest in the perfect rib knit fabric in duck egg green! However the vest wasn't the correct shape/style for lara so I bought the largest size and used the material to make it from scratch myself.
So far so good, but now it'll be onto the accessories, of which one I'm having commissioned; the belt buckle! as I fail with making such things in a short amount of time. I'm looking forward to getting hold of some pistols though, which i'm obivously going to buy and modify (wouldn't know where to start on making guns haha) Can't believe expo is the end of this month! Time catches up way to fast for my liking!