|I've got some lovely chilhood memories of playing the Tomb Raider games with my brother - including getting terrified the first time I tried to play by myself, and running back to the safe area I'd found XD|
Unfortunately I could never pull off the original style Lara, being... less well-endowed than her, but I like the look of the new style one - and the look of the new game - and thought it might be fun.
Bradgate photoshoots (Posted 24th July 2012)
I narrowed down the trousers and spraypainted them, and I like the more now.
Chloe Lynch (http://www.flickr.com/people/celynch_photography/) took us for two photoshoots at their closest national park - Bradgate. It's like a tiny Dartmoor, which was lovely. Unfortunately on the first day it was raining, so we all got drenched. The second attempt was much more fun though. I left the holster off becuase I forgot it, though in retrospect wandering around in public with a holster is a bit of a no-no. Also, I know Lara doesn't wear gloves in this game, but those rocks were sharp.
Basics complete (Posted 9th July 2012)
Well, all the bits and pieces have arrived (I can't believe I spent so much on shoes, but I just absolutely adored them ^_^') and it's not looking too far off. The ponytail isn't quite right for my hair colour, but I cannot be bothered to grow my hair out. The trousers are currently being dyed a bit more brown, though I may just look for a lighter-coloured pair entirely. Maybe linen or demin would look better... or I'll try my brown pair tomorrow. Most likely I'll have to narrow them down either way, as I feel dumpy and short compared to Lara >_<.
Though I won't be wearing this to a con 'till May, I'm probably taking this next week for some photos up North :)
Necklace finished (Posted 21st June 2012)
Finally made a necklace I'm semi-happy with with for this costume. It's a bit smaller than the last one (only about 3.5cm across). The picture on the left is without flash to show the colour, while the picture on the right is with flash to show the detail. It's made out of resin, meaning that I can make many more in case anyone wants one, and can keep making more if I lose it (as I did with my Yuna necklace)
The clothing is proving hard to pick, as I'm being fussy over the shades of blue and brown/green, but sooner or later I will have to give up and pick, so then I'll be able to put up some real progress
Holster (Posted 17th June 2012)
Gave myself a bit of time to start the holster this weekend, and so far I think it's gone well. It's made out of fake suede, like most of my 'leather' things, so should end up looking pretty worn. If it looks too fluffy I'll get some leatherette and make a new one. I'm going to probably put foam in it to give it shape - I notice it hangs off've Lara's hip rather than sitting flush against her. I may also end up using this for my redone NCR Ranger costume as it seems pretty fitting.
Necklace (Posted 12th June 2012)
Starting with the simple bits, I've had an attempt at making her necklace. Obviously it's not been painted yet, and I suspect it's a bit bit (slightly bigger than a £2 coin). I might paint this one or try making another, but I'm please with how it came out - it looks avian and swirly enough for me (at one point it looked more like a fish-slug-thing)