Lara Croft
Tomb Raider Anniversary

Cosplayer: ElegantAura

Variant: -Retired-

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

20th October 2011: Nearing the final showdown! These past few days I've been sewing like a demon and am finally nearing completion of this costume. However i don't have many full days left to work propery so this will end up being a race to the finish as usual haha

I finally found some swivel/trigger clips for the holsters to attach to the belt; they were soo difficult to find but ebay saved me!
I'm still awaiting the arrival of my fabulous Belt buckle that I commissioned from Frederica La Noir (do check out her CI page, its extremely amazing!!!) and I also had a go at making my first ever backpack,as i just couldn't settle on buying one that looked nothing like laras haha Not that my redition will actually look very accurate but its quite satisfying to be making it at least ^_^
Oh and my guns are all painted and ready for action! I just hope they don't get confiscated on route to expo or anything haha

5th October 2011: Time to get kitted out 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!

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FairyPorchQueen - 8th September 2011
Hellz yeah!

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Sammykins - 5th October 2011
The shorts look pretty awesome. Way to go with budget cosplaying!

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gaming_goddess - 20th October 2011
Progress is looking really good :) Looking forward to complete version :D

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JakeX - 1st November 2011
I approve :D nice job

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callmemilo - 2nd November 2011
LOVE it, looks fantastic
totally gutted i didn't get to see it in person :P

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Kacela - 3rd November 2011
You look fantastic!

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Ranma1-2 - 9th November 2011
Nice cosplay really suits you. Wow is that all your own hair?

I still love playing this game. ^^

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ElegantAura - 11th November 2011
Thanks ever so much everyone <3 I've got some room for improvement even though you'd think this would be a simple costume...its not! lol
@Ranma1-2: I sooo wish it was all my own hair haha unfortunately I had a clip in extension, its funny as it didn't look a very good colour match to my own hair in reality haha

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Ranma1-2 - 11th November 2011
Clip on extensions ftw..somehow the colour match looks great in the pics. ^^

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Sephirayne - 21st December 2011
Fantastic Lara :D

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Anonymous - 23rd December 2011
great Lara! I love the game for ages !

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Athora.x - 6th March 2012
Awesome pictures! you have an increadibley unnatural small waist like Lara has! what's your secret!? xD awesome job on the costume too, epsecially the top! it looks perfect! :)

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Sephirayne - 7th November 2012
Awesome Lara. You look great ^^