24th July 2012: Bradgate photoshoots 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.
9th July 2012: Basics complete 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 >_<.
The holster is done, and is holding up pretty well. I might re-do it better, though I might be lazy. Hopefully no-one will notice the big mistake I made with it.
Other than all of that, I'll make the strap she has later this week hopefully, and pick up some bandages. Not quite sure why I have my tops for this in the wash basket, as I really need to roll them in the dirt a bit.
Though I won't be wearing this to a con 'till May, I'm probably taking this next week for some photos up North :)
21st June 2012: Necklace finished 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
17th June 2012: Holster 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.
I've sculpted a smaller pendant - some of the detail is lost, but it should look OK. Eventually I'll use it to make a green resin version of the same, to have a semi-transparent and prettilly green effect :)
Keeping an eye on some of the clothing I need online too :)
12th June 2012: Necklace 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)
I've also ordered a ponytail extension, so I'll have to see if that works at all - I'm putting off having long hair for as long as possible. Also done some sketches of the holster, and should be attempting that before too long.
Anonymous - 10th June 2012
YAY!!! ^_^ I think the necklace is jade or something? some sort of green stone anyway =]
Zelvyne - 10th June 2012
Definitely green, yeah - I'm trying to figure out what it's a carving of though. It looks spirally so far, lol
Anonymous - 10th June 2012
yeah its pretty hard to tell what it is, a bird maybe? I'll see if I can find a ref pic for ya =]
Anonymous - 12th June 2012
hay necklace is looking sa-wa-EEEEET!! XD
Moonlight_Requiem - 13th May 2013
Oh my gods! Your costume is wonderful, its great to see more Laras but the photos really really set it off ^_^ Theres some amazing shots here =) I love the ones of you hanging from the cliff <3
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