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'Tomb Raider' Cosplayer Nails the Classic Lara Croft Look

CB writes: "With Shadow of the Tomb Raider out now for players to enjoy, and the official end of Lara Croft's origins arc, it's time for a Croft-y blast from the past with a more classic style. And now, it's not Polygon Lara either.

The cosplayer in question goes by the name 'CutiePieSensei' and she is no stranger to amazing work!"

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NecrumOddBoy47d ago

She looks nothing like Lara in any way. Wearing a blue tank top with booty shorts doesn't make the outfit.

ninsigma47d ago

umm, yes it does...
Those are the clothes classic lara wears and it's plain to see that's what she's going for. What else are you looking for??

ninsigma46d ago

Lmao
Well there are cosplay ears out there (at least 1 anyway) who do include the triangle boobs if you're looking for THAT level of authenticity xD

https://i.redd.it/nkaz45b37...

There ya go :p

Critic4l_Strik346d ago

Short shorts, blue tank top, strap gun holsters, gloves...that's an instant Lara Croft resemblance right there

ninsigma46d ago

@skull
Yes and if this were a casting call for a movie then I'd agree but it's cosplay, which is open for anyone to cosplay any character they like, skin color be damned.

bouzebbal46d ago

Wouldn't say it's her with some other clothing

Skull52145d ago

Yeah well I could do a spot on Obama cosplay and you just look at me like I was just a white guy in a suit. No one would be praising me for nailing it.

bigc07200445d ago

They're looking for white skin bud. They are just too scary to say it. Just like in real life.

mikeslemonade45d ago

Lara is white, not black. So it's not nailed. You wouldn't say a white woman trying to cosplay as Michelle Obama as nailing it. Double standards these days.

ninsigma45d ago

If you were to dress up as the Obamas you would just look like people wearing clothes. There's nothing distinguishing about the clothes they wear that would tell people that's who you were trying to be. But if you were get the same haircut and do a killer impersonation then yes you would have nailed it. Like, a black man dressing up as Obama would just look like a black man in a suit. There's nothing to say they're specifically trying to be Obama. So the skin color is irrelevant.

This cosplayer has put together an out fit that is fairly recognisable as being lara croft. It's plain to see who this girl is trying to be so the differing skin color to the original makes no difference. Seriously guys, we're talking about someone who's dressing up to celebrate a character they like, making a big deal out of having different skin color is a bit ridiculous. Cosplay is for everyone to be dress up as whoever they want.

mikeslemonade40d ago

^
Yea there is apart from clothes for Obama. For Michelle obama you wear like red dress shoe hells, a purple medium dress, add hip enhancer, and wear a more thick or fro style hair wig.

Skin color has something to do with it.

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16bitNutritionist46d ago

This just an SJW attempt at saying a black girl looks amazingly like Lara Croft from the early days, just to appease snow flakes, when she clearly looks piss all like her, for the main reason that she's black!!! That's like saying a white girl looks just like Foxy Brown (1974 movie) just coz she has a clip on black afro, leather jacket, slut heels and a pistol. We live in a pathetic time.

jaycptza46d ago (Edited 46d ago )

seriously go play in traffic. Nailing cosplay has nothing to do with skin colour.

UNCHARTED2FANATIC46d ago

I think you are pushing it here. The article only says she nails the look not actually look like laura croft.

Zeref46d ago

What in the actual fuck are you talking about? Your racism is showing sir.
This has fuck all to do with skin color.

medman45d ago

You sound stupid as fluck. Do your mother a favor and take your tongue out of her puddy.

bigc07200445d ago

Awww somebody is a snowflake themselves lmao. A FAN of something, dressed up as a game character she likes, and you got a bunch of holier than thou crybaby punks, hiding behind screens, only pointing out shes black. That literally has jack shit to do with her nailing the COStume look of a made up character. I pray you morons don't reproduce. I thought facebook was bad when it came to crybaby privileged pansies lol. N4G needs to start doing background checks, and filter out you wastes of space.

Mulletino45d ago

If a white girl dressed like Foxy Brown she’d be destroyed on the internet for cultural appropriation.

TheGamingEffect45d ago

I wish you and everybody that liked your comment had the heart to say this in public. Im not gonna threaten you on a website, but me being a "Black Man" we both know how it would go outside of the internet. Im tired of you racist cowards hiding behind the Internet, knowing damn well you would not speak this way to any Black persons face.

tein45d ago

for me no diffirence between sjw and people like u. Sjw and you are useless and stupid

16bitNutritionist45d ago

Come back to me when a white girl plays a black character and no back lash is given...I ain't even racist my best mate Dave is black lol

16bitNutritionist45d ago (Edited 45d ago )

White is white, black is black, man is man and women is women. Stop fucking treading over old water and make new characters based on race and culture...

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Zeref46d ago

that literally makes the outfit. IT IS THE LITERALL DEFINITION of an outfit.

I agree she doesn't LOOK like lara as in her appearance but who has triangle boobs? she definitely nailed the outfit. It kind of even looks like it's that classic simple colored 3D look.

MasterCornholio45d ago

And who has a face made out of polygons?

medman45d ago

Huh...certain folks don't seem to be bothered that the image of Jesus in the western world is a white washed version of a man who the vast preponderance of biblical historians say looked a lot more like Nelson Mandela or Osama Bin Laden in complexion than Jim Caviezel. Typical.

milohighclub45d ago (Edited 45d ago )

Y'all a bit fucking racist ain't ya!? 😲

Heads up guys.. she's a fictional character, Santa ain't real, your dads the tooth fairy, Jesus was black and your mum regrets having you.

Also to you guys saying lara is white, she was the daughter of a British aristocrat, they used to have relations with black slaves and also used to own and rape them. saying she must be white because she's the daughter of a British aristocrat holds no merit...

It's like a whole period of history has been lost to you.
There's nothing in the more that says she must be white.

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-Foxtrot47d ago

Outfit sure but overall looks...no

It’s like if you had a white guy dressing up as Blade, he’d look just like a white guy in a trench coat with shades.

For fun cosplay is cosplay. Doesn’t matter who you are or what race but when someone tries to make out how true or accurate someone is, hell even if it was a cosplay competition then it’s different.

Godmars29046d ago

Wouldn't make him any less of a Blade fan though.

The issue, or non issue, at hand is if its between someone who put in any amount of effort into dressing like a character while someone else just says or hold up a sign saying they're the character, will the race of the person be a factor.

-Foxtrot46d ago

I didn’t even comment about questioning the persons commitment of being a fan...that has nothing to do with what I’m saying

For fun or going to cons it’s fair enough but for people to push this like the article that it’s a complete 100% look as the character when it’s not...sorry.

Imagine a competition where you’ve dressed as Lara with the exact same outfit along with the same standard of quality as her in the article, yet you loose to her in the end despite you looking more like her...I mean I’d be p*****

ameliabaz46d ago

I agree. People who cosplay do it because they love a certain game or character. It's awesome seeing that sort of dedication to games when there are usually so many negative news pieces about gaming in general. So it sucks that there are people in the gaming community who will criticize a cosplayer for being inaccurate because they just so happen to be born a different race than the character they might love. This girl has a spot-on Lara Croft cosplay and being black doesn't make it any less accurate than if a white girl cosplayed her. People say race shouldn't matter when it comes to what characters you connect with, yet we see time and time again that there are people who DO think race matters and who DO think people should stick to cosplaying characters from their own race.

Godmars29046d ago

What if she *does* something to be distinguished as Croft? Pulls off some acrobatic trick that other contestants can't.

Or imagine losing out to someone who's put no effort in whatsoever. Getting dismissed out of hand from any kind of competition or any other kind of event that recognizes you as a fan only because of the color of your skin.

Pozzle46d ago

I remember that happened with a Final Fantasy cosplay contest once. A Tifa cosplayer won because she looked the most like Tifa, even though her cosplay was just a t-shirt, black skirt and a pair of Nikes. She didn't even have proper suspenders, it was a belt she'd just thrown around her shoulders (it wasn't even connected to her skirt iirc). Meanwhile there were plenty of cosplayers who'd made Sephiroth, Cloud and Vincent outfits from scratch...but they didn't win because they weren't 'hot' .

KaaF46d ago (Edited 46d ago )

I'm sorry, you want a human being with the overall looks of classic Lara? Is this a joke?

https://archaeologyoftombra...

FYI, the original Lara was supposed to be a Latina. The cosplay itself is not well done, almost no detail whatsoever.

Cobra95146d ago

Since when is a member of the British aristocracy a latina?

BVFTW45d ago (Edited 45d ago )

I don't know why the SJWs always have to tantrum about race. Yeah, an early version of Lara was supposed to be a Latina named Laura Cruz, but even before that character they had a red head, green eyed girl in mind and she was illustrated in promotional material as well. They also used an Indiana Jones lookalike in early development before switching to a girl, none of that came to be and the original Lara of today is what she is. Do you want to keep whining about imaginary things? Gosh, I'm Latin and I'm fed up with P.C. culture and "its" loonies.

Eidolon46d ago (Edited 46d ago )

I agree, she's prettied up. fit, but really just modeling the clothes, any of thousands of similar figured models can put on the same costume and call it cosplay. Nothing special, and at this point, it's just gawking at a pretty girl.

medman45d ago

Huh...ignorant folks don't seem to be bothered that the image of Jesus in the western world is a white washed version of a man who the vast preponderance of biblical historians say looked a lot more like Nelson Mandela or Osama Bin Laden in complexion than Jim Caviezel. Typical.

rainslacker45d ago

"It’s like if you had a white guy dressing up as Blade, he’d look just like a white guy in a trench coat with shades."

So....then wouldn't people just assume he's cosplaying as Neo from The Matrix then?

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THC CELL46d ago

Someone need to go specsavers

Gardenia45d ago

And a little more make up, I can still see some skin