'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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NecrumOddBoy107d ago

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

ninsigma107d 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??

ninsigma107d ago

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

There ya go :p

Critic4l_Strik3106d ago

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

ninsigma106d ago

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.

bouzebbal106d ago

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

Skull521106d 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.

bigc072004106d ago

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

mikeslemonade106d 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.

ninsigma105d 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.

mikeslemonade101d 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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Zeref106d 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.

MasterCornholio106d ago

And who has a face made out of polygons?

medman106d 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.

milohighclub105d ago (Edited 105d 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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Godmars290107d ago

I bet you do that in all the cosplay threads.

LiamKreptic107d ago

*sigh* guess your profile pic will do...

Godmars290106d ago

What does that even mean?

-Foxtrot107d ago

Outfit sure but overall

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.

Godmars290107d 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.

-Foxtrot107d 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*****

ameliabaz107d 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.

Godmars290107d 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.

Pozzle106d 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' .

KaaF106d ago (Edited 106d ago )

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


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

Cobra951106d ago

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

BVFTW106d ago (Edited 106d 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.

Eidolon106d ago (Edited 106d 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.

medman106d 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.

rainslacker106d 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 CELL107d ago

Someone need to go specsavers

Gardenia106d ago

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

AnubisG107d ago

Pretty close. Good job!