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Featured Cosplayer is...
{ Jessica }
Jessica is an amazing beautiful girl, very dear friend of mine, fantastic cosplayer that I admired for a long time, She is a die hard Lara fan, very sweet girl! I wanted to interview her so our readers could get to know her better :) so here she is...

1- Tell us about yourself.

"Well, itís not easy to say something about myselfÖ My name is Jessica Loyola, I live in Brazil, Iím a student, 18 years old, I begun cosplay Lara officially at 14 years, before that was just tries with no success. I try to do the best I can with what is in my scope. I love rock/metal music especially Gothic/Symphonic Metal. I cosplay, sing and draw clothes especially corsets, as hobby. I love read books and study Biology and English, well Iím a person open to learning life and people around me. I love my family, animals and friends, the ones who are always there for me, Iím always there for them too. "
2- Why do you cosplay Lara, what does it mean to you?

"I cosplay Lara because she means a lot to me, sheís been an inspiration since I met her for the first time when I was 10. She is brave, intelligent, skillful, mature and very beautiful!  this combination makes a perfect essence that makes her my favourite heroine, makes Lara so original and perfect, a big inspiration for people who are fans of her. A lot of women would like to be like her. I believe that me and every other cosplayer of Lara has a piece of her essence within themselves. What makes each cosplayer special by the way they are and by the way they represent Lara. I made a lot of friends because of cosplay, of course enemies too, but I make friends who I learned much with them and I thank them to have appeared at my life. I love being Lara Croft cosplayer!"
3- How did you first hear about lara?

"My first time hearing about Lara was at my auntís house, my cousin was playing Tomb Raider 3 for PS one, and asked me to play with him, I begun to play and totally found myself in love with Lara, I was 10. But I didnít have a console in my house, only after my father bought PS two, my PC back then was a windows 95, I couldnít install Tomb Raider Games"
4- How long have you been a lara fan?
Since 10 years old, well, itís already been 8 years."
5- When did you get into cosplay?
"In 2008, I was 14 years old and recently known the word and world cosplay"
6- How do you assemble your outfits?
"As Lara would say ďWith patience and persistenceĒ (rs). I donít have an order to begin, sometimes with the outfit, sometimes with the accessories. Iím not a very organized person in this point, maybe thatís why I have a lot of unfinished costumesÖ But I try to do the best I can, most look a like as possible. The accessories are the most difficult ones for me, I live in a country witch is illegal buy things like replica guns. Everything is done by me. "
7- Favourite TR outfit:
Biker Ė Tomb Raider Legend"
8- Favourite TR game:
Tomb Raider Legend "
9- What do you think of the movies?
"Tomb Raider Movies are good, but itís made in a manner not much loyal to the game, everyone who is not a fan, thinks Lara is only the movie or only Angelina Jolie.
She did a good work, the best actress for Lara in my opinion. The director fail in the visual of the braid and hair, I love the black outfit that she wears, I think Lara should use more that outfit on game. Well, Lara in the game shows such femininity and aggression, I just saw aggression with not much feelings."
10- What is your favourite boss fight/puzzle in your favourite game?
"The Unknown thing on TR Legend, Amandaís host."
11- How do you feel about the new origins story?
In the beginning I felt like they have betrayed Laraís fans changing her so. But after I realize itís a good point bring back her origins as much human than never was feeling pain, thirsty, hungry, fear, cold and even bleeding, things that she never showed before, being almost a superhuman.
It makes me think how did she developed such strong, skills and knowledge. Her appearance looks really younger and more natural than the other games, with the same style, whatís great in my opinion, I loved her new costume, remember the classics ones, , I loved the bow and arrow too, itís very epic equipment. For me itís a intelligent reboot, bringing Lara into a world much real where she really is fighting to survive"
12- What is the one item you would add to the croft outfit?
"Corsets for sure! Corsets are my passion and I would like so if Lara had a outfit official with one corset. I saw one fan art once with Lara wearing one, I have this image since 2008 on my PC. I would love see Lara in a look just like Selene from Underworld, so amazingÖ"
13- Who takes your photos, and what kind of equipment do you use?
"My photos in the beginning was shot by my mother and sometimes my cousins. But since 2010 I take them on my own, I prepare the camera to shoot me automatically. When itís a other place that I cannot find support to the camera, itís my boyfriend who takes them for me.

My equipments arenít professional ones, I use a sony camera w130, isnít professional but does a good work. Someday I will take professional shoots.!"
14- What are your favorite qualities that Lara upholds?
"Her intelligence, skills, interests, beauty, sheís all amazing and perfect."
15- What is your dream Lara croft costume?
"Goth Ė Lace shirt."
16- Do you have any advice for first time cosplayers?
"You will find a lot of people with prejudgment, people who will want to pull you down, but donít give up, those ones are too small to understand how big you are ;). Make cosplay is always a challenge and in much time you will have incidentals with the costume.

Try to do the best you can, but donít blame yourself if something donít get into the way you wish to, you will always make better if keep doing and trying. Honor the persons at your side, the really good friends, the ones who likes and the ones who loves you, they will always help as they can. And donít forget the best part of all, get fun!!!"
17- Have you anything you want to share with our readers?
"In first I would like to thank Sara and laracroftcosplay.com to gave me this opportunity to share this questions with you all! Itís was a really pleasure to answer and share my experiences. Thanks Sara, youíre amazing! Sheíd brought a lot of cosplayers closer, that now she created a world just for us, helping each other, and shesís a great cosplayer too!

I always love to cosplay Lara, but I have to stopped for a while, unfortunately now Iím unstable and a lot of things happened. But I will be back for sure soon as I can!

Feel free to talk with me anything about cosplay, music or anything you want to know that I can answer.

Raider Kisses!!!."
Previous Featured Cosplayers:
  1. Max
  2. Lena
  3. Jenn
  4. Tif
  5. Jolien
  6. Julie
  7. Julie Peugeot
  8. Lady Linny
  9. Carla
  10. Jonathan
  11. Ornella
  12. Anastasya
  13. Tereza
  14. Kat
  15. Colette
  16. Jessie
  17. Aurelie
  18. Monica
  19. Anne
  20. Jessica