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Introduction:
Hi, I'm Sara, admin of this website, I live in the USA, I started it back in 2006, it's an official fan site and we recently got credited in the end of the new Tomb Raider game. 
I am a cosplayer, I have been for 7 years now, I started with Lara Croft, I did not know this would lead to such a huge love for the hobby, Now i can't go a few days without working on a costume. I am planning more costumes, you can keep up with them on my official facebook page. So this is me... If you have any questions don't be shy, send a message below :)
 

My Profiles on various websites and social networks:
Photos: 90 My Store
Costumes: (click on the links below to jump down the page)
- Tomb Raider 2013
- Tomb Raider Underworld
- Tomb Raider Underworld Wetsuit
- Tomb Raider Underworld Camo Swimsuit
- Tomb Raider Anniversary
- Tomb Raider Legend
- Tomb Raider Legend SnowSuit
- Tomb Raider Legend Tokyo Dress
- Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness
- Tomb Raider Classic Catsuit

- Other Costumes
- Upcoming Costumes
- Other Profiles

 
 
Tomb Raider 2013 (Costume Made and Photographed 2013)
- Why I chose this costume:
Everyone knows Lara is my hero, I have loved her since discovering Angel Of Darkness, and ever since then, I really could not imagine her not being part of my every day life, i mean i run this site for god's sake haha!
As for this costume, I chose it because it was the reboot costume, I love the cargo pants and tank tops, it looks like what any explorer / researcher would wear while on an expedition,  I went for battle hardened Lara, because she is most like the lara we all know towards the end of the game, and i made the competition bow and haven't seen any other cosplayer do it before , so i was the first to cosplay with a home made competition bow.
I had some help from my friend Kristen with the quiver, pouches and rope.

- Materials and cost:

I bought some stuff from Kristen for around 50 dollars, but the rest I made myself and bought from ebay, i used pleather for the belt, sewed cargo pockets on my pants, made my bow and axe out of foam board and used PVC pipe to fashion a silencer for my pistol. I would say overall this cost me around 100 dollars.
   
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Tomb Raider Underworld (Costume Made and Photographed 2009)
- Why I chose this costume:
This costume was amazing to me in terms of complexity, Lara's past costumes were very simple, this one had so many details in the belt and holsters, the backpack alone and darn near impossible to replicate, I just loved it!, the shirt and shots had these patterns on them too, just beautiful detail! 
I was super happy with the fit because it made me feel really comfortable, I feel like i have a curvy body and the  clothes were very flattering, especially love the front fastened backpack strap.
 
- Materials and cost
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I bought the shirt and shorts, but i already had the straps and backpack, then all i had to do was take apart an old back and recycle the leather from it, to make the triangular piece on the backpack itself.
The pistols are real life size airsofts, that cost me 60 dollars (I think? It was so long ago), and already owned the boots, so total cost was around 80 Dollars.
   
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Tomb Raider Underworld Wetsuit (Costume Made and Photographed 2009 and 2013)
- Why I chose this costume:
I chose this costume because my mother's house was just by a lake and i could not resist a water photoshoot! I picked this particular wetsuit because i was broke and it was the easiest to replicate, it is actually a long sleeved shirt with yellow ribbon on it that i sewed on.  Underworld had just come out and i thought it was perfect timing when i visited my mom
- Materials and cost:

In the location shoot you can see i used the backpack and belt from the standard underworld outfit, but further below in the recent photos i actually made the appropriate backpack and holsters, those were made from remenants of old backpacks and pleather i bought, soda cans for the oxygen tanks, and the suit itself was made out of a catsuit fromwww.halloweencostumes.com.
So all in all the first suit cost me 20 dollars and the new one cost around 50 dollars.
       
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Tomb Raider Underworld Camo Swimsuit (Costume Made and Photographed 2012)
- Why I chose this costume:
Ok, this one is really not exactly my usual choice in costumes, i always pick the more conservative yet sexy costumes, I chose this because i had JUST lost 35lbs and i was feeling really great, but was still scared, So i needed to cosplay something to prove to myself that i can.
I chose Lara's XBox camo swim suit because it is Lara , and i had the underworld accessories and bought the swimsuit for 10 dollars from an army surplus store.

- Materials and cost:
 
I did not make the swimsuiit, It was bought from a store for 10 dollars
       
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Tomb Raider Anniversary (Costume Made and Photographed 2006)
- Why I chose this costume:
Wow this brings back memories, This is from 2006, I was so excited that they made a next generation version of the original game and i thought i would cosplay it to celebrate the launch
- Materials and cost:
I made my belt and holsters from recycled backpack straps, i cut my brown jeans into short shorts, i cut sleeves my ribbed blue top, bought gloves and toy guns, total was about 20 dollars
       
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Tomb Raider Legend (Costume Made and Photographed 2012)
- Why I chose this costume:
I decided to do this costume because i had to make a tutorial about the tomb raider legend top, I did this costume back in 2006 but i was never happy with how they turned out, so i redid it for the tutorial and remade my belt and holsters, i already had the guns and the backpack is from ebay, i bought it in 2008 back before i was serious about making my own stuff.
- Materials and cost:
The shirt was actually white cotton long sleeved then i hemmed the sleeves, dyed it tan and sewed the white triangle on it. and bought the shorts and backpack long ago , everything else i had, so total cost was about 30 dollars
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Tomb Raider Legend Snowsuit (Costume Made and Photographed 2014)
- Why I chose this costume:
I absoltely adore Tomb Raider Legend, and i just about lost my mind when i saw all 33 unlockable outfits, it's like playing badass barbie dress up, so i am trying to do all of them, This one was an accident , because i bought the suit for another character, Miranda Lawson from Mass Effect 2 and 3, but i found a company that sells the fabris with the pattern already on it, so then i had this suit and nothing to do with it, so i decided to do tthis costume
- Materials and cost:
I already had my backpack, belt , holsters, guns and boots, I bought the suit for 12.99 from Ebay, that was it.
   
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Tomb Raider Legend Tokyo Dress (Costume Made and Photographed 2009)
- Why I chose this costume:
How can i NOT do this one, i mean come on! It's my all time favourite tomb raider outfit, and will always be but more than anything i loved the break they took from the shorts, so i make it
- Materials and cost:
Like before, i owned the guns and backpacks, all i did was get some pleather to make the belt and buy a black halter dress and cut its sides. Total cost was around 25 dollars
 
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Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness (Costume Made and Photographed 2006)
- Why I chose this costume:
There you go ladies and gentlemen, My first Tomb Raider cosplay! and the only picture i ever took of it. I chose it because it was the first game i played.
- Materials and cost:
i made my belt and holsters out of old backpack straps, cut the sleeves off my shirt, made my cargo pants into short shorts, and bought toy guns, barely 40 dollars
         
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Tomb Raider Classic Catsuit  (Costume Made and Photographed 2013)
- Why I chose this costume:
My favourite level out of Tomb Raider Chronicles is the London level, and this outfit was worn in that game, so as soon as i could , i put the catsuit  together and took some exact replicas of the official renders
- Materials and cost:
This catsuit is actually not a catsuit, It's made of two pieces, a leotard and leggings, My friend Xavietta made me the belt a long time ago, and i made the backpack myself, total cost around 50 dollars
   
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Other Costumes
The Dark Knight Rises Catwoman

- Why I chose this costume
Selina Kyle to me is an amazing character, The way she is portrayed in TDKR is very intriguing, her outfit is conservative yet  unbelievably sexy, so it was right up my alley, I loved the movie, I would have cosplayed batman, but i didn't feel like cross-playing, next logical step, do selina kyle, The biggest reason though, was the head piece, i just about lost my mind when i saw that the tactical goggles went up and made the shape of cat ears, this cosplay HAD to happen after that
- Materials and cost
Believe it or not the suit is a leotard and leggings, the boots were from Ebay, the gloves also, the headpiece was by Aleena Averly and my utility belt was made from a piece of pleather and heat shaped and carved pieces of styrofoam, that's pretty much it, the whole thing cost me 80 dollars
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Sweetpea - Sucker Punch

- Why I chose this costume
Sweetpea is not only a strong female character who is an amazing leader and fighter, she is a big sister who loves her little sister, and i can relate to her immensely in that aspect, so i had to attempt her outfit.
- Materials and cost

The coat that i bought was awful, i had to inlay the inner side with pleather to weigh it down as it was all curly, the side armor was made by me from cardboard and hot glue, i bought the stockings and attached the ammo straps to them, the gloves were heavily modified too, and i made the bra piece out of fimo other than that it was just a black bra.
Total cost was about 70 dollars

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Caprica 6 - BattleStar Galactica

- Why I chose this costume
Caprica 6 although started out as a villan, eventually i grew to love her and feel for her, i fell in love with her humanity even though she was a cylon, and let's just face it, this was a challenge as i am a brunette and not stick thin like Tricia Helfer, so i needed to do this to prove i could to myself
- Materials and cost
This outfit was one of the easiest i ever accomplished. I modified a red dress that was roughly the same cut as hers, then made my jewelry out of FIMO clay such as the earrings , the bracelet, bought the wig and shoes total cost was 30 dollars
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Excella Gionne - Resident Evil

- Why I chose this costume
Excella is a complicated character, she's the kind you love and hate at the same time, she spends most of her time being wesker's lap dog, but at the same time, I love how strong and independent she is, if you read her bio in the game, she is also absolutely brilliant. intelligent and accomplished a lot.  I had to cosplay her, for picking my first villain, i think i did pretty well.
- Materials and cost
This was during my first years of cosplay so i bought my bracelet, earrings and belt, but i also bought fabric and made that dress from scratch, total cost was about  60 dollars
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Nurse Betty - Resident Evil Extinction

- Why I chose this costume
I chose to cosplay betty to honor her, she was an amazing woman and died a hero protecting the children in her care, I loved that she was sweet , caring and felt like her death was untimely in the movie, i needed to get it out of my sysrtem
- Materials and cost
The top i owned but modified, same with the cargo pants, and all i had to do was buy the bullets and those were only 10 dollars so it was not an expensive costume at all
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Queen Gorgo - 300

- Why I chose this costume
The main reason why i cosplayed Queen Gorgo is because i loved the relationship between her and her husband, i mean to be the kind of amazing woman to hold on to a man like that, and have him respect and adore you so much, you have to be an incredible woman. so i really felt like she was a worthy character
- Materials and cost
This was a cheap costume and only needed material for the dress, twine to create sections and then a jewelry piece for the shoulder total cost was around 5 dollars
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Jill Valentine - Resident Evil Apocalypse

- Why I chose this costume
Jill from the apocalypse movie was an amazing character, she was more or less renegade than play by the rules kind of girl, but she left an impression on me,  i had to cosplay her
- Materials and cost
Bought the tube top, the skirt, and made the holster and the wig, that was it, total cost was around 25 dollars
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Upcoming Costumes
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Publications & Features
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