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Featured Cosplayer is...
{ Isa Malice }

1- Tell us about yourself.
"FR: Je suis une francaise de 36 ans, passionnee de jeux videos, et toute la culture geek en general..
ENG: I am French, 36 years old, passionate about video games and all geek culture things in general""
2- Why do you cosplay Lara, what does it mean to you?
"FR: J'ai commence le cosplay en 2013 mais j'ai toujours aime me deguiser, il fallait juste que j'assume cette passion car quand on est adulte cest encore mal percu comme hobbie malheureusement. Pouvoir endosser toutes les personnalites que l'on veut est vraiment ce qui me plait le plus dans le cosplay. Le temps d'une convention cest l'equivalent d'une semaine de vacances pour mon cerveau Bref, ca me permet une bonne coupure avec la realite qui n'est pas toujours simple et ce sont toujours d'excellents moments d'amusement garantis.

ENG: Officially, I started to cosplay in 2013 but I always liked to wear costumes, even though this hobby is sometimes looked down upon especially if you're an adult, I just had to do it. Being able to be any character you want is really what I like the most about it. Not to mention conventions are really fun and are like mini vacations for my brain and a nice break from reality which is not always easy. "


 
3- What about lara made you want to cosplay her?
"FR: J'ai commence a cosplayer Lara en 2015 avec la tenue d'Underworld, il a fallu que j'assume mon corps et mes rondeurs mais j'ai adore jouer cette femme forte, intelligente, intrepide. Je suis tombee encore plus amoureuse du personnage et cest ainsi que j'ai enchaine les cosplay de cette talentueuse femme.

ENG: My first Lara Cosplay was the Underworld outfit , I had to embrace my body and my curves but I loved portraying this strong, intelligent and fearless woman. I fell even more in love with the character and that's what drove me to cosplay more and more outfits of this talented woman."


 
4- What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
""FR: Le record du monde a Paris evidemment! J'ai eu la chance d'y participer et c'est lors de cette memorable journee que j'ai pu voir l'ampleur de l'influence de Lara dans le monde entier. Je me suis trouvee une deuxième famille et d'autres opportunites se sont enchainees depuis.

ENG: The world record in Paris obviously! I had the chance to participate and it was during this memorable day that I could see the extent of Lara's influence around the world. I found myself a second family and other opportunities have ensued since.
 
5- What was your biggest challenge while crafting your costumes or cosplaying in public, that sort of thing?
"FR: Le plus gros defi fût la fabrication de la tenue de Shadow, quelle torture ce tshirt 😂 Il y a tellement d'accessoires maintenant que ca prend pas mal de temps de sortir un nouveau cosplay de Miss Croft. Mais ca reste un reel plaisir et un veritable challenge de sortir un nouveau cosplay, surtout quand ce sont les plus grandes cosplayeuses qui la font en même temps que vous.

ENG: The biggest challenge was making the Shadow outfit, what a torture this tshirt was 😂 . There are so many accessories now that it takes a lot of time to release a new Miss Croft cosplay. But it's still a real pleasure and a real challenge to release a new cosplay, especially when it's the biggest cosplayers who make it at the same time as you."

6- How do you assemble your outfits?
"FR: Pour les tenues c'est principalement des vêtements que j'achète et que je customise hors mis la tenue basique d'Underworld que j'ai entièrement confectionne et sans patron, le sac a dos inclus ainsi que le tshirt de Shadow. Pour les accessoires, j'essaie toujours de faire au moins coûteux et j'y arrive, j'utilise peu le worbla par exemple juste pour une question de prix mais pour le couteau de Shadow je n'ai pas eu le choix pour plus de realisme.

ENG: For the outfits it's mainly clothes that I buy and then customize. For the underworld basic outfit, I made it entirely myself and without a pattern, that included backpack and the Shadow tshirt. For accessories, I always try to be as froogle as possible , I use only a little worbla for example, just to keep costs down, but for the Shadow knife I did not have a choice, it had to look realistic."
 
7- What is the one item you would add to the croft outfit?:
"
FR: Elle est deja bien equipee! Surtout maintenant avec le reboot, mais pourquoi pas un accessoire genre tablette tactile comme le PDA dans Legend.
ENG: She is already well equipped! Especially now with the reboot, but why not a kind of touch-screen device like the PDA in Legend."

8- What are your future costumes?
"FR: Je n'ai toujours pas fini le cosplay de Shadow, il me reste l'arc, le carquois et les flèches a faire. Sinon je me tâte toujours pour faire la Tokyo Dress que j'adore :)
ENG: I still have not finished my Shadow cosplay, I still have the bow, the quiver and the arrows to do. Otherwise I'm still trying to make the Tokyo Dress that I love :)"
9- Favourite TR game:
"FR: Difficile a dire car j'avoue ne pas avoir pu jouer a tous les jeux comme j'ai eu une console très tard. Mais je dirais ROTTR pour le moment.
ENG: Hard to say because I admit I could not play all games because I didn't have a console until recently, but I would say ROTTR for the moment."
 
10- Favourite TR outfit?
"UNDERWORLD!"
11- Favorite non Lara Character?
"FR: Doppelganger d'Underworld (que j'ai cosplaye egalement)
ENG: Doppelganger of Underworld (which I cosplayed also)"


 

12- Your Thoughts on the new origins story ?
"
FR: Plus de realisme pour une Lara plus proche de nous..
ENG: More realism for a Lara closer to us."
13- Your Thoughts on all the movies  ?
"FR: J'adore les actrices qui ont pu incarner Lara alors les films aussi, même si les histoires sont un peu trop survolees je trouve qu'ils restent fidèles a leur epoque respective.

ENG: I love the actresses who were able to play Lara, even if the stories are a little rushed. I think they remain faithful to their respective times."
 
14- Do you have any advice for first time cosplayers?
"
FR: Consulter ce site pour avoir plein de conseils coiffure, maquillage, poses pour les photos, coutures, etc. Personnellement ca m'a enormement aide pour me lancer. Sinon ne pas hesiter a contacter d'autres cosplayeuses pour n'importe quelle informations car mêmes les plus douees sont abordable. C'est ca la famille Croft :)

ENG: Consult this site for lots of hair tips, makeup, poses for photos, sewing, etc. Personally it helped me a lot to get started. Or do not hesitate to contact other cosplayers for any information because even the most talented are approachable. That's the Croft family "
hanks to Isa for taking the time to do our featured cosplayer interview!
please follow her social media here:
https://www.facebook.com/IsaMalice-cosplay-710208035746914/
https://www.instagram.com/isamalice/