Lara Croft is the well known protagonist of Eidos and Square Enix’ Tomb Raider series. A British Archaeologist-Adventurer, she is beautiful, athletic, daring and the all around picturesque female lead for over 25 years. First appearing in 1996, Lara pioneered female characters in the action-adventure genre. She continued to Tomb Raider II and III (1997 and 1998), starring in her own comic book series in 1999, first portable games (2000 – 2003). Portrayed by Angelina Jolie two films adaptations (Lara Croft Tomb Raider and Cradle of Life) were released in the early and mid 2000’s.
Designed to counter female stereotypes, the series has notable evolved to produce the 2014 game reboot featuring a darker, blood-spattered reboot. This guide will help you to make your own Lara Croft costume, focusing on the classic 1990’s adaptation or the gritty 2013 remake. Dress the part to travel the world in search of historical artifacts, rate objects and mysterious adventure. Lara Croft has always been a fan favorite among cosplayers and this DIY will show you everything you need to make your own Lara Croft costume for your next convention.

Lara Croft Character Costume: Classic Video Game Versions, 1996

This version of the Lara Croft costume is based off of her original debut in 1996. It includes her trademark blue top and brown short shorts.

Probeauty Long Plaited Ponytail LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER Cosplay Wig Brown.

Roma Costume Women’s 5 piece Treasure Huntress.

Tomb Raider Lara Croft Adult Costume.

Fashion Stretchy Shorts.

Interstate Leather Men’s Basic Fingerless Gloves (Black, Small).

Sexy Lara Croft Holster Belt Buckle Tomb Raider Costume.

Taurus Millennium PT-111 Spring Powered Pistol, Black.

Women Leg Warmer, Knit Woolen Yarn Boot Over Knee Stocking Socks.

Top Moda Women’s Pack-72 Lace Up Combat Boot, Brown.

Top Moda Women’s Pack Lace Up Combat Boot, Black.

Lara Croft Character Costume: Modern Versions (2013 – ongoing)

Also we’ve included the modern version of the Lara Croft costume with her gray top, cargo pants, bow and ice axe.

MapofBeauty Beautiful Synthetic Women’s Long Straight Wig (Dark Brown).

4 Pack Active Basic Women’s Basic Tank Tops, Gray.

Vintage Paratrooper Cargo Pants, Russet.

Lara Croft Necklace.

Rothco Canvas Utility Pouch / Wallet.

K. Bell Socks Women’s Random Feed Cable Knee High Sock.

DailyShoes Women’s Military Combat Lace up Mid Calf High Credit Card Knife Money Wallet Pocket Boots.

Wild Diva Womens Timberly-65 Boots.

Camp USA Corsa Nanotech Ice Axe.

Target Shooting Recuve Bow Arrow Archery Wood Bow.

Wyandotte Leather Back Quiver, Brown.

Lara Croft Costume: Bonus

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider / Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life (Double Feature) [Blu-ray].

Rise of the Tomb Raider Collectors Edition.

Here are a few of the guns used in the 2013 Tomb Raider game that you can use to compliment your Lara Croft costume. Also included is a Tomb Raider figure from Play Arts Kai.

Square Enix Rise of the Tomb Raider: Lara Croft Play Arts Kai Action Figure.

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