This week we feature Tanya who is from Ukraine and she is cosplaying Lara Croft for 8 years. I simply love the simple cosplay of the cosplayer but her looks talk in volumes.
Lara Croft always fetches the imagination of a woman with sexy looks and a will to explore and adventure and this is the best portrayal of Lara so far. Kudos
Words from Tanya :
About Lara I knew at the age of 12, it was Tomb Raider-3. It was my first meeting with Croft, but only when I’ve played in TR-6 in 2005 I became a big fan of Lara. Only then I understood that she’s an ideal for me and I want to be like her. Since my childhood I’ve dreamed of being an actress and “transformation” into Lara gave me this opportunity. Later I knew, that this hobby called “cosplay” and I’ve found many girls, who also cosplaying Lara. Of course it was hard to start and I knew that was probably a stupid idea… But I decided don’t stop and continue what I like. For being perfect cosplayer good outfits and location is not enough, at least for me. You need feel a soul of person, whom you cosplaying. I’m similar with Lara by character (I’m not home girl and like travelling), I prefer military style, active rest, stalking and so on. When I cosplay Lara I wanna show strong character first of all, mysteriousness and interest in adventures. That’s why I always try to find similar locations. But we shouldn’t forget that Lara is a sexy woman and without sexiness in your look it won’t be Lara. At the beginning I was buying resembling clothes and shoes as Laras, when I’d met my boyfriend in 2007 he began to help me with costumes. First of all we buy necessary material for costume and decide when and how this costume will be ready. After this I’m looking for acceptable location in Kiev (or in other ukrainian cities). And finally we choose the date of photoshoot. Sometimes one location is not enough for one photoshoot and we go to another place.
In nearest future I’ll plan to make a lot of photos as Lara from new Tomb Raider and I think everything will succeed!