'17 - Lara Croft Crossplay.
I'll be attending the London Film & Comic
Convention. It's a place where people dress
up, meet celebrities, buy loads of comics and
do all kinds of nerdy stuff. It's lots of fun
and it's good to meet other people with
similar interests. It usually takes place
twice a year but sometimes just once. The
London Film & Comic Con is pretty much
the best of its kind. There are other
conventions around the country but they tend
to be far more packed with huge crowds
whereas the London conventions tend to take
place at larger venues. Having said that
though it's still the kind of event that's
difficult to get through in just once day so
people often attend on all three days.
dress in cosplay. In fact if you're a shy
person it's far easier to dress up in
something outrageous as it's less conspicuous
that wearing normal attire. Most people are
in costume after all. There are often Star
Wars Stormtroops walking around as well as
Darth Vader, Batman, Spiderman and all kinds
of anime cosplayers attending.
My default cosplay, if I can't think of what
to wear, is to shave my head bald and dress
as Captain Picard from Star Trek. I've also
gone as Data from Star Trek, The Laughing Man
from Ghost In The Shell, Tracer from
Overwatch and Faith from the game Mirror's
This year however I'm being sponsored, in
other words dared, to dress is Lara Croft.
The money raised will go to MIND. I've always
wanted to go as Lara but her outfit is far
more complicated than anything I've worn
before. When I cosplayed as Faith it was
essentially cargo pants, black vest and a
cheap wig. Tracer from Overwatch was
essentially a jacket. Captain Picard was far
the easiest in terms of the costume itself.
But this outfit is far more complicated. I'll
be going as the traditional Lara with light
blue vest, brown shorts, boots, gun holsters
with guns, a backpack, red lens sunglasses, a
wig and a backpack. Technically the vest
should be a leotard but no one will notice if
I use a vest and it'll be more comfortable.
There's also breasts and a bra to deal with.
been looking online at other Lara Croft
crossplayers and many are male equivalents
looking somewhat like Nathan Drake in stead
of Lara. There's a crossplayer in particular
who goes by the name EmperorMossy on Deviant
Art. His crossplay is brilliant. The link is
here. He even wears makeup which I certainly
am not able to do.
So far I
have a brilliant Lara Croft wig, a blue vest
and the gun holsters with 'blue' guns. I've
still got a lot more to buy before I can put
the outfit together.
The traditional Lara outfit.
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