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TeaganWolfe
04-19-2010, 06:48 PM
Hey all. I wanna cosplay as Lara from either Underworld or Legend. Legend seems super easy... which is why I want a bit more of a challenge and am aiming for Underworld. Only problem is I wouldn't know where to start looking for her specific top and shorts. Everything else I can make but a tailor/seamstress I am not.

Underworld's outfit is much more athletic than Legend's. Dark brown with black jersey-like mesh on the sides of some sort. Same for the shorts.

Reference image: http://www.threespeech.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/TOMB%20RAIDER_Underworld_lara_FULLBODY.jpg

Anyone have any ideas of where to look or how to go about this?

ashelia89
04-23-2010, 05:41 AM
hopefully im not thread bumping or anything :)

hopefully to give you a little bit of help ! ,id say you could get some sports wear and modify it ! i have an under armour racer back top like this one in black and the shorts,you could buy them in white and dye them with fabric dye that funky grayish/brown color, then buy some fabric with meshes on it and sew it on

this is the top : http://www.amazon.com/Under-Armour-Heat-Compression-Womens/dp/B001VC8DWS/ref=sr_1_41?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qlEnable=1&qid=1272013101&sr=1-41

these are the shorts : http://www.amazon.com/Under-Armour-Shorty-Ultra-Compression/dp/B000E45MMS/ref=sr_1_48?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qlEnable=1&qid=1272013101&sr=1-48


heres some reference pictures from the better improved version of Alison Caroll's underworld costume :)

http://www4.pictures.fp.zimbio.com/Alison+Carroll+Presents+New+Tomb+Raider+Underworld +bZAHHpDKGtwl.jpg

http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/FCKEditorFiles//Lara-Croft-3.jpg

so thats one option !

i personally have one of those tops and the shorts,the only downside to having the shorts,at least for me is that they ride up after running for a long time lol ! i havent however modified them for that tomb raider ey look

you can also browse for more prices and different brands

i also have some reference pictures on some renders one of the guys used to make one of the covers to a magazine featuring tomb raider:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v383/GeneralVonSchneider/?action=view&current=lara_top_large.jpg

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v383/GeneralVonSchneider/?action=view&current=laura_gear_02.jpg

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v383/GeneralVonSchneider/?action=view&current=backpack_test_01.jpg


since i was trying to commission this costume myself and pretty much dug up around the internet for the best pictures i could find... but decided to go for the latex classic as seen on the models :)

p.s in some shots alison's costume has different colors from old to new you'll see the black inverted to green and the brown parts to a weird dark ugly brown

p.s.s laras top at the back has 2 lines going vertical with the meshes exactly at the spine,you can browse through "katies screenshots'' page and "tombraidercosplay.com" for more help !

let me know how that works for ya ^__^ and i hope that helps!

TeaganWolfe
04-24-2010, 08:53 PM
Wow, awesome!!! Really helpful post! Beautiful renders on the gear as well, thankyou! I see details I've never even seen! lol. For the shorts, I've noticed on Carroll's shorts and the render they looks much more clothy than they do in-game. I was under the assumption they were something like nylon... because, I mean, God, it clings to her butt like crazy! O.O Do you think brown nylon shorts with a low-rise would be too weird? Kinda like these:

http://www.amazon.com/Stretch-Nylon-Low-Rise-Brief-Trunks/dp/B000SKNZW2/ref=pd_sbs_a_7

ashelia89
04-26-2010, 02:31 AM
Wow, awesome!!! Really helpful post! Beautiful renders on the gear as well, thankyou! I see details I've never even seen! lol. For the shorts, I've noticed on Carroll's shorts and the render they looks much more clothy than they do in-game. I was under the assumption they were something like nylon... because, I mean, God, it clings to her butt like crazy! O.O Do you think brown nylon shorts with a low-rise would be too weird? Kinda like these:

http://www.amazon.com/Stretch-Nylon-Low-Rise-Brief-Trunks/dp/B000SKNZW2/ref=pd_sbs_a_7


Actually i think that looks great :D!! anything that looks form fitting with a strechy material like nylon or spandex would work :)

**on a note though make sure they are not see through ! for some reason a lot of the shorts that have a solid non see through fabric are sold for like 20-40 $ its ridiculous :( lol for such a small amount of fabric ...**

im glad i could be of some help ! ^___^ and yea lol i myself was surprised too when i found those renders ! feel free to save them for your references!