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#LiveMoreLara: An Interview With Noelle ‘Pfangirl’ Adams

In the absence of any substantial Tomb Raider news, I thought I’d devote some time to getting in touch with other fan community members to learn more about their projects and how they feel about the current state of the Tomb Raider franchise and fan base. Back in January, I contacted artist and Blender model designer Jason Chester to find out how he created his incredible low-polygon models based on the first two Tomb Raider games. This time around, I decided to interview one of my ... [Continue Reading]

July 1, 2020 // 1 Comment

‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ – Cosplayers Guide

Ever since the “End of the Beginning” trailer made its public debut on April 27, cosplayers around the world have been begging for reference pictures of Lara Croft’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider outfit. And with E3 and Gamescom just around the corner, co-developer Crystal Dynamics decided to lend cosplayers a helping hand by publishing a comprehensive guide to Lara’s brand new outfit and equipment. Crystal Dynamics published a whole series of gear guides for Rise of the ... [Continue Reading]

May 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

Lara Croft, Guinness World Record Breaker

October 2016 was an insanely busy month for Ms Croft. Not only did Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration finally land on Playstation 4, it was also the 20th anniversary of Tomb Raider (1996), the game that launched Lara Croft into superstardom. And if that wasn’t enough, our fictional heroine was also awarded two new Guinness World Records: “Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Lara Croft” and “Most Magazine Covers for a Video Game Character”. ... [Continue Reading]

November 6, 2016 // 1 Comment

Level Up Your Cosplay With ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Gear Up Guides

Back in December 2015, Crystal Dynamics launched a series of “Gear Up Guides” aimed at cosplayers, fan artists, and other creative types. The guides consist of several high-res shots of Lara’s outfits and gear and include notes from Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Art Director, Brenoch Adams. For the benefit of aspiring cosplayers, I’ve added links to cosplay tutorials and videos where possible. Don’t forget that a wealth of information, reference pictures, ... [Continue Reading]

January 7, 2016 // 1 Comment

Tomb Raider Fun at San Diego Comic-Con 2015

Update: Crystal Dynamics have posted a full event guide on the official Tomb Raider blog. Head on over there to find out what Comic-Con attendees can look forward to and how you can win a Rise of the Tomb Raider-branded Xbox One (open to US residents only). Planning on attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con? If so, make sure you jot down 11th July 2015 in your diary as it’s going to be one heck of a Tomb Raider extravaganza! The day’s activities will kick off at 10:00 ... [Continue Reading]

June 28, 2015 // 3 Comments

A Beginner’s Guide to “Rise of the Tomb Raider” Cosplay

Game Informer’s recently-published Rise of the Tomb Raider Gear Guide has undoubtedly put a smile on the faces of countless Tomb Raider cosplayers and presented them with the challenge of finding (or crafting) Lara’s new outfit and gear in time for the next convention or fan meet-up. UPDATE: If you’d like to create your own Rise of the Tomb Raider costume, visit LaraCroftCosplay.Com for cosplay tips and tutorials! The guide was created in collaboration with Crystal ... [Continue Reading]

February 23, 2015 // 9 Comments

Hunted: A Fan Film Based on Tomb Raider

When rumours of a new Tomb Raider film failed to come to fruition, fans wasted no time filling in the void in their fandom. Last year, we were treated to Croft, a 20-minute film shot in British Columbia, Canada, and starring Cassandra Ebner. And now there’s another fan-produced film on the horizon: Hunted. Hunted is the brainchild of a group of talented actors, artists, and writers and is based on the hugely successful Tomb Raider 2013. Written by Kate Sykes and directed by Josh Pate, ... [Continue Reading]

August 8, 2014 // 3 Comments

In the Spotlight: Noelle Adams

This week’s fan interview turns the spotlight on one of my favourite Tomb Raider fan fiction writers and cosplayers. Say “hello” to Noelle, aka Pfangirl! So, tell us a little about yourself. I’m Noelle Adams, a professional writer, blogger and cartoonist living in Durban, South Africa. I’m 32 years old and I currently work full-time as a copywriter in the advertising industry. My interests are pretty diverse (I’m a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt) but I’ve always ... [Continue Reading]

March 21, 2014 // 1 Comment

In the Spotlight: Helen J

I hope you’re all enjoying my series of fan interviews so far! In the spotlight today is Helen J, a researcher, cosplayer and full-time Tomb Raider fangirl from England. Here’s what she has to say about archaeology, Lara Croft, and costume making. So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Helen and I am a graduate from the longest degree name in history, MA Geographies of Globalisation and Development (Research Methodologies), an aspiring researcher, part-time costume maker ... [Continue Reading]

February 15, 2014 // 0 Comments