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Tomb Raider Survivor by AnaAesthetic Tomb Raider Survivor by AnaAesthetic
Lara Croft from the 2013 release of Tomb Raider.
Cosplayed by: Ana Aesthetic
Photo by: BGZ Studios

I'm so, so, so happy with how the photos turned out. Darrell saw me in costume at MTAC and literally demanded we shoot on Monday when we got back home to Atlanta. How could I say no to him? By far, this is my most iconic photo shoot (and photo) to date. Having the chance to be Lara Corft was an amazing experience. So many girls have taken up her mantle and a many photographers have paid homage to her throughout the years. To be amongst their ranks is an honor, and being able to work with Darrell on this project, having a chance to bring Lara to life through these photos, is one of the main reasons I love cosplay.

This character means so much to me. Tomb Raider was one of the first games I ever played where I really felt connected to the protagonist - a strong and independent female lead; an inspiration to so many lady gamers. Thank you Darrell for making this happen. ♥

Follow my costume adventures around the web!
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Given 2013-04-16
Tomb Raider Survivor by ~AnaAesthetic ( Suggested by Inna-Vjuzhanina and Featured by pullingcandy )
:iconthelegendarypaper:
TheLegendaryPaper Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Not sure if cosplay or actual Lara Croft
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:iconkaminskykandidsphoto:
KaminskyKandidsPhoto Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well done by all parties involved!
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:iconrobbansj:
robbansj Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student Interface Designer
damn not bad :)
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:iconx-winddance-x:
X-WindDance-X Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is....wow. I just...holy crap. This is freaking remarkable!
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The April, 2013 Cosplay Daily Deviation Round-Up has been released, and you can find your spectacular work here! :la:
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:iconzaurask:
Zaurask Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
Truly one of the best Tomb Raider (reboot) cosplays I've seen so far, combined with the excellent quality of this picture and wonderful post-production.
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:iconbohemiozzz:
bohemiozzz Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
This is truly impressive. A wonderful model you have! :)
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:iconelenna-huntress:
Elenna-Huntress Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Utter wow. I spent about 10 minutes trying to decide if that was a statue, a photo, a fabulous piece of digital painting, or a game promo capture before actually managing to read the description. I'm amazed. You look fabulous.
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:iconid8:
id8 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is awesome! Looks really similar to ingame Lara, amazing cosplay.
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:iconruyc:
Ruyc Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
This is great
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:iconiitwopistolsii:
iiTWOpistolsII Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing cosplay! :D
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:iconcrt1000:
CRT1000 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
This looks very real!!
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:iconesebeidoran:
EsebeiDoran Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's because it's a photo.
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:iconomrikoresh:
OmriKoresh Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
well done! i just finished the game and this is spot on!
i loved the little details but i don't get why the bow is on the ground \:
wonderful none the less!
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:iconorzephlen:
Orzephlen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, the bow does seem a little odd on the floor instead of on her back. Makes it seem a little bit staged, if you know what I mean.
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:icontifaia:
TifaIA Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Way to be a badass Ana!
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:iconfishphan10m:
fishphan10m Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Awesome job!
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:iconnickystar101:
Nickystar101 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
This.... IS A COSPLAY? Oh my god! That is just brilliant beyond belief! Well well done!
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:iconscrat-riker:
Scrat-Riker Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic on all counts.
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:iconsimplysilent:
SimplySilent Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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:iconfandieftw:
FandieFTW Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Plez red ur fanfik we wok very very very very very hard [link]
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconangelicarose24:
AngelicaRose24 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
I wish I was able to upload my pictue for that contest... Damn... Was this game fun to play? Im really looking forwrard to playing it :)
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:iconanaaesthetic:
AnaAesthetic Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
It was pretty good, but I'll be honest. I put it down the moment Bioshock Infinite came out! TR was more survival horror than I was expecting, but still fun! :D
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AngelicaRose24 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Lol Im excited to play it. Im getting a 360 on the 1st and Im going to start with Tomb Raider: Legends and then get TR. I hope to get one game at a time lol. Survival horror seems pretty awesome to me :P
Was it like insanely hard to get passed on things? I heard it was a hard game haha. Itd be worth the challenge :)
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dgriffinxl Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Fantastic cosplay. Love it.
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:iconhisweskerness:
HisWeskerness Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
NiIIIIIIIICE
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:iconbluevelvetwings:
bluevelvetwings Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love how you don't look perfect here... I mean, you do look perfect for the character, but you look all dirty and damaged and your hair isn't perfect, which lends a lot of realism to the picture and makes it just that much better <3
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AnaAesthetic Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Ah thanks!! My photographer put a lot of real mud on me (well my clothes!) and all the dirt on my skin is this great stuff from Ben Nye! I'd recommend it to anyone looking to do practical effects in cosplay!
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:iconhurzdischnurz:
hurzdischnurz Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
-a procrastinator is born. contest over for a while.
- -its not done for the contest!
-why not? could have had chances
- - i dont care about contests!
- but u care about ur works beeing seen by public
- - no
-why u upload stuff then?
- - cause i wanna share my stuff ... and show it... and....damn.. u are right! why didnt i took part in the contest?!?!?! im a weasel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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koujakulation Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
That mad en sense, and I hope you're calling yourself a weasel because the creator f this picture is far from it.

Don't be jealous because you won't get a DD.
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:iconhurzdischnurz:
hurzdischnurz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
ah i will get one day, dont u worry. i just have to create non-daring stuff like this lara cosplay.
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:iconkoujakulation:
koujakulation Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
So, what you're saying is you're jealous of this person? Interesting.
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:iconhurzdischnurz:
hurzdischnurz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
nope, im not. just wondering why that person dont took place in the contest.
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:iconkoujakulation:
koujakulation Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Maybe the image wasn't ready by that time?
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:iconhurzdischnurz:
hurzdischnurz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
why shouldnt? the contest was announced long before. the game came out 1 week before contest end. no fan would want to miss the chance.
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:iconkoujakulation:
koujakulation Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Well, maybe she didn't know about the contest? Did you ever think about that? Not all people pay such diligent and stupid time in such things as going through announced contests.
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:iconanaaesthetic:
AnaAesthetic Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
What are you talking about?
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:iconhurzdischnurz:
hurzdischnurz Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
aaaaaaaah come on. what else i gotta write? self explaining.
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:iconzolaida:
Zolaida Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013   Digital Artist
You insulted the artist by called them a weasel... You're so constructive, wow! :clap:
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:iconhurzdischnurz:
hurzdischnurz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
clapping ur little ass, right.
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:iconzolaida:
Zolaida Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   Digital Artist
haha nice! :laughing:
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:iconzolaida:
Zolaida Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013   Digital Artist
What are you talking about? You do realize the photo wasn't taken anywhere near the time of the contest, nor does she has to participate. Your comment is horrible.
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:iconhurzdischnurz:
hurzdischnurz Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
: D well i had to laugh.
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:iconanaaesthetic:
AnaAesthetic Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
<3
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:iconzolaida:
Zolaida Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Your cosplay is absolutely wonderful and well executed, I just couldn't let this go :)
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:iconanaaesthetic:
AnaAesthetic Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
:D :D I sometimes just reply in emoticons because that is all I know how!
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:iconwhitetiger76:
whitetiger76 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
well shot!
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
that's an impressive lifelike costume of tomb raider. nicely done
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:iconanaaesthetic:
AnaAesthetic Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Thank you very much! <3
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