Lara Croft Cosplay Takes a Dark Turn

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Lara Croft is probably the character most drawn upon for “sexy cosplay,” and girls were dressing up as her before that term even existed. But over the years, the character has evolved, and so has the subsequent costuming of young pretty brunettes trying to get the internet’s attention.

And Illyne certainly has ours. She’s one of the better Crofts out there, and her old photos have been around for ages. Recently, she’s decided to reflect the new direction of Ms. Croft in her latest adventure which has her battered and bloody in an origin story that makes her out to be a female Bear Grylls. Minus the piss drinking. I hope.

The subsequent photo shoot has Illyne sporting injuries and improvised weapons, and it’s a new look at the character that we haven’t seen in cosplay before. Check out the gallery below:

Even more photos on the next page!

  • JZ

    i would have doggy style sex with her

  • MajorTool

    I’m normally the positive person, but this cos-play photo shoot is rather lame :\
    Nothing spectacular about the costume. And the photography is novice at best.

  • Paul

    I’m, um… Oddly Kindof impressed. The lack of straight up sexy reeled me in, and the photography kept me. Kinda dank, kinda grimy?? I like it!! I have a feeling this is the first of many, many grimy Laras we’ll see, but right now? Nice to see something different!

  • SilentJee

    Looks inspired by the Tomb Raider “reboot” or “prequel” eidos is working on…

  • Colonel Mustard

    Well duh, that’s exactly what was said in the article for these photos. Pay attention.

  • Shiki

    I didn’t realize Lara had a tramp stamp?! 2nd picture 2nd page. Not that i mind 😉

  • Veronica W.

    I’d never have guessed it was supposed to be Lara Croft unless you told me. It definitely works as a series of pin-up photos of Generic Action Heroine, though — it actually looks like she’s been doing, well, action heroine stuff.