Cosplayer goes viral with perfect Lara Croft outfit in TikTok trend - Dexerto

Cosplayer goes viral with perfect Lara Croft outfit in TikTok trend

Published: 29/Aug/2020 17:48

by Georgina Smith


Cosplayer Masha Diduk has wowed Tomb Raider fans by posting a stunningly accurate recreation of Lara Croft, as part of a viral transformation TikTok trend.

Throughout August, TikTok users have gone crazy for a trend to the tune of an isolated vocal “molly rocks in my green tea” by vocalist and producer Young Skyda.

The trend involves throwing a shoe up in the air, and when it lands on their foot the video snap transitions into them in the same position, but with a completely transformed appearance. This of course has brought in lots participants from the cosplay world, to show off their intricate costume and makeup design.

One such participant is Masha Diduk, a model and influencer who has nearly 70,000 followers on TikTok, and almost 300,000 followers on her Instagram account.

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Please don’t let Halloween be cancelled ???

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She chose to join in the trend by recreating the iconic Lara Croft. Since Tomb Raider debuted in 1996, the athletic archeologist has amassed countless cosplay recreations.

@mashadidukI almost broke my toe doing this ?♬ Kismet – XIX

In her video, Masha managed to capture the perfect rugged simplicity of Lara’s character design, with a cropped halter top and leather cut-off shorts. This is paired with some thigh-high black boots to match Lara’s originals, and a belt clipped to her waist and thighs to hold her all-important weapons.

Her fans were absolutely loving it, one comment reading “this is 100000% the best Lara Croft I’ve ever seen.” Masha played off the support casually though, in a reply to a different comment saying “honestly this was stuff I had in my closet! I bought the gun leg holster two years ago when I originally wore this on Halloween.”

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TikTok Commenter praises Lara Croft cosplay
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Masha replies to a comment asking for help on finding the cosplay items

At the time of writing, the video has gained over 250,000 likes, and 2.5 million views, with clearly many people a fan of the uncanny Tomb Raider rendition. Certainly not a bad result for a two-year-old halloween costume.


League of Legends cosplayer ready to rebel as Vastayan “baddy” Xayah

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:18

by Isaac McIntyre


League of Legends cosplayer Wanderlustica, who made a name for herself as a cosplay extraordinaire, has brought feisty ADC heroine Xayah to life in all her Vastayan glory ⁠— you won’t see many LoL cosplays much better than this!

In 2017, League of Legends developers Riot Games decided to try something a little outside the box for their next champion release. Instead of dropping just one character, they debuted a duo ⁠— feathery Vastayan lovers Xayah and Rakan.

The pair fit like a glove. She was an ADC, and he was her support. The pair ⁠— and their sassy love ⁠— soon became fan-faves in the League of Legends fandom.

League cosplayer rules roost as Xayah

Of course, like any League favorite, there’s been plenty of cosplay takes on the pair. Now, that includes famous cosplayer Wanderlustica, who donned a stunning costume of the LoL “baddy” for an Instagram photoshoot earlier this month.

Wanderlustica’s stunning Xayah cosplay is absolutely amazing. She’s got every detail on point, from the Vastayan’s big busy ears, to her blue and red battle robe, and even the skull adorned on her shoulder from her old victories.

The Xayah outfit also had the purple hood the ADC wears into every game on Summoner’s Rift, as well as her glorious purple and blood-red feathers. Luca rounded out the cosplay with knee-high wrap boots, and tough steel vambraces.


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“I definitely loved wearing this cosplay, I love badass characters and Xayah is definitely one of them!” the Dutch cosplayer said of her League cosplay. “I’m so in love with it.”

Luca, who often makes her cosplays before showing them off on Instagram, was actually sent this Xayah outfit from Ezcosplay. The cosplay company had put the outfit together for Wanderlustica, who then added makeup and effects.


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Wanderlustica is far from the only League cosplayer to unveil a fancy new outfit recently either. Ariatamagotchi got into the Halloween spirit earlier this month with a perfect take on Bewitching Nidalee, and Sweet Angel donned an awesome Akali cosplay in late September.

Luca also has more LoL projects in the works too. She’s already set to reveal her new K/DA cosplay soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that in November!