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Music sensation Elise Trouw gets adventurous with Lara Croft cosplay

by Michael Gwilliam
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Singer and songwriter Elise Trouw turned some heads with a well-crafted cosplay honoring the Tomb Raider protagonist Lara Croft.

On November 25, Redditor Yazort uploaded a photo of the singer at from the largest gathering of nerds on the planet - San Diego Comic-Con.

As it turned out, however, the 20-year-old first debuted the costume back in 2017, two years after the franchise was rebooted with Rise of the Tomb Raider and one year before the film series was restarted with Alicia Vikander in place of Angelina Jolie.

The cosplay itself is actually really well-done, yet still simplistic, given Lara is supposed to be a normal human being - at least in modern visual interpretations.

With the outfit, Trouw wore a standard blue top, belted shorts, fingered gloves, and black boots with socks just barely visible. From a mile away, any gamer would be able to recognize the iconic female character.

2017 was an incredible year for the artist when she released her debut album Unraveling. In the time since she has continued to produce music and upload her songs to social media such as 2019 hit “Make Believe.”

For Lara Croft, there is arguably no other female protagonist in gaming with as much popularity. The first game in the series, simply called “Tomb Raider” debuted in 1996 where it was released on the Sega Saturn, Sony PlayStation and MS-DOS.

The game had players take control of Lara as they explored tombs, shot through waves of bad guys while unraveling a mystery of Atlantis.

Due to the game’s overwhelming success, it spawned multiple sequels and even films based on the game and its hero.

The last game in the franchise, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, was released in 2018. The next installment of the film series, meanwhile, has a tentative release date of March 19, 2021.