Music sensation Elise Trouw gets adventurous with Lara Croft cosplay

Published: 28/Nov/2019 23:22

by Michael Gwilliam


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.

[Found] Elise Trouw as Lara Croft from cosplay

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.


Mortal Kombat cosplayer breaks the ice with amazing Sub-Zero outfit

Published: 19/Jan/2021 11:22 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 11:28

by Lauren Bergin


Mortal Kombat is one of the gaming universe’s most iconic franchises and has recently acquired its own movie. One cosplayer has chosen to celebrate in style by transforming into the icy Sub-Zero.

If there’s one franchise that almost every gamer knows about it’s Mortal Kombat. The iconic fighting game has spawned a loyal fanbase, as well as a host of spinoff media, including the 2021 movie of the same name.

The game has even been picked up by sugar free energy drink behemoths GFUEL, who have created 11 unique flavors are inspired by the title’s main characters.

Just in time for the movie dropping on April 16, one fan has created an insane cosplay that will leave you feeling a little chilly.

Mortal Kombat Movie 2021 Sub-Zero
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Joe Taslim brings the iconic character to life in the new movie.

Sub-Zero cosplay brings in the Ice Shower

Sub-Zero has become one of the game’s most popular characters. The Chinese cryomancer has the power to bend ice to his will, making him a pretty fierce opponent.

Polish cosplayer Cyprian has brought Sub-Zero into the real world with an amazing series of cosplay images. One of these shows him channelling some inner peace while contemplating how best to pull off the perfect fatality as the ice bender.

Seen sporting the character’s deep navy samurai style armor, coupled with the Oni style mask that covers the bottom half of his face, we really wouldn’t want to run into him in the middle of a frosty winter forest.

It’s not just the outfit that makes Cyprian stand out above other cosplayers, it’s his menacing attitude that makes him the perfect Sub-Zero.


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Cyprian as some fun as Sub-Zero

When he’s not glaring into the camera though, the Pole is making the Mortal Kombat assassin into an almost lovable character.

One of the best images from the series is of him recreating the classic high kicks that are seen throughout the series, and in turn have become one of the images fans are most familiar with.


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A second video shows him dancing away to ‘Ice Ice Baby,’ and considering it has garnered an astounding 2k likes, it’s safe to say fans want to drop the beat with Cyprian’s Sub-Zero.


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The attention to detail in this cosplay is amazing. With the upcoming movie and awesome art like this, we can’t wait to see if  Cyprian brings us any more Mortal Kombat cosplays.

We’d love to see Scorpion, the series’ resurrected Ninja, get down to ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane.’ Why? Because he’s a Scorpion after all!