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Music sensation Elise Trouw gets adventurous with Lara Croft cosplay

Published: 28/Nov/2019 23:22

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.

[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.

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World of Warcraft cosplayer is ready for Shadowlands as Valeera Sanguinar

Published: 24/Nov/2020 7:23 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 11:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is finally here, and cosplayers have been celebrating in the build-up, but one has truly outdone herself with an incredible recreation of Valeera Sanguinar.

World of Warcraft has one of the richest lores and stories in video game history. It’s filled with unique characters in all shapes and sizes and has told their stories for many years.

Now, their stories will continue once again in the latest expansion, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, which is now live. It revolves around the actions of Sylvanas Windrunner, who has ripped open a portal to the Shadowlands.

It’s certainly a dark timeline, but players are thrilled to have been called back into action. However, it’s hard to find anyone more excited than maywedacosplay, a popular Russian cosplayer named Eva.

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Valeera Sanguinar is a popular character in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands.

Eva celebrated the release of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands by doing what she does best, cosplaying her favorite characters. She’s cosplayed many World of Warcraft characters in the past, and the standard of quality has always been top-notch.

Now, she’s cosplayed Valeera Sanguinar, a beloved blood elf rogue who has never formally joined either Horde or Alliance.

“Glory to Sin’dorei!” she said, quoting one of the blood elves’ most famous lines. “What characters do you want to see in Shadowlands the most?

 

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Eva’s cosplay is stunning from head to toe. The hair, make-up, and green eyes are on point. However, the real highlight has to be the sheer level of quality in the hood, chest-piece, shoulders, bracers, and leggings.

All the pieces have a perfect blend of crimson-red mixed with gold elven seams. They have infamous green Fel crystals slotted into them, which have a long history with blood elves.

 

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It’s a phenomenal cosplay that deserves all the praise, and the high-quality photography makes it even better.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has already set the world on fire. But Eva’s cosplay will undoubtedly add to the excitement.