The Beauty Of Tomb Raider Music

Reading the latest blog from tombraider.com, made me revisit all the Tomb Raider music and fall in love with it all over again… From 1996 all the way to Shadow of The Tomb Raider, The music, not only served a purpose to set a mood, create atmosphere and tell a story, but it also stirred something primal inside of me, It’s the kind of music you want to listen to while you are motivating yourself for a hard workout. The classic Tomb Raider tracks, Tomb Raider 1, 2, 3, Revelations…

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Jill de Jong on Finding Adventure and Healthy Eating by Jaden Morretti

This article is based on an interview with Jill de Jong, whom many readers will recognize and remember as the incredible Official Lara Croft model and spokesperson for Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness back in 2003. I had the enormous privilege to talk to Jill earlier this year about a new venture that she has undertaken called Models Do Eat, and one that may resonate with anyone wanting to lead a healthier lifestyle. As I wanted to have a bit more of healthier lifestyle myself, this was a piece…

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Warner Bros treat Tomb Raider fans to early movie screenings

Warner Bros wanted to do something special for Tomb Raider fans so they invited them to early movie screenings and encouraged everyone to dress up as Lara. Cosplayers took over theaters all around the country and world! In Boston, Massachusetts In Arizona In Hollywood CA In Canada Alicia Vikander even surprised fans in a Berlin, Germany early screening Photo: Sebastian Gabsch And in New York

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Croft Family at Conventions

COMMUNITY COSPLAY GATHERINGS Meagan Marie, Crystal Dynamics and XBox organize cosplay gatherings and events wherever and whenever possible, cosplayers would get to meet each other, Meagan herself, sometimes even Camilla Luddington, Rhianna Pratchett, Noah Hughes, Earl Baylon or Brian Horton, they get to take professional photos, everyone would get the star treatment and usually end the night with a community dinner. Check back here to see where and when the next one is. CROFT FAMILY ALBUM This was a croft cosplay gathering at Paris Games Week 2015 Another at Eurogamer…

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The Cosplay Ambassador Program

How Crystal Dynamics is involving cosplayers in game promotions all over world and strengthening the bonds of our community. [ By Sara Croft – Written in Jan 2016 – Updated and posted Sept 2016 ] 2015 and 2016 have been amazing years for Lara Croft cosplayers, Thanks to the tireless efforts of Meagan Marie, XBox and Crystal Dynamics, cosplayers have been promoting the games all over the world through something called the Cosplay Ambassador Program. It’s an exciting and really wonderful way to involve the community of massively talented people…

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The Importance Of Cosplay

The Importance of Cosplay and Why You Should Try It. I’ve been sitting on this article for about a year, I started it right after i went to PAX EAST 2015, and never got around to posting it. Attending my first convention back then solidified my beliefs and love for cosplay, and so here it is Cosplay is an outward expression of passion, respect and love for your favorite movie, game, TV, anime or comic character. It is a live tribute to a persona, fictional or real, that had a…

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How to cosplay like a human being at conventions

Jenn Croft guest post – How to cosplay like a human being at conventions In reading one of the recent articles by Molly McIsaac on iFanboy.com titled “How to Behave Like a Human Being at Conventions”, I have to admit to being put off by some of the things that were talked about and it is probably not how you would expect. I am a cosplayer who has been costuming since 2000, and have been attending conventions in costume since 2002. I have experienced every type of behavior listed in…

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Tomb Raider Exercise Plan

Tomb Raider Exercise Plan This awesome exercise plan requires no equipment or a gym membership! just sheer force of will. Instructions: Repeat each exercise with no rest in between until the set is done, rest up to 2 minutes and repeat the whole set again 1, 3, 5 or 7 times depending on your fitness level. Level 1: 1 set Level 2: 3 sets Level 3: 5 sets 20 Lunges Keep your knees aligned, front knee over your shoe and back knee pointing down. Keep your knees, hips and shoulders…

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My First Convention – Sara Croft

My First Convention – PAX East 2015 Sara Croft Everyone thinks it’s absolutely ludicrous that someone who runs a website like mine has never been to a convention. Before PAX east 2015, I’d never known the joy of being in a place where everyone was like minded, was there to express love for games, costuming, and general nerding out. I won’t bore you with the details, but there has always been some kind of obstacle in my way, so after a few times of trying, I gave up. So you…

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Jenifer Morgan Auction Raises 1000 dollars for MacMillan Cancer Support

Hello Everyone ! We are delighted to inform all of you, that Jenifer Morgan’s Charity Tomb Raider Auction was a roaring success! We raised over 1000 dollars for Mac Millan Cancer support. In the interest of transparency, we are providing everyone with these invoices and record of the transaction with Paypal’s Giving Works. Along with the feedback received from the buyers so far. This is not the first time I’ve ever handled something like this for the community but never of this magnitude, so i would like to say thank you…

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Jenifer Morgan’s Tomb Raider Auction for MacMillan Cancer Support

AUCTION IS NOW OVER, THIS WAS OUR 7TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT IN 2014 Hello fellow raiders! Today I would like to invite you to join us on eBay.com for our 7th anniversary celebration! We are hosting 7 auctions for fellow raider Jennifer Morgan, in the name of charity, and are auctioning off some of the most amazing tomb raider gear you could get your hands on. 100% of the proceeds will go to MacMillan Cancer Support This is your chance to contribute to a great cause and get a beautifully made…

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How to prepare for conventions

What you need to know about Conventions By Sara Croft & Carla Lemley A convention means a large gathering of people with the same interests or agenda, e.g. The San Diego Comic Convention, The Star Trek Convention. Conventions are extremely fun, you have all these like-minded people who are there for the same reason you are! If you are attending in a costume, be prepared to pose for pictures, be kind to strangers who want a photo with you, don’t ignore them, also be prepared to be touched by them,…

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Tomb Raider Cosplay Community pulls together to help friend Carla

Tomb Raider Cosplay Community pulls together to help Carla, one of our own who has been a fan for 10 years, she finally gets her dream outfit. So many of you know that i got together with Carla recently, and little did she know Jenn and I planned a cosplay surprise for her, check out this awesome reaction video of her dream coming true Special thanks to Jenn Croft, Faye Lee, Mona Popović, Jessie Croft, Linny Shephard, Shona Heath, Stella’s Tomb Raider Site, Kirsty McCulloch,Ashley Quenan, Jay Walker. Art Andrews

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Tomb Raider Inspired fanfilm better than a Hollywood Production!

We had to take time out of our busy holiday season to tell you about this amazing fan film called “Croft” released today on Christmas Day! The story of a woman who goes to unbelievable lengths and faces incredible odds to rescue a young girl, this is 20 minutes you’re going to remember for the rest of your life. The production quality is breathtaking, the story is original, the crew are great at what they do and Cassandra, who portrays the heroine is mesmerizing, this young woman makes super human…

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What Makes a Good Cosplayer

Believe it or not, being a great cosplayer has nothing to do with your costume being accurate, or how good your pictures are, or how famous you are or even how fit and pretty you are. It has everything to do with being a nice , decent human being to your fellow cosplayers, helping them realize their goals, treating them like brothers and sisters not competitors, even if you enter a competition together, it has to be all in the name of fun. It’s got nothing to do with what…

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How to deal with harrassment

What to do with when harassed online because of your cosplay. This is a huge concern to my cosplayer friends, every once in a while i receive an email from someone either saying they were bullied online for cosplay or that they are afraid to get into the hobby for that exact reason. No matter who you are, as a cosplayer, you probably came across very mean people who said some very hurtful things to you. Either because of your costume quality, your looks or it could be about various…

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