Cosplayer: Ace Archaeologist


Ace Archaeologist
United States
Biographical Info
I'm Amanda. An Archaeologist by day and a cosplayer by night (or the weekends) (Bow/quiver/arrows used in the photos I have up were made by Ivory Forge)
Years Cosplayed
Number of TR Related Costumes
My favorite Game
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My favorite Movie
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Costumes I have done:
Tomb Raider 2013 (Bow/arrows/quiver made by IvoryForge)
Costumes I plan on doing
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider
What was your first costume and why?
The Tomb Raider reboot game was the first Tomb Raider game I had ever played and I loved it immensely. I loved her character and personality. She connected with me on a deep level in terms of getting over fears and to keep fighting for what you want. So her outfit in that game was what I wanted to do first. It's taken 5 or so years to get all the bits and bobs right and the guts to actually wear it outside but I did it.
What is the biggest challenge you've overcome while crafting your cosplay?
The biggest challenge has mainly been overcoming myself doubt and hatred. I'm a plus sized gal trying to cosplay a very fit and athletic woman. It was hard to finally decide to go to a convention dressed as someone like that, especially because I didn't want to do Lara or all the other wonderful Lara cosplayers out there a disservice. But then I thought, would Lara let something like that hold her back? So here I am.
Convention History
Wizard World Chicago
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