Recent Posts


Level Up Your Cosplay With ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Gear Up Guides

Back in December 2015, Crystal Dynamics launched a series of “Gear Up Guides” aimed at cosplayers, fan artists, and other creative types. The guides consist of several high-res shots of Lara’s outfits and gear and include notes from Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Art Director, Brenoch Adams. For the benefit of aspiring cosplayers, I’ve added links to cosplay tutorials and videos where possible. Don’t forget that a wealth of information, reference pictures, and handy tips for crafting many of Lara’s outfits and accessories can be found over at ... [Continue Reading]

January 7, 2021 // 0 Comments

Tomb Raider Fun at San Diego Comic-Con 2015

Update: Crystal Dynamics have posted a full event guide on the official Tomb Raider blog. Head on over there to find out what Comic-Con attendees can look forward to and how you can win a Rise of the Tomb Raider-branded Xbox One (open to US residents only). Planning on attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con? If so, make sure you jot down 11th July 2015 in your diary as it’s going to be one heck of a Tomb Raider extravaganza! The day’s activities will kick off at 10:00 PDT with a special event for Lara Croft/Tomb Raider cosplayers at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. ... [Continue Reading]

June 28, 2020 // 2 Comments

Tomb Raided - Issue 4

Another week, another issue of Tomb Raided. And what a busy week it’s been. Not just here at The Archaeology of Tomb Raider but all over the TR fan community. The TR fan community is nothing if not dedicated.. :) Before we look at what others have been up to over the past week, here’s a brief recap of some of the recent posts you may have missed here at The Archaeology of Tomb Raider: Lara’s Travels: Strahov District, Prague - A look at the real-life Strahov district, which was briefly seen in Angel of Darkness. Rise of the Tomb Raider Will Be at E3 2015 - This is ... [Continue Reading]

May 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

Tomb Raided - Issue 3

It’s been a little quiet on the blogging front lately thanks to a slew of bank holidays and a heap of home improvements. But now it’s time to get back to business and see what the Tomb Raider fan community has been up to over the past couple of weeks. ;-) Croft World’s Exclusive Interview with Jenn Croft Brazilian fansite Croft World held an exclusive interview with TR fan and professional cosplayer Jenn Croft. Check out the video to find out what Jenn had to say about Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider series, her cosplay career, and her work on her new Rise of the Tomb ... [Continue Reading]

May 9, 2020 // 3 Comments

Tomb Raided - Issue 1

Long-time followers of this blog may recall “Unearthed”, an old weekly feature I used to run that featured news and views from across the Tomb Raider fan community as well as links to news articles on archaeological discoveries. Well, I’ve decided to revive that feature in the form of “Tomb Raided”, which will turn the spotlight on some of the articles and artistic creations of our passionate and talented fan community. Since this is my first issue of Tomb Raided, I appreciate any feedback you can give me. Feel free to leave your comments below. :) JHNGames ... [Continue Reading]

April 19, 2020 // 5 Comments

A Beginner’s Guide to “Rise of the Tomb Raider” Cosplay

Game Informer’s recently-published Rise of the Tomb Raider Gear Guide has undoubtedly put a smile on the faces of countless Tomb Raider cosplayers and presented them with the challenge of finding (or crafting) Lara’s new outfit and gear in time for the next convention or fan meet-up. UPDATE: If you’d like to create your own Rise of the Tomb Raider costume, visit LaraCroftCosplay.Com for cosplay tips and tutorials! The guide was created in collaboration with Crystal Dynamics’ Senior Community Manager Meagan Marie, who is herself an avid cosplayer, and is an in-depth ... [Continue Reading]

February 23, 2021 // 6 Comments

Hunted: A Fan Film Based on Tomb Raider

When rumours of a new Tomb Raider film failed to come to fruition, fans wasted no time filling in the void in their fandom. Last year, we were treated to Croft, a 20-minute film shot in British Columbia, Canada, and starring Cassandra Ebner. And now there’s another fan-produced film on the horizon: Hunted. Hunted is the brainchild of a group of talented actors, artists, and writers and is based on the hugely successful Tomb Raider 2013. Written by Kate Sykes and directed by Josh Pate, Hunted stars actress and cosplayer Anne Roig (aka “The Cosplay Mum”) as Lara Croft, ... [Continue Reading]

August 8, 2020 // 2 Comments

In the Spotlight: Noelle Adams

This week’s fan interview turns the spotlight on one of my favourite Tomb Raider fan fiction writers and cosplayers. Say “hello” to Noelle, aka Pfangirl! So, tell us a little about yourself. I’m Noelle Adams, a professional writer, blogger and cartoonist living in Durban, South Africa. I’m 32 years old and I currently work full-time as a copywriter in the advertising industry. My interests are pretty diverse (I’m a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt) but I’ve always harboured a deep love for pop culture in its many forms – film, comics, video games, cartoons, etc. In ... [Continue Reading]

March 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: Helen J

I hope you’re all enjoying my series of fan interviews so far! In the spotlight today is Helen J, a researcher, cosplayer and full-time Tomb Raider fangirl from England. Here’s what she has to say about archaeology, Lara Croft, and costume making. So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Helen and I am a graduate from the longest degree name in history, MA Geographies of Globalisation and Development (Research Methodologies), an aspiring researcher, part-time costume maker and full-time fangirl! When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? It was 1997. My next ... [Continue Reading]

February 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

Unearthed: 27th May to 2nd June 2013

Life of Die (Girlz ‘N’ Games) In her latest webcomic, Noelle imagines how the blockbuster film Life of Pi would have turned out if a certain young archaeologist had climbed aboard that life raft. Hint: It doesn’t end well for one of the survivors. The Day Adventure Found Me (Jay’s Blog) Jay recounts his awesome day out at the MCM Comic Con in London last weekend. A day in the life of… a Heritage Consultant (Dig Ventures) Dig Venturer Peter Alexander talks about his career as a freelance heritage consultant and the dilemmas caused by museum storage. Square ... [Continue Reading]

June 1, 2020 // 1 Comment

Daily Links: 11th April 2013

Bobblehead no more: finishing the falcon mummy treatment (In the Artifact Lab) Molly Gleeson explains how one would go about repairing an Egyptian falcon mummy. Why Do I Cosplay? Let Me Count The Ways (Meagan Marie) Meagan talks about what motivates her to cosplay as her favourite fictional characters. (Author’s comment: Another well-written and heartfelt blog post by Crystal Dynamics’s talented Community and Communications Manager) Can You Identify These Plants from Ancient Egypt? (Diana Abuja’s Blog) Can you identify all of the plants depicted in these Egyptian works of ... [Continue Reading]

April 11, 2020 // 0 Comments

Daily Links – 2nd, 3rd and 4th April 2013

90th anniversary of the curse of Tutankhamen – how a modern myth was born (University of Manchester) On the eve of the 90th anniversary of the death of Lord Carnavon, Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley explains why the curse of Tutankhamen is nothing but a myth. (Author’s comment: 90 years later and newspapers are still creating modern-day myths of their own) The Beginnings of CONsent (16-Bit Sirens) Inspired by Megan Marie’s article about sexual discrimination within the video games industry, Sushi Killer presents the beginnings of her photo essay, “CONsent: The Importance of ... [Continue Reading]

April 4, 2020 // 3 Comments


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,937 other followers

Build a website with