Lara Croft has always been a fan favourite, inspiring paintings, fan tributes and cosplay designs ever since her debut. Now, with Rise of the Tomb Raider out now for Xbox One and Xbox 360, the team at Crystal Dynamics would like to help, by sharing a Lara Croft “Gear up Guide” every week highlighting the details of various outfits.
The first is the Expedition Outfit, with the classic red jacket. Each week, the Gear Up Guide will feature character turnarounds, accessories and notes from the game’s art department. Today’s offering comes from Art Director Brenoch Adams:
Lara prepares for her perilous journey knowing she will have to brave extreme weather situations. The water resistant, goose down, box wall construction expedition jacket provides warmth and maneuverability for the long road ahead, and features a black and white circular patch on the left arm. The red color provides a color contrast to an otherwise cool landscape. She completes the look with boot covers (gaiters), crampons, a climbing harness, ice screws, a climbing leash, a grey beanie, snow goggles, and her twin ice axes.
The Gear Up Guides will be posted to Crystal Dynamics’ Flickr, as well as the game’s Facebook page. This one, fresh from the slopes of Siberia, is already inspiring cosplayers the world over. If you use the guide to create something beautiful, the dev team would love to see it!