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Lots4Waldy
04-10-04, 19:01
Ah, once again the leaves fall in the cool air coloring everything with shades of brown and orange...

hey wait, I live in miami...okay so it's still around 90 degrees F everyday here but Halloween is still coming around. Not to mention the only leaves we have are palm branches.

Anyways, I think I am going to be Lara for Halloween, because my guy friends and I were all gonna do video game characters. Now here's my question to you...

What do I need to get in order to look like Lara? I need advise here, something so I can make a little check list thingy.

thanks!

TRChik
04-10-04, 21:39
well now that depends on what outfit youre going to be wearing! but a must is boots, guns, holsters, garters and a belt. [ try shortyusa.com they have cheap bb guns and holsers]

you can get a blueish/green leotard at a danskin or a dance/gymnastics store [ http://www.danskin.com/ , http://www.bodysuit.com/ ]

and im sure you can find some short khaki shorts lying around somewhere, every girl has to own a pair ;)

or im sure you can find a tight fitting black tank anywhere

im not sure if you have a kholes in florida but i saw some camo shorts there.. if not just get some army green ones.

and youre all set :D

oh btw - if you want really nice lara boots try this site :
http://www.newrockstore.com/
theyre very expensive, but very nice.
or just get some doc martins

and for future reference ...
this is chuck brites article about capturing lara croft's escence ;)
http://adventureplace.0catch.com/competitions/Capturing%20the%20Essence%20of%2 0Lara%20Croft.html (http://adventureplace.0catch.com/competitions/Capturing%20the%20Essence%20of%20Lara%20Croft.html )

i absolutely LOVE halloween!! im being marilyn monroe this year http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif i have my white dress, wig, fake eyelashes and red lipstick ready!

[ 04. October 2004, 22:40: Message edited by: TRChik ]

Scottlee
04-10-04, 22:07
I like the movies, but as a day of celebration (or whatever), not a bigger deal is made out of it in England as it is in the USA. Hell, I never usually realise it's going on until the token trick or treater comes to the door.

Lots4Waldy
04-10-04, 23:31
Okay...let's see...

I have two lara tank tops, one is too dark and the other is too light but they're more or less the right color...
(I'm doing the original lara costume)
I also have my short khakis...

and I have the original high timberland boots...I think I am going to just get red shoe laces for them, even though I wish I had brown ones. with socks. must have the scrunchy socks on top.

that reminds me I need a hair piece. and a push up bra lol.

where can I get holsters?

TRChik
05-10-04, 00:06
shortyusa.com

Draco
05-10-04, 00:15
It's a rare pleasure Lots. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Put up some pics when you get it all together. ;)

Lots4Waldy
05-10-04, 01:04
Thanks!

I think my boyfriend can lend me matching pellet guns. But those must be a bit heavy.

What is a rare pleasure Draco? to be able to pull of Lara? Don't mind me for being a bit slow...teehee

Where the hell am I going to get a hair piece? Damn myself to hell for cutting my hair! *cries*

And I might post pictures...depends how they come out.

Oh, and I can't find the damn holsters! *is still looking*

Draco
05-10-04, 01:12
Seeing you post is a rare pleasure... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/pillow.gif

TRChik
05-10-04, 01:18
Originally posted by Lots4Waldy:
Thanks!

I think my boyfriend can lend me matching pellet guns. But those must be a bit heavy.

What is a rare pleasure Draco? to be able to pull of Lara? Don't mind me for being a bit slow...teehee

Where the hell am I going to get a hair piece? Damn myself to hell for cutting my hair! *cries*

And I might post pictures...depends how they come out.

Oh, and I can't find the damn holsters! *is still looking*pellet guns are light as a feather!

and i dont know about your malls, but in ours there are usually 1 or 2 stations that sell fake hair pieces. ive never bought them, but they can be pretty expensive.
btw to make you feel some what better about your hair, 2 years ago i cut of a foot because my x boyfriend dumped me online a day before itd be our 1 year.. he loved my hair so i chopped it off. [very stupid of me lol i shouldve dyed it cuz he hated that too.]

oks click on the tomb raider movie replica gun, and youll see it and then under it youll see :

Airsoft Gun Lube Airsoft Laser Gun Sight
Green Gas
Tactical Leg Holster/Mag Pouch Left Hand *
Tactical Leg Holster/Mag Pouch Right hand *
2000 ct .2g bottle
Spare Mag UHC USP Non Blow Back

[ 05. October 2004, 02:20: Message edited by: TRChik ]

Lots4Waldy
05-10-04, 01:19
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

I feel really slow, lol. anyways, I might. I've never posted pictures of myself online.

So Draco, while you're online...so like do you know where to get lara holsters? and how about that belt thingy with the gold buckle? do you know where else I could ask??

*Try not to stretch the page with long 'words' ta ;)

[ 05. October 2004, 10:10: Message edited by: Neteru ]

TRChik
05-10-04, 01:23
also you could make them- holsters and belt. i did it. look at the link of chuck brites article i posted earlier. theres directions in there. it took me only 2 days to make.

Lots4Waldy
05-10-04, 01:23
Yeah, we do have one of those stands with all that hair...

I should have never cut my hair! I had it past my boobs, which is fairly long because I'm lara's height, and then I cut it all off! Now it's a little past my shoulders. and I'm sorry to hear about your boyfriend, talk about trying to win back his heart, lol. boys are weird. and for a moment I had a slow moment and I was about to ask you how you knew I was a girl, lol, like the lara didn't give it away, heehee.

how about the holsters? WHERE DO I GET THE HOLSTERS?? it's dirving me nuts! and where do people get their lara belts?!

thanks for the input you guys.

Lots4Waldy
05-10-04, 01:26
Sorry, i didn't see that post when I posted... in that article that says how to be lara well or something? I read the whole thing, I am gonna go back to see the linkys. thanks!

Lots4Waldy
05-10-04, 01:32
hey, can you send me the eact (I can't use the key between the z and the c, its broken and I'm too cheap to get a new keyboard, lol) link to make your own holsters cause I can't find it. thanks.

TRChik
05-10-04, 01:33
Originally posted by Lots4Waldy:
and I'm sorry to hear about your boyfriend, talk about trying to win back his heart, lol. boys are weird.o geesh dont be sorry! i truley hope he dies. [er yes you could say i have some anger against him still http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif o well thats the true sicilian in me] ive been over him since i cut my hair off. i have an awesome boyfriend now, who i actually met here http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif so please dont be sorry, because i am most certainly not!

Draco
05-10-04, 01:35
You want your old flame to sleep with the fishes?

We have a dumping ground the mob used awhile back nearby.

Lots4Waldy
05-10-04, 01:40
heehee I knew a place like that too in connecticut.

okay so like sorry to be up everyone's butt with this but whats the link to the make your own holster thingy?

TRChik
05-10-04, 01:41
Originally posted by Lots4Waldy:
hey, can you send me the eact (I can't use the key between the z and the c, its broken and I'm too cheap to get a new keyboard, lol) link to make your own holsters cause I can't find it. thanks.wow thats so weird! tonight i spilled tea on my keyboard and qwsx and the space bar didnt work.. thank god for the extra keyboard lying around the house http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

for shory usa i tried to get an exact link but it only showed shortyusa.com when you go to that link [ www.shortyusa.com (http://www.shortyusa.com) ] youll see the tomb raider gun on that page. just click on it and youll see the holseters at the bottom with the other goodies.

chuck brite :
http://adventureplace.0catch.com/competitions/larapics.html
its in there.. i posted an updated link of his article but i meant to post the old one.

err i just loooked through all those articles and the print out of how to make them isnt there!! im going to do more research because i know its there because thats where i got mine. :confused:

TRChik
05-10-04, 01:42
Originally posted by Draco:
You want your old flame to sleep with the fishes?

We have a dumping ground the mob used awhile back nearby.oo really?? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif

lots - http://www.communityswapshop.co.uk/croftoriginalphotos/000804.html
this should be very useful for you. this lady does magnificant costumes. shes a great look-a-like.

btw you live in connecticut? my grandparents live there, in farmington.

im off to bed now! good luck! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

[ 05. October 2004, 02:47: Message edited by: TRChik ]

Lots4Waldy
05-10-04, 01:47
thank you! I haven't read it yet but I am going to...is it easy? hope so! I need something do anyways!

and no I do not live in connecticut but I have been there quite a few times. I live in sunny ol' miami beach. where palm trees and mosquitos over populate people and where there's only two seasons and that's summer.

Draco
05-10-04, 01:47
Yep, this is Vegas baby. I have met the last surviving Piccoli. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Yours_in_darkness
05-10-04, 02:08
Don't forget the gloves. You can get some fishnet ones or leather ones at Hot Topic...I have the fishnet ones but use them for everyday wear... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif And remember a backpack.

Lots4Waldy
05-10-04, 02:11
are those the holsters you made? that looks kinda...hard...or time comsuming atleast. what could I use for the cardboard? and i don't get how to connect the pieces together...

hey, I have some gloves actually that I used to use for rowing back in the day...okay so it was last year. so I can use those. they're fingerless and leather bottomed. hmm, should I use a backpack? if I did, where would I get it?

hey does anybody else have ideas for holsters incase my craftsmensh doesn't turn up too well?

thanks!

I'm going in for the night, nighty night everyone!

Soma Holiday
05-10-04, 17:26
I got my gloves at a motorcycle shop for bout 6 bucks, and I bought my backpack at a plain shopping store like Goodies, or Belk, and took the logos off. They will be in the pocketbook section and they have darker browns, blacks, and lighter browns. I've seen a few green's but they were like 60 bucks so I settled for the cheapies. :D

Those holsters do look hard to make, but it will be worth a try. Even if they look bad it'd be better than buying a set.

Yours_in_darkness , I LOVE the fishnet gloves from Hot Topic, mine are a daily thing too.

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Good luck with your costume. I wore a Lara costume last year to my high school costume dressup, so I didn't worry about the holsters and guns because I wouldv'e gotten arrested. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-2.gif

It's really fun though!

Lots4Waldy
05-10-04, 21:15
The whole fun is getting arrested!

should I even get a backpack? I might. If I have enough money. I can probably get $50 out of my dad for halloween altogether, so more importantly I need the hair piece and holsters. The guns are set.

I wouldn't mind making the holsters, but I want a pretty buckle thingy. I wonder where people get them! does anyone know where I can get one or where to ask?

thanks!

laracroft8290
05-10-04, 23:26
The buckle...well you could use metallic spray paint on some card board and attach with some glue or velcro.

TRChik
05-10-04, 23:48
i just had some gold material lying around so i put that over layers or cardboard and i put in some black marks to make the "aod" belt look.

or just get a belt buckle here (http://www.wutheringjolie.com/nuke/modules.php?name=ladycroft) ;)

**o you might need to register and be a member to look at the stuff. its not biggie you just give your email and make a sn. no donations and what not are needed**

[ 06. October 2004, 00:51: Message edited by: TRChik ]

laracroft8290
06-10-04, 04:32
Last time I talked to Kropserkel they weren't selling the belt buckle separately. You can however purchase either an AOD buckle or a movie buckle from THIS (http://dragonfyredesigns.org/sale.html) place...no shipping to the UK though.