Forget about Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog, the only video game property to leave a definable, consistent stamp in pop culture is Tomb Raider.
The adventures of Lara Croft have been keeping gamers entertained since the archaeologist first drew her dual pistols on the PlayStation back in 1996.
Mario and Sonic may be flagship characters for Nintendo and Sega, but they’ve experienced ups and downs and dipped out of the limelight. Lara Croft has been producing hits for two decades, and even managed to make a movie star at of oddball indie kid Angelina Jolie.
It’s no surprise to see the badass action heroine garner female fans, many of whom go that extra mile and dress up as Lara. And they’re almost as good as the real thing, as these nine incredible cosplayers prove.