Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions. In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we've discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.
I didn't want to play Tomb Raider. I was never a huge fan of the franchise to begin with, but what really turned me off of the new game was the minor controversy last year that arose when executive producer Ron Rosenberg talked about how it was a game about players wanting to "protect" Lara Croft because players apparently couldn't project themselves onto the character like they do in other games. Throw in some rapey imagery in the trailer and some chatter about how that was going to be a key part of Lara's new origin story, and the whole thing seemed like something that was better left avoided.