Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear #21 Cosplay Edition: Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Ocarina of Time

This week it’s a cosplay special on Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear, as we feature some stunning cosplay of some of the greatest gaming franchises around. Witness the real life Elizabeth, check out a convincing roughed-up Lara Croft and delve into Hyrule with Link, Malon and Epona.

Bioshock Infinite

When I say the “real life Elizabeth”, I mean it in every true sense of the phrase. Anna Moleva, otherwise known by her Deviantart name ormeli, created Bioshock Infinite cosplay so great that Irrational Games hired her to be the official face of the character.

The costume, lighting, poses and facial expressions come together so perfectly that these look just like screenshots from the game.

[Source: Deviantart]

Tomb Raider

Our next female cosplayer gets considerably more dirtier and roughened than the bright and pure Elizabeth. There’s a ton of Tomb Raider cosplay out there, with a significant recent increase upon the launch of latest game, but we have a clear winner here for a real Lara. Move aside, Angelina Jolie!

Cosplayer Ana Aesthetic has really embraced the character, with not only incredibly accurate attention to detail in the outfit but by utilising the harsh, desolate setting and Lara’s wounds and pain.

[Source: BGZ via Kotaku]

Ocarina of Time

If I had told you that these were screenshots from an upcoming Ocarina of Time live action movie, I think I could have many people convinced. That’s just how impressive these photographs from Deviantart user Adella are, who, along with a huge team, has for years been working on a project that blends cosplay with art to bring Hyrule and its inhabitants to life.

Titled ‘The Zelda Project’, this adventure sees Link, Epona and Malon at Lon Lon Ranch and Hyrule Field. As the team state:

“The Zelda Project is a Los Angeles, CA based group of friends who seek to bring to life the characters, settings, and overall feel of Ocarina of Time through photography and film. Our ultimate goal is to create the characters as they would appear in reality to the best of our abilities, placing them in beautiful sceneries true to their Hyrulean counterparts, and creating elaborate photosets, as well as a film short (coming soon! Stay tuned for our Kickstarter project!).”


[Source: The Zelda Project [Deviantart]]

To check out last week’s featured Crafts ‘N Gear, here’s the link for #20: Super Mario Origami, Boo Box, Mega Man Holographic Capsule. You can find all our back episodes here.

If you’ve seen or made anything cool that you’d like to see featured, leave us a comment or send me a tweet! You just might see your name credited next week.

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