25 of the best genderswapped cosplayers we’ve seen

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18. Lara Croft from Tomb Raider 

Some cosplays can be difficult, only because of the intense stereotypes they bring with them. Lara Croft is definitely one of those, often seen as being a sexy femme role to play. Cosplayer Tom Braider took a masculine approach to Lara Croft and the look is truly striking.

Lara is strong, she knows how to fight, and she doesn’t really need saving from anyone but herself. What’s not to love? So it isn’t really that surprising that we, as women with so few amazing characters in our lives, don’t want men to try and take her over as well.

That being said, when done in the right way, she has the potential to be a great cosplay option for men. And he definitely hands her with grace and doesn’t mock her costume, as some cosplayers do. It shows her power and her abilities without making her a laughing stock.

Overall, we love the courage flowing from his cosplay choice and hope more male cosplayers follow suit with Lara Croft!