With the advent of Tanya’s “Nude Raider” photos, a little controversy has sparked on deviantART’s Tomb Raider groups: some cosplayers, such as Jenn Croft, who take a stand against nude Lara representations have removed themselves and their photos from any groups who choose to accept such provocative representations of Lady Croft. Those who tend to reject Nude Raider affiliations cite Toby Gard’s, the creator of Lara, issue with Lara being overly-sexualized.
In regards to this blog, I try to keep all postings within the PG-13 rating. That said, a well-done Lara nude doesn’t bother me in the slightest. My biggest issue when it comes to sexy Lara images is how poorly done they tend to be; I don’t think Tanya’s photos fall into that category.
What’s your stance on Nude Raider in gaming, art, and cosplay?