I've never really thought about it, but as these photos show, a steam punk Lara Croft could be something quite special. Gritty and grimy like the current reboot? Bah! Who needs that when we've got ruffles, billowy shorts, and an old-timey jetpack!

These photos are from Meagan Marie, who is the Community & Communication Manager at Crystal Dynamics, the home of the Tomb Raider franchise. So maybe she can show them at work and say, hey work friends, do this.

Previously, Kotaku featured Marie's cosplay work—which varies from amazing to really amazing.

Here Is a First Look [Meagan Marie]

(Top photo: Victor Gamez)