If you head along to almost any major gaming or pop-culture expo you'll likely see plenty of cosplay, whether it's the efforts of keen fans or those entering official competitions. Faithfully recreating the look of favourite characters is more than a fun diversion for some, of course, but rather a way of life.

At the top level cosplay is expensive and time-consuming, but for those involved it can also be hugely rewarding. The effort on show can be truly admirable.

A Legend of Zelda-themed blog post over on DeviantArt does a fantastic job of showing off some of the best examples dedicated to the franchise; below are some of our favourites.


Adella

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tealepirate

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Kaira27

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neko-tin

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GeniMonster

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fiathriel

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2Dismine

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Mystery-Zelda

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Rei-Suzuki

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SophieRiis

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Rinachur

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nwpark

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Let us know what you think of these and be sure to check out the full gallery at the link below.

[via techgnotic.deviantart.com]