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