We love people who dress up as Nintendo characters, and we love them even more when they get up on stage in Japan to have a pretend fight in the final of the World Cosplay Championships. Our love for this video cannot be put into words.

Taking place in Nagoya, the Italian team of Link, Luca Buzzi, and Ganondorf, Giancarlo Di Pierro, took home the crown – or gauntlet, or whatever symbolic item is given away at a cosplay championship – with their stupendous rendition of the final battle from Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Check out the shaky footage below. The best bit is when Link's hat falls off.

[source jyadoo.s60.xrea.com]