There was a time when dressing up like your favorite World of Warcraft characters was something to be kept secret, a nerdy guilty pleasure to be done in the safety of your parents’ basement. Thankfully, times are changing and nerd culture is getting more and more prevalent. That means we get to see some of the best cosplays around at events like Comic-Con and even on Instagram.
From Marvel characters to obscure gaming references, some cosplayers go all out in putting their blood, sweat and tears into their outfits. When the results look as awesome as some of these, we can see why they’d give it their all.
Here are the 9 best cosplays ever: