Zelda is more than a damsel in distress. She's more the namesake of The Legend of Zelda games. For fans, the magic-wielding princess is one of the most iconic Nintendo characters. Hence, all this cosplay!
Above is a sample of some—not all—of the best Zelda cosplay from the bowels of internet. The above gallery focuses largely on Zelda in her royal attire (her various incarnations might merit another gallery!). So as you click through, keep that in mind as you suss out who pulled off the best Zelda.