When you travel all over the country documenting the skill and enthusiasm behind some of the best cosplay going, you're bound to capture a bunch of truly excellent moments. The folks behind the Cosplay Boom documentary series did exactly that and are sharing some of their favorites. Bask in the wow, won't you?

The thing that Cosplay Boom—currently fundraising for its second season— gets across is the passion that drives fans to cut, sew and craft their own costumed tributes. Not only do you see great Mass Effect or World of Warcraft cosplay, you get to hear why someone's free time went to making a standout Commander Shepard or Lightbringer get-up.

Advertisement

Amie Bosshart as Tali from Mass Effect

Blatsuura

Advertisement

From left to right: Lyz Brickley, Darshelle Stevens, Mel Hoppe, Cnidarium, Sam Skyler, and Hillary Jae

Will Morgan (WMArmory) as The Cultist from Skyrim

Advertisement

Apocalyptic Ash as Officer Jenny and Aenne Schumann as Nurse Joy from Pokemon

Best Friends Cosplay as Sailor Moon characters

Advertisement

Beth Hodgson as a Naga from World of Warcraft

CoreGeek associate as The Mad Hatter

Advertisement

CoreGeek associate as Carl Fredricksen from Up

Yaya Han as Batgirl

Advertisement

Jinx

Cosplay Py as Grand Empress Shek'zeer

Advertisement

Agents of A.I.M. costumes by Kevin Pishion

Dahlia Cortez as The Corpse Bride

Advertisement

Danielle Preston as Faora from Man of Steel and Apocalyptic Ash as Athena from Borderlands

Advertisement

Lyz Brickley

Advertisement

Katherine Erin Godden as Gozer from Ghostbusters

Nightfever Cosplay

Advertisement

AllieCat Art & Cosplay as Flemeith from Dragon Age

Punished Props as Draugr Deathlords from Skyrim

Advertisement

Pyro and Demoman

Rob Doran as Iron Man

Advertisement

Ryan Wells as Hoggle from Labyrinth

Super Milk Cosplay as Teemo from League of Legends