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?

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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.

Amie Bosshart as Tali from Mass Effect

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Blatsuura

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

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Will Morgan (WMArmory) as The Cultist from Skyrim

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

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Best Friends Cosplay as Sailor Moon characters

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Beth Hodgson as a Naga from World of Warcraft

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CoreGeek associate as The Mad Hatter

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CoreGeek associate as Carl Fredricksen from Up

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Yaya Han as Batgirl

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Jinx

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Cosplay Py as Grand Empress Shek'zeer

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

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Dahlia Cortez as The Corpse Bride

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

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Lyz Brickley

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Katherine Erin Godden as Gozer from Ghostbusters

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Nightfever Cosplay

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AllieCat Art & Cosplay as Flemeith from Dragon Age

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Punished Props as Draugr Deathlords from Skyrim

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Pyro and Demoman

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Rob Doran as Iron Man

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Ryan Wells as Hoggle from Labyrinth

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Super Milk Cosplay as Teemo from League of Legends