It takes a lot of hard work, tons of imagination and a great deal of commitment to live the life of a cosplayer. This week, we're paying tribute to some of the greatest ladies in the cosplaying world in order to appreciate the efforts they put into their costumes and in portraying some of our very favorite characters ever. Check out the gallery below to see all of the great outfits. Of course, we can't totally leave out the fellas, so check out some extra masculine, badass characters peppered throughout the gallery!

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All photos were shot by the very talented Martin Wong. Follow this link to see more of his work and to follow his moves as photographs things on his adventures.

Andy Rae Cosplay as Death Knight (World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King)

Lindsay Elyse and Jessica Nigri as Blood Elf Priest and Blood Elf Rogue (World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade)

Monika Lee as Ada Wong (Resident Evil series)

Katybear as Danger Girl

Lindsay Elyse and Jessica Nigri as Navi and Link (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

Danquish as Yaiba (Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z)

Jessica Nigri as Miss Monday (Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z)

Luna Lovely Cosplay as Gou Matsuoka (Free!)

Junkers Cosplay Inc. as Guts (Berserk)

Crystal Graziano as Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell)