What Would Your Favorite Video Game Character Look Like in Real Life?

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Cosplayer: Yaya Han, Photographer: David Ng

Cosplayer: Yaya Han, Photographer: David Ng

Haven’t you always dreamed of standing side by side with your favorite video game character? Wouldn’t you want to see this character in action, with your own eyes? Well, that can be done (ish)! Cosplayers from around the globe are constantly upping their game to become more and more like their favorite characters from their video games, and in the following list, you can see these guys shine in all of their splendor.

Paoletta P. Pasi, Liara from Mass Effect


Photographer: Cesare Marino

The detail on the back of this person’s head is out of this world! I have no idea how they did it, but it looks absolutely amazing.

Videros, Adam Jensen from Deus Ex


Photographer: Andy K.

Adam Jensen is a badass and this guy right here is a portraying him so well. With his future pants, his fancy jacket and his iconic sunglasses, he’s ready to knock some people out.

Inky Link, Dark Link from Legend of Zelda


Photographer: The Real Link

Absolute darkness never looked so damn good. If you see this devil spawn on your path, it’s recommended that you run and cry for help.

Natasha “Purblind”, Jinx from League of Legends


Photographer: Joe Huang, Viewtiful Design

This loose cannon looks like she’s ready to whip out her rocket launcher and wreak some havoc. But she’s allowed to be crazy! She’s got a doctor’s note.

Si Spencer, Commander Shepard from Mass Effect


Photographer: Little Blonde Goth

Not only is this some sweet cosplaying right here, but this is Spencer’s first cosplay. Go ahead, slow clap it for this guy.

Eric Smith, Master Chief from Halo

Photographer: Blue Realm Studios

Most Master Chief cosplays are decent at best, but this one takes the cake. It only takes the cake because this cosplayer actually bought this armor. Not making your own costume is sometimes looked down upon, but nevertheless, this is pretty sweet.

Lee “Fevereon”, Ezio Auditore da Firenze from Assassin’s Creed Revelations


Photographer: Fev Studios

So I know most people think of the younger Ezio, so it’s rare when you see someone pull off a phenomenal aged version of the character. This cosplayer did such an excellent job. It is so well done.

Giulio Nardozzi, Dante from DmC: Devil May Cry


Photographer: Gianluca Fiore

Nardozzi might as well be Dante’s twin. With his rebellion at hand, he’s ready to cut up some demons and send them back from whence they came.

Ryan Rasmussen, Soldier from Team Fortress 2


Photographer: Alex Tkatcheva

This Soldier costume dominates every other cosplay. ‘Nuff said.

PixelNinja, Samus Aran from the Metroid series

Doing this kind of cosplay is extremely tough because of everyone really wants the armor to look as real as possible, but Ms. PixelNinja worked with what she had, and it turned out to be just fine.

Meg Turney, Lara Croft

Most cosplayers do Lara Croft with the huge breast and the short shorts, but Turney cosplayed as the latest design of Lara Croft, and that’s a design I like so much more.

I love video games so so much. They play such a huge role in my life, and seeing these artists bring my favorite characters to life makes me so damn happy. If only they could destroy demons or aliens or bandits, then that’d make them 200% more badass.