Cosplay photos have a reputation for looking epic -- but have you ever wondered how the photos are created?
According to AcidCow, the images might look amazing when they're done but the road to getting there is not an easy one.
For instance, a photo of a cosplayer hugging someone and patting their head might look real in the close-up shot but it could be the cosplayer caressing a wig as seen above.
Besides, the props, the angles, lighting and so much more goes into the process of creating these epic photos.
Browse through the gallery to see how cosplayers achieve these amazing images.