2017 was a great year for cosplay.
We featured cosplays from around Australia this year, and were constantly impressed by the standard of crafstmanship shown, from the larger-than-life armour builds to the most simple, yet effective, costumes.
To cap off a fantastic year, here's just a handful of our favourite cosplay photos from across the year, those gems where skilled photography and skilled costuming meet to create a true masterpiece.
Seen any cosplay you like this year? Share it with us in the comments!
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