The world of cosplay is a wonderful place to enjoy the unadulterated love of geek culture. In the past several decades it's seen such a rise in popularity that fans have taken to adopting fresh ways to express their love, putting new spins and flourishes on character aesthetics that sometimes even defy their original design. In that spirit, let's take a moment to enjoy some of the beautiful genderbending cosplay across the web, from young men and women who love video games enough to challenge gender binary itself.
(Of course, these "genderbent" costumes are based on traditional concepts of gender roles and aesthetics but we appreciate the sentiment all the same! Read on!)
10. Female Vincent Valentine (Final Fantasy VII)
While we've taken careful steps to make sure we credit the model and photographer for each entry in this series, sadly, the cosplayer for this image is unknown. If you know who she is, sound off in the comments! Photo by AquelaConeja.
9. Female Bowser, Male Peach, Female Mario, Male Daisy, Female Luigi, Female Waluigi (Super Mario Bros.)