Nobody’s born knowing. Even if sometimes the goals we set for ourselves seem unobtainable, enough dedication and hard work may finally lead to success. And these cosplay artists prove it right.

Cosplayers are sharing their then-and-now pictures of how their costumes have improved over the years. By showing their very first and the most recent attempt recreating the same characters, these guys are encouraging people not to give up on their dreams because every one of us has to start somewhere, and the beginning might not always be as satisfying as you’ve imagined. Scroll down to see the amazing cosplay evolution for yourself and don’t forget – practice makes perfect! (h/t)

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Hamilton Bubbub
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks like the real thing!!!

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Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
2 years ago

she looks animated mad skillz

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
2 years ago

Mononoke?

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Ayra
Community Member
2 years ago

Someone started early ^_^

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#5

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
2 years ago

Left side is the saddest Joker I've ever seen

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Doglova
Community Member
2 years ago

This one is my favorite. Great sense of humor!

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sunnyrei82
Community Member
2 years ago

Ah! Kagamine Rin is my favorite Vocaloid! ♥

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#8

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FABULOUS1
Community Member
2 years ago

I really like this one, and you can see how her talents developed through the years. Compared to the other ones whos only difference is they are now wearing makeup, or their boobs developed to show off more.

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#9

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Mama Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

It's amazing what makeup does to a person's face...

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#10

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Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
2 years ago

me vs my hot friend TT

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#11

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Silent Skeleton
Community Member
2 years ago

woooah this is so rad! I like how they made the chestpiece more like scaled armor rather then sequins :o)

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#12

Cosplay Evolution

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Lisa-Marie Dhondt
Community Member
2 years ago

Has she been waiting 10 years for him to show up?

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#13

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
2 years ago

I guess both are good.. She's just more in character on the right side :)

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Lisa Boutin
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm going to say the latter is professionally styled and photographed, not an actual cosplay. Looks great either way.

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NinjaCookies
Community Member
2 years ago

I like 2011 better

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#16

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
2 years ago

Inu Yasha?

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#17

Cosplay Evolution

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
2 years ago

I've always wanted to be Usagi/Sailormoon :(

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Celestial Lynx
Community Member
2 years ago

I think it's the quality of the costume that makes the biggest difference... oh, and of course the photography skill.

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Silent Skeleton
Community Member
2 years ago

This one's really cool because it was a good picture to begin with, and you can really tell the details and the improvements!

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#20

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Leonie Williams
Community Member
2 years ago

How does she make her eyes seem so much bigger and inviting? Im so awful at doing my make up I literally look worse with it on. Notice how i didnt say i look better without it!! I may not wear any but i reckon i moat def should

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#21

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Aqilah Ali
Community Member
2 years ago

the left dress's not bad actually, its gorgeous!

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#22

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Tea
Community Member
2 years ago

I want that guy to play Levi Ackerman.(never mind me)

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#23

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Rene Klootwijk
Community Member
2 years ago

Mister t?

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#24

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Eglė Liubinaitė
Community Member
2 years ago

Thresh <3 both of them look awesome for me ^^

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Abby Rexroth
Community Member
2 years ago

The right, doesn't look like a real person it looks like an anime drawing (wow)!!!

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#26

Cosplay Evolution

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Mrx Nicetomeetyou
Community Member
2 years ago

She finally painted it?

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#27

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Cherie O
Community Member
2 years ago

These are different women....

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Celestial Lynx
Community Member
2 years ago

The human-Ariel cosplay turned out better...

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#29

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Kristine Phillips
Community Member
2 years ago

2014 better

#30

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Neb
Community Member
2 years ago

I liked the 2011 better

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Mama Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

I like her makeup more in the left one.

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