When you see an incredible cosplay like the one below (by Tasha), it's easy just to take it for granted. Yes, it's a meticulously-detailed, endlessly impressive recreation of Kerrigan from Starcraft -- but there's a ton of other stuff on the internet to ogle, so usually people stare at this kind of thing for a brief moment or two and then move on. 

But the cosplay team at SpiralCats had to work for days on end to bring you just a few seconds of eyeball bliss, and hours more for the professional photoshoot. This is nothing short of a Hollywood-caliber production that's arguably film-ready, and it takes a lot of time and talent to make this sort of thing happen. If you want more  can catch even more fascinating making-of pictures over at the SpiralCats blog, but if the site's being a bit slow, you can also check out an extended gallery over on Kotaku.