Nerd culture, while supposedly acting as a respite for those that live on the fringes of society, can be wildly exclusive. Girls, for instance, cannot be "real" geeks  — and if we deign to argue otherwise — we're supposedly doing it to catch nerdy dick rather than just enjoying it for our own pleasure.

And if you're a plus-size woman, your road can be even bumpier with fat-shaming trolls claiming you can't rock a costume that isn't a curvy character. Yeah, It can get pretty ugly out there for ladies (or anyone whose not a cis white man, TBH), but that doesn't stop us. Check out these unapologetic plus-size cosplayers killing the geek game without any shame, 

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We think Daisy Ridley would approve.

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Lady Gandalf makes my heart sing with joy. You SHALL pass, girl.

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What a beautiful black widow!

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Voluptuous Velma is bae.

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She's the most beautiful thing in Asgard, clearly.

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Perfect plus-size princesses, FTW.

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YAS TINA, COME THROUGH.

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Don't fuck with this plus-size warrior princess.

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She puts the steam in steampunk.

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What a cute Kotori!

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A dark queen after our own hearts...

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A FIERCE Tsuki.

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What an angelic looking Elsa.

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#SquadGoals

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Hottie Harley Quinn!

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And another heart-stopping Harley.

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The amazing April.

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We think she's pretty wonderful.

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A RADIANT Raven.

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For what is a cosplay list without a cute Dr. Who curvy character?

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What a fabulous Hermoine!

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What a sweet Zelda!

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Check out these sexy Sailor Moon fans.

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