HDR photography may make everybody involved look like giant action figures, but I'll be damned if it doesn't also take very pretty pictures.

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I'm speaking about the BioShock Infinite picture here, which while making their faces look weird, really makes the fabric on those costumes pop, where we might otherwise have overlooked it!

As for the rest, well...those headline pics up top sure are dark. Sorry if you wanted to start your week with sunshine, you'll find cheerier pics below!

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Fancy Pants is Kotaku's weekly round-up of the best in video game cosplay (costume play), where fans dress up as their favourite characters.

Street Fighter | Cosplayer | Photographer

Final Fantasy | Cosplayer | Photographer

Final Fantasy | Cosplayer, Cosplayer | Photographer

Mass Effect | Cosplayer | Photographer

Darkstalkers | Cosplayer

BioShock Infinite | Cosplayer, Cosplayer

Attack On Titan | Cosplayer, Cosplayer, Cosplayer

Tomb Raider | Cosplayer