I know, we end up posting a lot of Final Fantasy cosplay here on Fancy Pants, but that's mostly because there's just so damn much of it. It's rare that a Final Fantasy cosplayer can really stop me dead in my tracks, though, so hats off to neko-tin with this amazing Lighting Returns outfit, which is highlight of this week's collection of the best in cosplay.

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People often make fun of Final Fantasy's recent obsession with detail and buckles, but nailing that stuff here only makes this cosplay all the more impressive.

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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.


CATWOMAN | Cosplayer: Its-Raining-Neon | Photographer: AshB Images

FINAL FANTASY XIII: LIGHTNING RETURNS | Cosplayer: neko-tin | Photographer: Pavel Tarbaev

STAR TREK | Cosplayer: TheBird-TheBee | Photographer: Anna Fischer

TOMB RAIDER | Cosplayers: Alexis & Noémie | Photographer: http://md-arts.deviantart.com/art/Surprise-M…

WARHAMMER 40K | Cosplayer: Alberti | Photographer: Eugeny Nakryshsky

LINEAGE II | Cosplayer: Neko Neko | Photographer: oShadowButterflyo