Regular Fancy Pants posts have been on a little break for a while as we recharged from a glut of events like PAX and the Tokyo Game Show. We're back as usual this week, though, and it seems the time off has worked wonders.

Why? Because for sheer quality this might be the best we've ever done. There's Eliza from Deus Ex. Two amazing female Mass Effect cosplayers. A very hunky Chesty Jake from Prince of Persia. Batman's greatest decision. Two girls from Final Fantasy making out. Two people dressed as characters from, of all games, AION.

Oh, and my favourite: Fionna, from the gender-bending episode of Adventure Time.

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Fancy Pants is a look at the world of cosplay (costume play), where people dress up as their favorite video game characters. Sometimes it works! Sometimes it...yeah.

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