As usual, there was a lot of great cosplay on show around the world last week, but I'd like to specifically point out the Samara (Mass Effect) in the image above.

Yes, that's cosplay. Not a screenshot. The reason it looks so close to the "real" thing (and why this is so awesome) is that the model is Rana McAnear. Or, the lady who actually played the role of Samara for BioWare in Mass Effect 2.

You can see more of those amazing pics at Dark Stars photography (via Super Punch).

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As for the rest of this week's cosplay content, there's more Catherine (yay!), a Left 4 Dead Witch that's super creepy, a new shot of an oldie (but a goodie) from costumed superstar Omi Gibson, some Alice, some Final Fantasy IV and some Zelda.

And much, much more.

To see the larger pics in all their glory (or so you can save them as wallpaper), right-click on the "expand" icon on the main image above and select "open in new tab".

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.


You can contact Luke Plunkett, the author of this post, at plunkett@kotaku.com. You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, and lurking around our #tips page.

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