This week's cosplay roundup here on Kotaku is mercifully short on Final Fantasy and/or Kingdom Hearts, two series that are a little, let's say, over-represented in the field.

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In their place, we've got some costumes that are way more interesting, including some stuff from Warhammer, Tekken, Kiki's Delivery Service, Lord of the Rings and even Avatar. Not the James Cameron Avatar. The other one. The good one.

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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