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.

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