As we've seen, 2014's convention calendar is getting started. So expect the quality of cosplay for the next 6 months or to so to be kicking things up a gear.

I can't stop smiling at that Saints Row group shot. And that Ninja Gaiden blood fountain...amazing.

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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.

WONDER WOMAN | Cosplayer: Ivy95

MASS EFFECT | Cosplayer: DawnArts | Photographer: Hidrico

STREET FIGHTER | Cosplayer: Masubiii | Photographer: Alex Mills

HALF-LIFE | Cosplayer: Its Raining Neon

NINJA GAIDEN | Cosplayers: YOK3Y & Zander V | Photographer: vaxzone

SAINTS ROW | Cosplayers: Nebulaluben, Sendershiseiten & Zihark | Photographer: Jesús Clares

STAR TREK | Cosplayers: Riddle1 & Yaya Han | Photographer: Benny Lee

FINAL FANTASY | Cosplayer: Priestess Shizuka | Photographer: marcinwuu

BATMAN | Cosplayers: Vani & nihilistique | Photographer: Greg De Stefano