It's Ladies Night Here on Kotaku's Cosplay Roundup

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Every week, I try to feature as many male video game cosplayers in this roundup as I can. It's good to balance things out!

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But this week, there's an imbalance in the force. Well, a greater one than normal, given the fact top-shelf cosplay (at least when it comes to video games) is usually dominated by the ladies anyway. There just weren't many quality dudes on show.

So aside from the awesome Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach) here, everyone else in this week's gallery is rocking a female character.

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That means we get the usual suspects like Poison and Final Fantasy characters, but also some Dragon Age, Portal and Metal Gear Solid as well.

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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DISCUSSION

"everyone else in this week's gallery is rocking a female character."

Link is not a female character. Link has never been a female character. I can't think of any other character who is so consistently cosplayed by the wrong gender. I do not understand it.

Either a lot of girls really love the game (but then why not cosplay Zelda?), or a lot of people think Link is named Zelda, and assume he's female (but then why cosplay a game you've obviously never played?)

Can anyone explain this trend to me? It's becoming a pet peeve.