You know that feeling you get when you ride a roller coaster? The breathless anticipation, followed by the shrieking joy and terror as you plummet down to the bottom? That’s the feeling I get when I ride the pen in Super Fancy Pants Adventure, an action-packed sidescrolling platformer.
Guys and gals, it's been a fun three years, but Kotaku's coverage of cosplay has outgrown a mere weekly roundup.
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.
Some of the hihglights from this week's roundup: a Digimon reunion, vintage Lara Croft, some Attack on Titan and, for those prone to burst into song spontaneously, Frozen.
What's in store for this week's cosplay roundup? Well, we've got some Mass Effect. Some Attack on Titan. Some Kiki's Delivery Service (yes!), some Castlevania, some Alice. And of course, it wouldn't be complete without someone dressed as Elizabeth from BioShock Infinite.
Persona 3 cosplay. Assassin's Creed IV cosplay. Star Wars cosplay. Hobbit cosplay. All these, and more, on this week's instalment of FANY PANTS *cue delightfully up-beat TV intro music*.
I wonder if Irrational's artists had future cosplay potential in mind when they designed the character of Elizabeth. Because whether in her Columbia or Rapture outfits, she's fast becoming as popular as Final Fantasy and Zelda when it comes to dressing up.
Growing up in Russia in the 1980s and 90s, Dimitri Seizef was inspired by all kinds of dark, moody and dystopian fiction, from video games to movies to comic books. No wonder then that he's carried that love through to his cosplay business.
And so 2013 draws to a close. We've seen a ton of amazing cosplay in our weekly Fancy Pants feature, but what you're about to see is the very best of it.
There is cosplay, and then there is...well, we might need a word that goes beyond cosplay for this.
I feel like I'm about to sit down and watch a performance of Fifth Element: The Musical, this cosplay is that good. Which I'm not, because that doesn't actually exist, and why the hell does that not exist, anyway?
Yup. Powerpuff girls cosplay. We can all pack up and go home now.
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…
Come on, Poison! We were keeping things heroic, and dignified, and then you had to go and do that thing you do.
I like to keep the cosplay related to video games where I can on Fancy Pants, but some days - or even some weeks - you've got to make exceptions. The week that included Halloween is one such exception.
That's some fine BioShock cosplay they've got going on there, both Elizabeth and...Booker's Hand.
HDR photography may make everybody involved look like giant action figures, but I'll be damned if it doesn't also take very pretty pictures.