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.
Below are my favourite cosplay photos from 2013. Most are here because of a combination of an incredible photo and world-class outfits, but some have made it by excelling at just one of those.
FINAL FANTASY XIII: LIGHTNING RETURNS | Cosplayer: neko-tin | Photographer:Pavel Tarbaev
BIOSHOCK INFINITE | Cosplayer: ver1sa | Photographer: EnvytheOne
CASTLEVANIA | Cosplayer: Meagan Marie | Photographer: Benny Lee
SKYRIM | Cosplayer: WindoftheStars | Photographer: BGZ Studios
LORD OF THE RINGS | Cosplayer: Red Dragon Lord
FINAL FANTASY| Cosplayer: NarcissPuppet | Photographer: ONE-Photographie
METAL GEAR SOLID | Cosplayer: Rick Boer | Photographer: Cynthia Veekens
TOMB RAIDER | Cosplayer: Noémie | Photographer: MD Arts
THE LAST OF US | Cosplayer: Emma Franks | Photographer: Adrian Britton
DARKSTALKERS | Cosplayer: Lindze | Photographer: Allison Rose
BORDERLANDS 2 | Cosplayers: ThelemaTherion, Zihark-cosplay, ivettepuig, DawnArts & Nebulaluben | Photographer: Hidrico
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA | Cosplayer: Malindachan | Photographer: Joseph Chi Lin
LUIGI | Cosplayer: Nintentoys