This Mortal Kombat shot is above and beyond what you normally expect when you think "cosplay photograph". That's because Cosplay photographer Alexander Vasiliev is not here to screw around.

His Kitana versus Jade image leads the way this week in our round-up of Western cosplay, which also features people dressed to the nines as characters from Team Fortress 2, World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy X-2 and, believe it or not, Dance Central.

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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.


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