Expos Bring Out The Best In Cosplayers

Anime Expo 2011 isn't just about anime. It's an excuse to dress up as all kinds of characters, and at this year's event, the video game cosplayers were out in force.

Most of the shots in this week's cosplay roundup were taken at the event, held in Los Angeles at the same venue E3 is held at. Being such a big show, these are some of the best cosplay pics you'll see all year.

And those shots not from AX 2011? There are some from France's Japan Expo 2011, which is no slouch when it comes to the cosplay either.

From Zelda to Xenosaga, Tekken to Final Fantasy, everything here is of the highest order. Even the Princess Mononoke shot, dominated by furries as it is, should be horrifying, but is instead very impressive.

To see the larger pics in all their glory, either click the "expand" icon on the gallery screen or right click and "open link in new tab".

Fancy Pants is a look at the world of cosplay (costume play), where people dress up as their favourite video game characters. Sometimes it works! Sometimes it...yeah.

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    Transgender Link? NOOOOOOOOO

      Whats with all the female links? I'm not complaining. But its just weird.

    That last Link,well,i don't think i will be able to feel the same about Link again.

    *WOOF* Sexay girl link.

    where do these women who dress as Link and Jade actually *live*?? I refuse to believe they exist in this realm.

    I'm sorry guys, but the overall shape of that Hylian Shield is totally wrong. I call that cosplay a fail.

    Female link is hawt...god damn I am confused right now...

    You just ruined Zelda for me and now I'll spend the rest of my gaming life questioning my sexuality.


    "Hey Link, it's dangerous out there. Take THIS Master Sword!"


    "OW my chauvinistic penis! WHYYYY?!"


    Wha? You've never seen a female link before? I'd say that 60% of Link cosplayers are female and most of them are gorgeous.

    Also, no need to feel disturbed: instead of thinking that you are becoming infatuated with a male character, think that you are becoming infatuated with a beautiful girl who is such a big enough fan of a game you love, that she would dress as its protagonist.

    I'd play her ocarina anytime. ;)

    Mmmmmm. Thats the first time I've ever wanted to have sex with Link.

    Just to be different Im gunna say the Portal 2 ones were awesome!

      Good choice

    There's always a Cloud....


    Wow, Link's a cutie. Also, women make the best Clouds. Funny that.

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