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Along with the panels and any special surprises, a big part of the fun of any big comic book convention is the fans. Some attendees travel from many miles away to visit these expos for the chance to express their passions, and – of course – many choose to do so by dressing up as their favorite characters.
So what will you get to see clicking through the images? Up top you’ll see a whole bunch of fans in various costume wear belting out “A Whole New World” from Aladdin, but there’s a whole lot more below. From a meeting between Elsa and Olaf of Frozen to gender bender versions of Boba Fett, Shredder and Captain America, there’s a lot of awesome stuff.
There’s a lot to love about comic book conventions, from the informative and entertaining panels and presentations to the presentation floors filled with all kinds of awesome toys and artifacts, but perhaps the greatest aspect of all is the fan appreciation expressed through cosplay. Die hards spend months waiting for the next con to roll around and working on heavily detailed costumes based on the looks of their favorite characters.
This year's installment of San Diego Comic-Con has wound down, but that doesn't mean it's too late to relive all the memories. Just as we did for the first three days of the convention, we've got a roundup of the best costumes, signs, and everything else worth seeing on the final day of the convention. Bonus points if you can identify most of the costumes-- it's a lot harder than it seems
Just as we did on Day 1 and Day 2, we've walked the floor to find the best costumes, props and other cool stuff brought by fans. Check out the gallery below and let us know your favorites! Keep coming back for much more Comic-Con coverage where that came from.
If day one of Comic-Con is a bit awkward as the newbies are being initiated into the fold and the veterans are preparing to nosedive back into the pool of chaotic nerdiness, day two is full on Comic-Con, any last stragglers be damned. There’s more people in costume. There’s more high profile panels, and there’s more unabashed geekiness everywhere.
The uncomfortable energy and chaos of preview night has been replaced by the exuberance of the first, full-fledged real day of Comic Con, which means real panels, more casting announcements and a rapid rise in the number of costumed attendees.
To follow up our gallery from Friday, I spent the last two days going around the Anaheim Convention Center taking more pictures of the best cosplay I could find. From Deadpool celebrating Easter and Female Captain Mal to Ewok Ted and a couple of members of Steve Zissou’s crew, there’s plenty to see in our collection below, so be sure to browse slowly!
One of the best things about any comic convention is the costumes worn by attendees. People from all walks of life attend the events and feel free to let their geek flag fly, dressing as their favorite characters from movies, television, comics…basically anything you can think of.
Growing up, many little girls imagine their wedding day will be the time when they at long last get treated like the princesses they pretend to be day in and day out. Loads of little girls do grow up to make themselves self-proclaimed princesses on their wedding day, but no one has done so as impressively as the couple who took cosplay to a whole new level of awesome with a full-on Disney themed wedding.
Many thanks to all the readers who entered our Halloween costume contest this year! We had a great time sorting through all the entries and imagining the awesome parties you were attending, either on actual Halloween last Wednesday or the weekend before. There are a lot of creative people among you, and some of these homemade costumes were so intricate and perfectly executed
Tonight is Halloween, and if you're diligent and prepared, you've long since planned your costume and may have even worn it out on Saturday night. If you're more like many of us, you are now scrambling to come up with something to wear when kids knock on your door asking for candy. If you read this site regularly you may be considering going with a movie-related costume
Tucked away in the Javits Center on the far west side of Manhattan, New York Comic Con could easily slip into the background of a city this big and chaotic... except many of the attendees are way, way too outlandish not to notice. Walking over toward the convention center you can't help but notice that the crowd is looking a little unusual
Well, folks, that's a wrap. The doors of the San Diego Convention Center have closed as yet another year of Comic Con has ended. We laughed, we cried, we waited on really long lines, but it was all for a good cause: covering the hell out of the event so all of you readers could feel like you were right there with us. The entire Cinema Blend team has returned to their respective parts of the world, but we're not quite done with Comic Con just yet.
I decided that I would find and take pictures of all Spider-Men that I could find, which joyusly lead me to a bunch of kids who were at Comic Con because they are fans of Spider-Man. Yes. I was happy
Highlights from day 2: Female slasher villains, smoking Gambit, a Fandango bag that almost got trampled, Earthworm Jim, a dog dressed as a biker on a tiny remote control motorcycle, an awesome Wolverine, an Axe Cop family, Apocalypse meeting the Dark Phoenix, He-Man sword check, Sherlock (Cumberbatch style), Coors Light Gladiator, Deadpool and the Iron Spider, and a TON of DC heroes and villains.
I woke up this morning with no idea of what Con was going to be, and now I have a better idea of what Con is going to be, but feel a little bad for being semi-attracted to an underage Pikachu (you'll see - why'd she have to make a cute face?)
San Diego Comic Con kicks off it's 2012 exhibition with Wednesday's preview night. Of course, that's not going to stop our favorite type of fans from going all out for the first night.
New York Comic Con is in full swing in midtown Manhattan, and while it's a smaller event than its sister Con in San Diego, it's still packed full of people in some of the most elaborate costumes you'll ever see. I deeply regret missing the chance to photograph the spot-on Mister T
On Sunday morning, while Kelly liveblogged the Glee panel, I took to the show floor to take one last round of costume photos, with attendees still as eager to pose and be photographed as they were on Day 1. Some highlights in this batch include a Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers couple, a lady Captain America in a very short skirt