Cool cosplay and crazy fun outside Comic-Con!

Madoka Magica cosplay at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.
Madoka Magica cosplay at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.

Here comes a huge load of fun photos! It’s Thursday, and 2016 San Diego Comic-Con is as cool, wonderful and crazy as ever. Check out some of what I saw outside the convention center. Lots of cool cosplay and simply insane…well…you have to see for yourself.

Thursday outside San Diego Comic-Con. Crowds of pop culture fans can be seen all around the convention center and Gaslamp Quarter.
Thursday outside San Diego Comic-Con. Crowds of pop culture fans can be seen all around the convention center and Gaslamp Quarter.
Fun and often unusual cosplay can be seen everywhere during San Diego Comic-Con. This insanely popular, internationally famous event is quite a spectacle!
Fun and often unusual cosplay can be seen everywhere during San Diego Comic-Con. This insanely popular, internationally famous event is quite a spectacle!
Cool cosplay of Kenan Kong, the new Chinese Superman!
Cool cosplay of Kenan Kong, the new Chinese Superman!
These tough-looking pirates are promoting Sea of Thieves, an upcoming video game for the Xbox.
These tough-looking pirates are promoting Sea of Thieves, an upcoming video game for the Xbox.
I spotted Flash and Supergirl ambling slowly along during San Diego Comic-Con. It appears Supergirl is getting an urgent communication from the Justice League Watchtower.
I spotted Flash and Supergirl ambling slowly along during San Diego Comic-Con. It appears Supergirl is getting an urgent communication from the Justice League Watchtower.
And here I see Captain America is receiving an urgent summons from Avengers Mansion. Hopefully there are enough superheroes assembled in San Diego to save the world.
And here I see Captain America is receiving an urgent summons from Avengers Mansion. Hopefully there are enough superheroes assembled in San Diego to save the cosmos.
Some futuristic cosmetics were being tested by stylish Comic-Con fans at this Star Trek venue at Children's Park.
Some futuristic cosmetics were being tested by stylish Comic-Con fans at this Star Trek venue at Children’s Park.
Unfortunately, the transporter seemed to be out of order. Where is Scotty when you need him? I didn't want to have my molecules scrambled and misplaced today, so I hurriedly moved on.
Unfortunately, the transporter seemed to be out of order. Where is Scotty when you need him? I didn’t want to have my molecules scrambled and misplaced today, so I hurriedly moved on.
Rick and his pals from Adult Swim were spotted in San Diego near the entrance to Nerd HQ.
Rick and his pals from Adult Swim were spotted in San Diego near the entrance to Nerd HQ.
Wario, Waluigi and Batman have teamed up for 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. At least they did for a moment or two while people snapped photos.
Wario, Waluigi and Batman have teamed up for 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. At least they did for a moment or two while people snapped photos.
Not sure about this cool cosplay. Maybe someone reading this blog can provide an illuminating comment.
Not sure about this cool cosplay. Maybe someone reading this blog can provide an illuminating comment.
KFC had very unusual Colonel Sanders artwork outside Comic-Con like last year. The funny sculptures also serve as Wi-Fi hotspots.
KFC had very unusual Colonel Sanders artwork outside Comic-Con like last year. The funny sculptures also serve as Wi-Fi hotspots.
When you're a Star Wars Stormtrooper, you need a really, really big baseball cap!
When you’re a Star Wars Stormtrooper, you need a really, really big baseball cap!
Have you seen Larten Crepsley? He seems to be running loose at San Diego Comic-Con.
Have you seen Larten Crepsley? He seems to be running loose at San Diego Comic-Con.
Now we're in for it. A serious super villain. Seems Joker just escaped from Arkham Asylum. I wonder if he got all those new tattoos in there.
Now we’re in for it. A serious super villain. Seems Joker just escaped from Arkham Asylum. I wonder if he got all those new tattoos in there.
No worries! Batman is nearby! So are a couple of Robins. And so is Glenn the Frog from the old video game Chrono Trigger.
No worries! Batman is nearby! So are a couple of Robins. And so is Glenn the Frog from the old video game Chrono Trigger.
The Interactive Zone at Petco Park was ready to rock on Thursday and packed with Comic-Con fans!
The Interactive Zone at Petco Park was ready to rock on Thursday and packed with Comic-Con fans!
A lovely Ghostbuster was posing by ECTO-4 for a SONY promotion of Ghostbusters. I feel safer already.
A lovely Ghostbuster was posing by ECTO-4 for a SONY promotion of Ghostbusters. I feel safer already.
Lots of people were being videoed while playing Pie Face, which is a Hasbro game. Most every face ended up with whipped cream.
Lots of people were being videoed while playing Pie Face, which is a Hasbro game. Most every face ended up with whipped cream.
Ever wonder where Jack in the Box tacos come from? This might be the explanation. That undead employee at the drive-through window proved hard to kill. (Okay, Jack--just kidding. I might be one of your biggest customers at Hazard Center!)
Ever wonder where Jack in the Box tacos come from? This might be the explanation. That undead employee at the drive-through window proved hard to kill. (Okay, Jack–just kidding. I might be one of your biggest customers at Hazard Center!)
The undead had also taken over a ship behind the convention center! I guess they walked aboard when no one was looking.
The undead had also taken over a ship behind the convention center! I guess they walked aboard the Abigail when no one was looking.
Hopefully zombies can't swim. Because a couple somehow found themselves in this small boat in San Diego Bay.
Hopefully zombies can’t swim. Because a couple somehow found themselves in this small boat in San Diego Bay.
At Entertainment Weekly's Con-X, the upcoming fantasy action adventure movie Kubo and the Two Strings was being promoted by some super friendly people. Looks pretty cool!
At Entertainment Weekly’s Con-X, the upcoming fantasy action adventure movie Kubo and the Two Strings was being promoted by some super friendly people. Looks pretty cool!
Check it out! An awesomely cool Jabba the Hutt sculpture at Con-X. It was created by Gentle Giant Studios.
Check it out! An awesomely cool Jabba the Hutt sculpture at Con-X. It was created by Gentle Giant Studios.
It's lunch time for Jabba the Hutt. Looks to me like he needs to go on a diet.
It’s lunch time for Jabba the Hutt. Looks to me like he needs to go on a diet.
Schick is at Con-X giving free shaves. Now that is some close attention!
Schick is at Con-X giving free shaves. Now that is some close attention!
I found a silent, thoughtful man built of red Legos just sitting on a bench at Con-X. The Art of the Brick is coming soon to San Diego's Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Cool!
I found a silent, thoughtful man built of red Legos just sitting on a bench at Con-X. The Art of the Brick is coming soon to San Diego’s Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Cool!
Alice and the Mad Hatter invited me for tea, but it was pretty warm outside Comic-Con, so I declined.
Alice and the Mad Hatter invited me for tea, but it was pretty warm outside Comic-Con, so I declined.
Little Mermaid cosplay. She's accompanies by Flounder. Did she arise from San Diego Bay? I'm walking back along the water toward the Hilton.
Little Mermaid cosplay. She’s accompanied by Flounder. Did she arise from San Diego Bay? I’m walking back along the water toward the Hilton.
For a few minutes I checked out Comic-Con HQ, which provides streaming video of all the Comic-Con goodness.
For a few minutes I checked out Comic-Con HQ, which provides streaming video of all the Comic-Con goodness.
A collectible figurine of Heavy, from Team Fortress 2, on display at Comic-Con HQ.
A collectible figurine of Heavy, from Team Fortress 2, on display at Comic-Con HQ.
These guys walking through the Comic-Con HQ area were in steampunk costumes--no particular character.
These guys walking through the Comic-Con HQ area were in steampunk costumes–no particular character.
I haven't a clue who these big fuzzy critters are. Do you know?
I haven’t a clue who these big fuzzy critters are. Do you know?
An excellent cosplay of Madame Vastra from Dr. Who.
An excellent cosplay of Madame Vastra from Dr. Who.
Back beside the Hard Rock Hotel, hordes of fans were waiting in line to check out the Suicide Squad.
Back beside the Hard Rock Hotel, hordes of fans were waiting in line to check out the Suicide Squad.
A unicorn outside San Diego Comic-Con holds some signs that promote KPBS programming.
A unicorn outside San Diego Comic-Con holds some signs that promote KPBS programming.
Oh, noooo! It's Sharknado, AGAIN! Syfy's promotional mayhem in the Gaslamp is as crazy as ever.
Oh, noooo! It’s Sharknado, AGAIN! Syfy’s promotional mayhem in the Gaslamp is as crazy as ever.
Last year it was Uncle Sams on stilts. In 2016, it's a bunch of Elvises. Or is that Elvi? Those sharks seem unstoppable.
Last year it was Uncle Sams on stilts. In 2016, it’s a bunch of Elvises. Or is that Elvi? Those sharks seem unstoppable.
Hey Elvis! Why are you pointing at me? You seem to be the one with the gnawing problem.
Hey Elvis! Why are you pointing at me? You seem to be the one with the gnawing problem.
A cosplay Aquaman and Mera have paused to talk to a knight who is accompanied by a green-skinned damsel. Perhaps you can identify the latter two characters.
A cosplay Aquaman and Mera have paused to talk to a knight who is accompanied by a green-skinned damsel. Perhaps you can identify the latter two characters.
I learned this cosplay is from The Witcher, a popular video game. Awesome!
I learned this cosplay is from The Witcher, a popular video game. Awesome!
I don't fear you! Not you, Scarecrow! Because I know numerous Batmans are nearby.
I don’t fear you! Not you, Scarecrow! Because I know numerous Batmans are nearby.
Doc Brown of Back to the Future is looking for Marty. He's either lost in the crowd or somewhere in time.
Doc Brown of Back to the Future is looking for Marty. He’s either lost in the crowd or somewhere in time.
Another KFC hotspot. Would you like this deep fried?
Another KFC hotspot. Would you like this deep fried?
More zany goodness was parading around the Gaslamp. Syfy's PaTrolli Street Team had some of the most fun, weirdly awesome costumes.
More zany goodness was parading around the Gaslamp. Syfy’s PaTrolli Street Team had some of the most fun, weirdly awesome costumes.
Some of that weirdly awesome cosplay approaches, coming up Fifth Avenue.
Some of that weirdly awesome cosplay approaches, coming up Fifth Avenue.
Yeah, I admit it. You, dude, whatever-you-call-yourself, are weirdly awesome.
Yeah, I admit it. You, dude, whatever-you-call-yourself, are weirdly awesome.

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