Photographs of cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con!

Post-Apocalyptic Super Mario Brothers cosplay at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.
Post-Apocalyptic Super Mario Brothers cosplay at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.

The tradition of cosplay–costume play– during San Diego Comic-Con is alive and well! As proof, I offer these cool photos that I took today!

I was completely blown away by the lengths fans will go to create the fantastic likeness of a favorite fictional character. How many of these characters do you recognize?

Many pop culture fans attending San Diego Comic-Con engage in cosplay--wearing costumes depicting characters from comic books, movies, television shows and video games.
I see Iron Fist coming up the stairs!  Many pop culture fans attending San Diego Comic-Con engage in cosplay–wearing costumes depicting characters from comic books, movies, television shows and video games.
A fantastic cosplay of Elemental HERO Avian of Yu-Gi-Oh!
A fantastic cosplay of Elemental HERO Avian of Yu-Gi-Oh!
Cosplay of an armored player in the popular video game Halo.
Cosplay of an armored player in the popular video game Halo.
Ghostbusters cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con.
Ghostbusters cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con.
Cosplay of a sinister character from the Star Wars universe, Darth Revan.
Cosplay of a sinister character from the Star Wars universe, Darth Revan.
Cosplay enthusiasts stand by during a local television interview outside San Diego Comic-Con.
Cosplay enthusiasts stand by during a local television interview outside 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.
As I sauntered down a Gaslamp sidewalk, Bane refused to let me pass! Just some of the fun at 2016 Comic-Con.
As I sauntered down a Gaslamp sidewalk, Bane refused to let me pass! Just some of the fun at 2016 Comic-Con.
Hulk must be hungry, because now he'll smash for food!
Hulk must be hungry, because now he’ll smash for food!
Cosplay of Bombshell Batwoman, from a line of new comic books published by DC Comics. The stories take place during World War II.
Cosplay of Bombshell Batwoman, from a line of new comic books published by DC Comics. The stories take place during World War II.
An elaborate cosplay of Loki, a favorite Marvel supervillain.
An elaborate cosplay of Loki, a favorite Marvel supervillain.
While I can't identify many of the characters that walk by during Comic-Con, I definitely enjoy the creativity.
While I can’t identify many of the characters that walk by during Comic-Con, I definitely enjoy the creativity.
This guy informed me his cosplay is the Borderlands character Krieg the Psycho.
This guy informed me his cosplay is the Borderlands character Krieg the Psycho.
Krypto, Superman's faithful super dog, has made a new friend at San Diego Comic-Con!
Krypto, Superman’s faithful super dog, has made a new friend at San Diego Comic-Con!
People engaged in cosplay pose for a photo. They are characters from the game Moba Legends.
People engaged in fun cosplay pose for a photo. They are characters from the game Moba Legends.
This guy just decided to invent a cool character with creepy steampunk elements for Comic-Con.
This guy just decided to invent a unique character with creepy steampunk elements for Comic-Con.
Cosplay outside 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, depicting characters from the blockbuster television show Game of Thrones.
Cosplay outside 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, depicting characters from the blockbuster television show Game of Thrones.
Cosplay of Storm, a fan favorite member of the X-Men.
Cosplay of Storm, a fan favorite member of the X-Men.
Cosplay of Green Arrow, DC hero and member of the Justice League.
Cosplay of Green Arrow, DC superhero and member of the Justice League.
An awesome, very elaborate cosplay of Super Shredder, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
An awesome, very elaborate cosplay of Super Shredder, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
I learned these elegant ladies are the Clowns of the Galaxy, with their red-haired Robot. Never heard of them! Looks to me like they were simply having a great time at Comic-Con!
I learned these elegant ladies are the Clowns of the Galaxy, with their red-haired Robot. Never heard of them! Looks to me like they were simply having a great time at Comic-Con!
A big smile. Cosplay of Gamora, of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
A big smile. Cosplay of Gamora, of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

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