Where would conventions be without the incredible costumes? There is something magical about seeing your favorite hero or villain standing in front of you in 3D. Costuming has come a long way since my very first comic book convention in the 1980s. The talented folks behind many of the costumes you’ll see below spent months toiling over hundreds of screen shots and concept art to make their creations look as realistic as possible. I’ll go out on a limb and say that conventions wouldn’t be what they are today (see: awesome) without the hard work and dedication of these creative misfits.
Cosplay is all about being super-creative, crafting a costume, and dressing up like you always wished you could when you were a little kid (I always got stuck wearing some bizarre creation my mom made out of tin foil… true story). Due it’s massive size, some of the best cosplay on Earth can be seen within the hallowed halls of Comic-Con. To honor the folks that make our favorite conventions what they are, we figured we’d highlight some of the coolest cosplay we got a chance to see this year. Nice work everyone! Keep an eye out for Holly Conrad, Jessica Nigri, Allegra Clark, Ashley Eckstein and more!