Comic-Con 2013 photos: Cosplay costumes, in all their crazy glory

July 19, 2013 | 2:45 p.m.
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Chester Bennington from the band Linkin Park performs at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards in 2012. The band will headline the mtvU Fandom Awards at Comic-Con on July 24, 2014. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

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Derek Bond as the Joker and Melanie Watson as Catwoman in front of the San Diego Convention Center on the second full day of Comic-Con. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

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Angie Rodriguez (dressed as Two Face from Batman) leads Jonathon Antone (dressed as Scarecrow from Batman) by a rope necklace in front of the San Diego Convention Center on the second full day of Comic-Con. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

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Holly and Will Blagg of Apple Valley, Calif., in front of the San Diego Convention Center on the second full day of Comic-Con. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

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Zombie Dino attacks Christina Peredia (dressed as Rogue) in front of the San Diego Convention Center on the second full day of Comic-Con. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

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Briana Roecks of Los Angeles is one of the many people who attended Comic-Con in costume. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

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Father and son Dave and Jeff Teal of San Diego. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

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Stephan and Heather Reese of South Pasadena. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

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Kiesi Campbell, from left, Agnela Darbellay of San Francisco, Karli Campbell, April Campbell and Karol Campbell. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

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Two of the many people who attended Comic-Con in costume. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

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Christopher Meehan, 13, left, Patrick Meehan, Ryan Meehan, 12, and Charlott Meehan, 8.(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

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Garrett Henry of Semi Valley and John Plocharczyle. (Kirk McKoy/ Los Angeles Times)

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Brittany Fonseca, right, and Mae Twiggs of Matika, Calif. (Kirk McKoy/ Los Angeles Times)

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Grant Thompson and Suki Berry from San Diego. (Kirk McKoy/ Los Angeles Times)

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Julia Welden, left, and Alison Chalker of Mountain View, Calif. (Kirk McKoy/ Los Angeles Times)

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Arnette Garcia and Alex Lechuga of El Paso, Texas . (Kirk McKoy/ Los Angeles Times)

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Stephanie Flynn of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (Kirk McKoy/ Los Angeles Times)

Spandex-wearing superheroes, helmeted space troopers, sword-wielding warriors and plodding robots have once again descended on San Diego for Comic-Con International, where scores of fanboys and fangirls can always be counted on to show off their creative cosplay.

The pageantry includes faithful re-creations of major and minor characters from comics, TV shows and movies, as well as personalized interpretations that are alternately humorous, sexed-up or just plain idiosyncratic.

Comic-Con spokesman David Glanzer likened cosplay to Halloween for grown-ups and told Hero Complex, “One of the cool things, certainly about Comic-Con anyway, is when you wear a costume, you get to be that character.”

FULL COVERAGE: San Diego Comic-Con 2013

Another cool thing about Comic-Con: No reference is too obscure. “You may wear a costume that nobody else knows what it is, or you don’t think they do,” Glanzer said, “but at Comic-Con with 130,000 people, there’ll probably be someone else who totally understands your costume and totally gets it.”

Check out the gallery above for a sampling of Comic-Con’s eye-catching cosplayers.

– Oliver Gettell and Noelene Clark

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One Response to Comic-Con 2013 photos: Cosplay costumes, in all their crazy glory

  1. Sean Young says:

    Hey dude!!! Its nice to see that the Comic Con can easily recognize and understand the need of a people…I am also going to organize a cosplay theme party at my home in a coming weekend…Thanks for sharing the post with us…

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