WonderCon 2014: Cosplayers congregate for Anaheim genre celebration

April 19, 2014 | 2:34 p.m.
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Amy Carpenter, from left, and her husband, Brayton, sell a hat to Brisa Litke during WonderCon 2014. (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)

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Justin Hoff is dressed up as Franken Stein from "Soul Eater." (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)

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Jerry Powell attends Comic-Con International's Wondercon as Iron Man. (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)

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Freddie Nova, left, is dressed up as Angela from "Enchanted" and Mike Syfritt is dressed up as Spawn. (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)

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Jesse Olivia is dressed up as the Joker a la "The Dark Knight," left, while Levi Estrada does another take on the villain. (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)

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Jimmy Sherfy, from left, Amanda Cohen and Courtney Morelock are dressed up as "Frozen" characters. (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)

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Debra Reed channels Mystique and her husband, Travis, is Magneto. (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)

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Antero Mendonca dresses as Batman and Jazmine Perez is Nightwing. (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)

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Brad Sloan sorts through old comics from the Brad Sloan's Fine Very Fine Comics booth. (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)

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Joseph Lepore and Sarah Eowell as Marko and Alana from the comic book "Saga" on the opening day of WonderCon. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

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Hundreds of visitors in different characters and costume thronged the Anaheim Convention Center on the opening day of comic book and movie convention WonderCon. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

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Jelly Lee, 14, left, poses with Nana Rump as Black Cat and Christine Pesch as Mario character Princess Peach. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

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Jeff Campbell, 33, as Batman and his 8-year-old daughter Phoenix as Robin. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

WonderCon 2014 is underway at the Anaheim Convention Center, with cosplayers, comic book enthusiasts and genre fans flocking to the city’s convention center to check out a range of booths, panels and special programming.

Smaller in scale than July’s massive San Diego confab, Comic-Con International, WonderCon still draws movie studios and television networks eager to showcase their upcoming titles.

Saturday’s schedule included arena presentations devoted to such upcoming blockbusters as “Godzilla,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” while Friday night brought the premiere of the new animated movie, “Son of Batman,” which was followed by a Q&A with actors Jason O’ Mara, Sean Maher, Xander Berkeley and others.

COMIC-CON PHOTOS: Cosplay costumes, in all their crazy glory

Cosplay, of course, is always a big part of the scene at the annual pop culture expo that runs through Sunday, with serious cosplayers often spending months and sometimes thousands of dollars creating elaborate costumes, often more than one per convention.

Spotted at WonderCon on Saturday — Batman and Robin, Princess Peach and a Spartan warrior from “300.”

Click through the gallery above for a detailed look at the cosplayers, and check back throughout the weekend for more WonderCon coverage.

– Gina McIntyre

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