San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Cosplay Photo Roundup
Photos: the Cosplayers of Comic-Con
San Diego Comic-Con 2012 is underway. Fans of cult, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and comics have converged in San Diego. We're keeping a running photo roundup of cosplay: all those fans who dress up as their favorite characters. Check back often, as this story will get plenty of updates.
Be honest: when you search for Comic-Con pictures, you're really searching for cosplay pictures, and that's okay-- it's one of the reasons they do it: it's (almost) as much fun for spectators as it is for the participants.
Cosplay can be funny, sexy, interpretive, hyper-realistic, or any combination thereof. Cosplay ideas come from all areas of sci-fi/fantasy/horror/anime/gaming fandom, and are by no means limited to comics.
Cosplayers to Look for at San Diego Comic-Con 2012:
- Iron Man
- Sherlock and Watson
- Captain America, Black Widow, Nick Fury from The Avengers
- Scott and Derek from MTV's Teen Wolf (and maybe a few Michael J. Fox teen wolves as well)
- Darth Vader and Boba Fett: perennial classics
- Kids dressed as the Hulk
- The 11th Doctor from Doctor Who
- Venture Brothers characters, especially The Monarch & Dr. Girlfriend
- Pikachu (you'll be amazed at the variations on this one)
- Wonder Woman
- Gender-bent super-heroes
- Batman, Bane, Catwoman, and The Joker (Heath Ledger version, naturally)
Oh, and Slave Leia.
How Many Slave Leias at Comic-Con?
If only there were a definitive Slave Leia count... This year's jelly-bean-jar guess is 411. 411 Slave Leias at SDCC 2012. We posit that the Slave Leia ranks have been thinned by Black Widow cosplayers, as well as some Dr. Girlfriends.
You are welcome to add your own SDCC cosplay photos and videos to the gallery below: we're looking for pics from pros and participants alike. This gallery will be updated throughout SDCC 2012. If you're attending, make sure to play Comic-Con Bingo.