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Best of Comic-Con cosplay: Sexy, silly, and strange costumes amuse and surprise at San Diego Comic-Con 2013

Best of Comic-Con cosplay: Sexy, silly, and strange costumes amuse and surprise at San Diego Comic-Con 2013

With a week gone by since the start of the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con, it’s time to look back at the highlights of the mega-event, beginning with the best of cosplay. Arguably the most entertaining part of the Comic-Con experience, people watching is elevated to an extreme with thousands of event attendees arriving dressed as their favorite characters in elaborate, homemade costumes.

Whether completely in disguise as Optimus Prime or nearly naked as Slave Leia, costumes command attention even amidst a sea of celebrities and eye-catching exhibits. And every year, we make sure to fix our lenses on the best that we see, from outfits that are seriously sexy to completely crazy and everything in between.

The video below spotlights some of the best costumes seen at Comic-Con this year, also including a few interesting sights around the convention, including the impressive booth for The Walking Dead, official Assassin’s Creed 4 characters, and even a special appearance by Stan Lee and his World of Heroes.


Best of San Diego Comic-Con 2013 cosplay


This year, I even decided to go all out with my own costume, cosplaying as Inspector Gadget:

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 - Day 3

I received a LOT of praise for the hard work I put into my Gadget costume, which included a rotating red light on top of the hat, handcuffed Dr. Claw arm (which I picked up on Etsy) and working Go Go Gadget arm that surprised everyone I showed it to.

While in costume, I made sure to grab a few photo ops around the show floor, like this opportunity with a few zombies from The Walking Dead:

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 - Day 3

And I even bumped into a fellow Inspector Gadget:

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 - Day 3

And an entirely different Gadget:

San Diego Comic-Con 2013

It was quite exhausting to wear that costume for most of the day on Saturday – and at times frustrating, not having use of my real left hand. But I do now have an even greater appreciation for all who create and don elaborate outfits for Comic-Con.

Now take a closer look at some more of our favorite costumes in the photos below, beginning with Disney followed by everything else. And don’t miss the full gallery of Comic-Con 2013 cosplay at the bottom of this post.

Disney Cosplay

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Other Cosplay

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Preview Night

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San Diego Comic-Con 2013 - MTV2 Party in the Park

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 - MTV2 Party in the Park

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San Diego Comic-Con 2013 - Day 4

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 - Day 4

Keep checking back for day-by-day reports with many more photos and videos from all four days of San Diego Comic-Con 2013, both inside and outside of the convention center including special off-site experiences.

More photos of San Diego Comic-Con 2013 costumes:


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