65 Seriously Great Comic Con Costumes

As I'm sure all of you already know, Comic Con took place last weekend and as always, there were hundreds and hundreds of costumed convention goers. This year Zeon Santos and I took over 200 pictures of people in costumes and here are the best of the bunch, starting with the Oogie Boogie Man and Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas. Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers was the most popular couples costume this year, but what set these two apart was their great accessories. Perhaps the biggest (and in my opinion, the coolest) trend this year was turning male characters into adorable female versions. I can't think of anyone that better epitomized this trend than this adorable Toy Story pairing. Here's another delightful gender-bending costume, this time a female Doctor Who. Of course, those familiar with the show know that he just might become a female during his next incarnation. While this isn't quite what I was talking about when I mentioned turning traditionally male costumes into adorable female versions, I doubt any of you have ever seen a more girly Master Chief.

Sucker Punch was another popular subject for costumes this year, but hers was just detailed enough to make her the best Babydoll at the convention. While there may have been more authentic looking Wonder Woman costumes, this woman's confidence made her the most impressive of the bunch. Personally, I think this might be my favorite costume at the convention. She took a gorgeous Victorian-styled silk dress and managed to be the most regal and feminine of all the TARDIS costumes I've ever seen. Of course, these three showed just how much variety you can have when designing a TARDIS dress. I'm thinking we should throw a Neatorama Dress Like the TARDIS contest one of these days to see what you guys would come up with. What do you think? Although I generally try to avoid adding images of kids to these galleries, this mother-daughter steampunk pair were just too cute to resist. And of course, I did still get her mother's permission before posting her up here. As a huge fan of Roy Lichtenstein's artwork and the fact that she incorporated one of his trademark speech bubbles into her costume made her the ultimate living incarnation of his work. This woman was spotted waiting for the Family Guy panel. While there are a lot of people who won't recognize Consuela from the show, I think most of us who do can't help but giggle when we see her. I think steampunk peaked in popularity last year, but there were still plenty of people sporting the vintage-futurist style. This was my favorite of the bunch though. Although these two ladies also had extraordinary dresses with a perfect balance of brass accessories. And these two chaps did an excellent job with their costumes, which look like an explorer and a mad scientist, respectively. This Red Queen costume was simply perfect with the amount of detail she incorporated and when paired off with some pink flamingos, I can easily say it was the best Red Queen costume I've ever seen at the convention. One of my favorite sights of Comic Con has always been the delightful costume mash ups, the majority of which involve Star Wars characters. Whether it's an Elvis Stormtrooper, a Sherlock Jedi or Darth Mario, these costumes are always fun. This little one is most certainly the most cute and lovable version of Darth Vader I've ever seen. If this is how the Dark Side represented itself, how could anyone resist? Here's another great Star Wars mash up, showing exactly what happened to the veteran stormtroopers of Endor. What a sad, sad tale. If you're one of those people who thinks geeks and sports don't mix, then I'd like you to meet Darth Marino of the Miami Dark-phins. Yes, it is a terrible pun, but it is an awesome costume. By the way, if you like the "That's How I Roll" shirt the girl in the left of the photo (me) is wearing, you can get your own in the Neatoshop. Yes, now you too can dress like a Neatorama author. Lucky. Of course, there's nothing wrong with a costume that's 100% authentic to the series... particularly if that means being a victim to one of the show's many deadly monsters. As I said, there's nothing wrong with the classics. Especially when you get the whole crew covered in your cosplay group. This Power Ranger was running (literally) around the whole convention with his giant knife and a smaller blade in the other hand the entire weekend. If you went to Comic Con and didn't see him, you must have been doing something wrong. My apologies for how risque this picture is, but I know that anyone who loves The Venture Brothers will most certainly enjoying what the sexy couple of Brock Samson and Molotov Cocktease look like in real life. On a less risque, but equally fun note, here's how young Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy would look like if they weren't cartoons. Howl's Moving Castle As much as everyone loves The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, you almost never see hobbit costumes. If you want to know why, consider the fact that this guy has to walk around in dress shoes covered in prosthetics all day. On the other hand, the relative comfort of Harry Potter costumes mean there are always ample eager Gryffindor students running about the convention. It was this Sirius Black costume that really got my attention though. Similarly, there are always plenty of women adorned in skintight vinyl Catwoman costumes, but the fact that this one decided to go for the newest incarnation of Catwoman in Arkham City is what made her stand out. I'll be honest, on their own, I don't know that I would have really noticed any of these costumes, but where else but Comic Con will you see Superman, Wonder Woman and Princess Leia hanging out together? If there's anything creepier than The Observer character from Fringe, it has to be having three of them next to each other. I always thought Waldo was a little too classy to hang out with Charlie's Green Man from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but I guess I was wrong. The only thing that could have made this Jack costume even more accurate would have been if he were giving away free cheeseburgers all day. Here's the part where I start getting in some murky water. The rest of the costumes are ones I don't recognize, so if you know what they're from, leave a note in the comments and I'll add it in the article. I believe she's just a fancy Victorian lady, but if you recognize her from something, leave a comment. He seems like a video game character, but I'm not sure which one. Help me out here people. To be fair, I do recognize the three people on the left, Hit Girl, Kick Ass and Sailor Moon, but I don't know who the girl in blue is supposed to be. Do you? Again, I think she's a video game character, but I have no idea what game or what character. This gorgeous girl looks like an anime character, but she might be from a video game. I don't know, do you? Thank you Niño nerd for pointing out that she is Lightning from final fantasy XIII-2. I love this girl's facial expression, but I don't know who she's dressed as. Any tips are appreciated. This gorgeous girl is Alice from American McGee's Alice video game. Thanks OTB! Either this guy is a generic military character or he's from a video game. Let me know if you know. Niño nerd was right again, explaining that he was from Resident Evil Mercenaries. Anyone know the character's name? Does he even have one? If you just can't get enough of these galleries, you can always check out over 200 more costumes from this year's Comic Con over at my blog, Rue The Day. Also, Geeks Are Sexy posted four galleries of costumes, for Day One, Day Two, Day Three, and Day Four of the con. Also, you can enjoy pictures from the 2009 and 2010 conventions here at Neatorama or check out Rue The Day's 2008, 2009 and 2010 costume galleries, along with great pictures of hot cosplay girls from the 2008, 2010 and 2011 conventions. And this year, there's even a gallery of hot gents for the ladies out there. And, if you have your own galleries from the convention, feel free to include links to them in the comments.

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