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Comic-Con 2010: Coolest and geekiest costumes

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Comic-Con International 2010 was held in San Diego from June 22-25. We collected some of the coolest and geekiest costumes from a few of the camera-happy attendees. See if your favorite character made the gallery, and help us identify a few costumes that had us stumped.

Photo credit: Rena Rowe via Flickr

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74 comments
prim-prim
prim-prim

Pretty sure it's Vile from Megaman X8. How sad that I know this...

bdweiner
bdweiner

The Flash in a Sport's Coat? Looks more like Plastic Man.

Duggeek
Duggeek

Seriously, it looks like a cross between Boba Fett and Lara Croft. I guess you could ask, what if Lara Croft was the last Mandalorian in the galaxy far, far away? Either way... 10/10 and awesome!

Duggeek
Duggeek

Two Sith, but only one is a Sith Lord... and one is a long-departed ancestor of the other. Though it looks like Darth Maul has let himself go, the guy on the left is Revan. (SW:KoToR)

perry_awm
perry_awm

Those guys aren't dressed as anything from Fallout - they're portraying some form of Imperial Guard (or similar) from the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The multiple Imperial Aquilae and the laspistol are a dead giveaway.

sfazekas
sfazekas

oops, my double-submit on registration... (this post can be deleted)

sfazekas
sfazekas

Where is the TRON guy? This is ridiculous!!!

DeidreC
DeidreC

From Venture Bros., if I'm not mistaken.

Who Am I Really
Who Am I Really

I see Shrek finally took that donkey to the taxidermist and had him stuffed!

chris.lambert
chris.lambert

I think image #3 is after Lord of the Ring as Gandolf has really let himself go! :)

P.F. Bruns
P.F. Bruns

Image 33: Hey, look! It's Booba Fett!

JCitizen
JCitizen

Cooooolll! That costume guy looks so convincing, they oughta make a movie of it!

stanner
stanner

Image 49 looks like Elle Woods from Legally Blonde to me!

lokicola
lokicola

Harvey is kinda right, but that was before he became Two Face...

fortunato
fortunato

Image 38 might be Alexia Tarabotti from The Parasol Protectorate series of books. It's a Steampunk style series with some Slayer sensibilities and probably some of the Romance genre mixed in. Series was suggested to me by a friend but haven't read it yet. I do know her parasol is a major weapon for her. Image 51 looks like someone from The League of S.T.E.A.M. (Supernatural and Troublesome Ectoplasmic Apparition Management) which is a live action Steampunk version of the Ghostbusters with several videos on Youtube and their own site: http://www.steampunkghostbusters.com/League_of_STEAM/Salutations.html Here's another picture of the same guy from the back, showing his awesome proton pack http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/san_diego_comic_con_2010/pictures/14.php#highlighted_picture Image 63 might also be part of the League, but no backpacks makes the guessing harder. Pretty sure Image 71 is part of the League; I bet that cross on his back has a sharpened stake on the long end.

kharbeck
kharbeck

Poison Ivy (?) & Tank Girl

AstroCreep
AstroCreep

Is it just me, or does image 21 look like Tommy Chong dressed up as a Jedi?

mr_m_sween
mr_m_sween

I believe there is some kind of Jules Verne Steampunk movie or book coming soonish, I recall hearing something about it. All of these fit the style. Anyone know more?

mr_m_sween
mr_m_sween

Is that green man from It's always Sunny in Philidelphia?

mr_m_sween
mr_m_sween

I dont know which character, but I think it has to do with the Anime and Manga called Bleach, the style and face mask look like the faction called the Arrancar.

mr_m_sween
mr_m_sween

I think thats Kick-ass from the same name movie rather than a power ranger.

JamesRL
JamesRL

Gee I hope Sonia is getting me a big box of SWAG for this.

AstroCreep
AstroCreep

If so the insignia on his shirt and the ring are pretty clear indicators of The Flash.

JamesRL
JamesRL

There were was a couple of Tron charecters

longwayoff
longwayoff

Another possibility for all the steampunk-like characters are Girl Genius characters. Yet another: from the movie Golden Compass, or Stardust lightning catchers, or the new Sherlock Holmes movie...

ScienceMikey
ScienceMikey

Man, it SURE looks like him! That smile is unique.

JCitizen
JCitizen

only I've never seen him with such a neat looking beard!

JCitizen
JCitizen

I hope you're right! :-bd

blhertin
blhertin

the character is Halibel

AstroCreep
AstroCreep

Flash t-shirt and ring, not "Shazam".

Editor's_response
Editor's_response

But knocking points off for misspelling my name - it's Sonja with a "j". :O Seriously, I'd love to send swag to all the TR peeps who helped correct my character defects. ;)

Tink!
Tink!

on what he said. :D Can ALWAYS use more TR SWAG!

perry_awm
perry_awm

It's not showing up yet, though, so I'll keep refreshing every few hours. :-)

sfazekas
sfazekas

People wanna see TRON livin, not workin!!! Glad to hear that of all the characters someone could pick out, that they chose TRON! That's awesome! I'm glad TOSH.0 did an episode with TRON guy! Maybe he'll get a cameo appearance in the new movie... ha!

JamesRL
JamesRL

Its your nicname Soni that causes all the confusion. :)

Tink!
Tink!

Red Sonja! :D

JamesRL
JamesRL

I will be attending Fan Expo in August, and taking lots of pics, which if Sonja would like could be posted here. I may need your help with some of the more esoteric ones.

JCitizen
JCitizen

my head will be on the swivel for those!

perry_awm
perry_awm

40K certainly won't make it any less cool than Fallout - if anything more so! ;-)

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

you were simply trying to blend the two. :D My dad still spells my name with a "y" ... absolutely no excuse for that!

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

I actually say that to folks who ask how I spell my name. Now THAT would be a fun costume!

JamesRL
JamesRL

I thought we might have some alternate personalities involved.

NexS
NexS

Salt? True story unfolding....

santeewelding
santeewelding

This, "Editor's_response". You're not another one of them Russian spies, are you, Son[u]j[/u]a?

Editor's_response
Editor's_response

Let's sync up beforehand, because we would love to create a gallery on TR with you photos.