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Comic-Con 2010: Wacky and obscure costumes

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Comic-Con International 2010 was held in San Diego from June 22-25. We collected some of the wackiest and most obscure costumes from a few of the camera-happy attendees. Of course, the terms "wacky" and "obscure" are subjective.

Take a peek at these characters, and help us identify the costumes that had us stumped.

Photo credit: Lbc42 via Flickr

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80 comments
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Hanke1909

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SBMShaneomaniac
SBMShaneomaniac

There is a very distinct difference. Both have white coats, but Steel wears the goggles down and has black Gloves/Boots/Buttons. Google him if you don't agree.

jorjor01
jorjor01

Tron? Are you kidding me?! You call yourselves Geeks and you don't recognize Hatsune Miku? The first animated character based upon a fully synthesizer-created voice? Obviously you've not been on the internet in the past 5 years.

Tink!
Tink!

When I was looking it up there were a couple pics of the wolf that looked similar to the costume. Of course, it could also be a wolf from countless other places too! LOL.

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

Please help identify the following characters in the gallery: photo #s - 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 52, 60, 62, 64, 69, 77, 85, and 93

jay.okane
jay.okane

Isn't this guy from Futurama?

squirrellysiege
squirrellysiege

DC Comics Red Lantern, the blood is normal, well, normal for a comic book

Charles Homan
Charles Homan

Ki-Adi-Mundi was a member of the Jedi Council.

lauren_luciano
lauren_luciano

Its from Silent Hill, saw them before at Wondercon

EvilHomerGD
EvilHomerGD

Image 50 isn't the Hulk but Blanka from Street Fighter....

eagle_boy
eagle_boy

He is a character from Greg the Bunny and now has his own show called Warren the Ape

brian
brian

Looks like the "Clown" character from Spawn

Tink!
Tink!

There's a few more identifications since last you edited. :D

Tink!
Tink!

This one bugged me because I knew I'd seen the one with the eye patch before but I couldn't figure out where. Then it dawned on me that it was probably when browsing the manga section in the bookstore with my daughters. Sure enough the one on the left is Lavi from D Gray-Man. The one on the right I think is also from D Gray-Man but I do not know exactly which character.

kelsonv
kelsonv

Image 67 is sort of a meta-costume - he's dressed as "Tron Guy," who wore a costume based on Tron that looked like this and was a brief Internet sensation. His website's at tronguy.net. 73 is Shadowpact, a magical-themed superhero team from DC. I don't recall all the characters's names, but they include Ragman on the left, Enchantress in green with the hat, Nightmaster with the sword, and Blue Devil.

kelsonv
kelsonv

Image 3 is Pyramid Head from the SIlent Hill video games. Image 54 is a Red Lantern - similar to Green Lanterns but powered by rage instead of willpower. When they get a power ring, their blood is replaced by red energy, and when they use their powers, it launches out of their mouths. Real cheerful, yeah.

ralphshade
ralphshade

Image 16 is Capt, Marvel, not Flash.

NotSoChiGuy
NotSoChiGuy

Dalek from Dr. Who would be my guess.

GSG
GSG moderator

These are from "The Venture Brothers". On the far left, I believe that is "Dr Girlfriend", next is "The Monarch", then Baron Underbheit. I'm not sure who the happy chick is. They should have gotten someone to be Brock Samson and brought along "Helper".

NotSoChiGuy
NotSoChiGuy

I'm guessing those costumes relate to the THOR movie. I will have to look up the characters names, though....not as familiar with that comic series as others.

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

Thanks for the correction. I can see that this is a very passionate subject for you. My initial guess wasn't meant to offend anyone.

squirrellysiege
squirrellysiege

Went to the website on the guy's chest and looks he is an artist promoting himself, but not any particular character.

squirrellysiege
squirrellysiege

I think he's Hush, who we came to find out was Jason Todd

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

I'm updating the gallery now and then will add a post with the numbers that still need titles. THANKS!

squirrellysiege
squirrellysiege

I'm actually impressed that somebody recognized Shadowpact, the other girl is Nightshade

megamanx
megamanx

I thought he was Speedy. XD Thanks for the info.

Tink!
Tink!

I know the character just can't remember which series.

squirrellysiege
squirrellysiege

from what I can see of her costume, I think she's going for Deadpool

mr_m_sween
mr_m_sween

Loki has the horns...its not unprecedented given his gender bending ways that resulted in Odin's steed.

NotSoChiGuy
NotSoChiGuy

He's a bounty hunter that often crosses paths with Superman. He's been depicted a few times in the animated Timmverse. I read he was originally intended to spoof Wolverine (tit-for-tat for Deadpool/Slade); but quickly became a fan favorite. He has a thing for Dolphins.

NotSoChiGuy
NotSoChiGuy

...I guess the female Thor threw me.

Tink!
Tink!

So I've seen him on Justice League :D [i](remember I watch kids cartoons - don't have the comics)[/i]