The Most Fabulous Cosplay of Comic-Con 2016, Day One

Last year’s hotness Mad Max teams up with the new kid on the viral block: Pokémon Go. Image Credit: Katharine Trendacosta

Comic-Con is upon us, and it’s not just shiny new trailers and even shinier new toys we get to gawp at, but the amazing efforts of the thousands of cosplayers that descend on the con floor. Here’s some of our favorite cosplay from the first day of the show!

The Princess of the Amazons stands ready. Image Credit: Evan Narcisse
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You shall not pass this Gandalf on the escalator. Image Credit: Denis Poroy/Invision/AP
Spider-Woman! Image Credit: Matt Cowan / Getty Images
A Flash, and a few Marvels. Or I guess Shazams, now. Image Credit: Evan Narcisse
Chun-Li and an Autobot hanging out. Image Credit: Denis Poroy/Invision/AP
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Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn. Image Credit: Matt Cowan / Getty Images
Katana, Black Bat, and Robin. Image Credit: Evan Narcisse
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Freddy Kreuger, the Joker, and Captain Marvel strike a pose. Image Credit: Evan Narcisse
They ain’t afraid of no ghosts. Image Credit: Denis Poroy/Invision/AP
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What do you call a group of Leias? A committee? Image Credit: Matt Cowan / Getty Images
A knitted Gimli! Image Credit: Evan Narcisse
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Superman’s found a world worth fighting for that is conveniently handheld! Image credit: Denis Poroy/Invision/AP
Stare into The Doctor’s eyes long enough and he might just offer you a Jelly Baby. Image Credit: Matt Cowan / Getty Images
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Vanellope rides into action. Image Credit: Evan Narcisse
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang... Image Credit: Evan Narcisse
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.. and open wide! Image Credit: Evan Narcisse
Rick and a Mr. Meeseeks from Rick and Morty. Image Credit: Al Powers/Invision/AP
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This Stormtrooper also has the finest hair stylist in all the Empire. Image Credit: Matt Cowan / Getty Images
Yes, we’re through the “Sexy BB-8 Cosplay” looking glass. Image Credit: Evan Narcisse
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The Silver Surfer struts his stuff. Image Credit: Denis Poroy/Invision/AP
Loving the hair, Hades. Image Credit: Matt Cowan / Getty Images
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The former Ms. Marvel. Image Credit: Evan Narcisse
Galactus, Destroyer of Worlds! Image Credit: Denis Poroy/Invision/AP
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Maleficent. Image Credit: Matt Cowan / Getty Images
Squirrel Girl is here, Comic-Con can truly begin! Image Credit: Evan Narcisse
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Big Deadpool, Lil’ Deadpool. Image Credit: Al Powers/Invision/AP
Aquawoman’s caught something in her trident. Image Credit: Matt Cowan / Getty Images
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The Force is with these Star Wars cosplayers. Image Credit: Denis Poroy/Invision/AP
Image Credit: Matt Cowan / Getty Images
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Wonder Man! No, not that one. Image Credit: Evan Narcisse
The most invaluable man at San Diego Comic-Con. Image Credit: Denis Poroy/Invision/AP
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Harry Quinn? Image Credit: Matt Cowan / Getty Images
It’s High Noon somewhere for this McCree from Overwatch. Image Credit: Evan Narcisse
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Batman v Superman’s Batman, and Nightwing. Image Credit: Evan Narcisse

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