The stars of San Diego Comic Con aren't just the actors and Hollywood creators — it's also the fans, who dress up in amazing costumes. The four days of Comic Con are a celebration of fan ingenuity and creativity as much as they are anything else. You can easily spend hours getting lost in the amazingly cool costumes.
But if you couldn't be in San Diego this year, you don't need to miss out — we've painstakingly compiled the ultimate gallery of the coolest, weirdest and sexiest cosplay from Comic Con 2012!
Things to look out for: A very fetishy female Bane from Dark Knight Rises. One brave man dressed as Sean Connery in Zardoz. Approximately 100 Catwomen. Some pretty hilarious female Avengers. And much, much more.
Photos are by Victor Gamez with Stuff by Victor, Brian and Anna Villanueva, Cynr on Flickr, Cesar Altamirano, Ricky Brigante with Inside the Magic, Aaron Berkovich, David "DTJAAAAM" Ngo, Davann Srey, Hayley Sargent, Andreas Schneider, Wei Ho, Norman Chan, John Austin, Erik Estrada, Mike Rollerson, Meredith Woerner, Lauren Davis and Frazer Harrison/Getty Images. Thanks to anyone we forgot to mention!
Additional reporting by Amanda Yesilbas.