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Posted at 8:45 AM ET, 07/28/2009

Comic-Con Wrap: Vote Now for Best Fan Costume

By Michael Cavna

NOTE: Today at 11 a.m., join Comic Riffs for a live chat about San Diego Comic-Con International 2009.


One in a series of occasional photographic forays into the world of San Diego Comic-Con 2009.

Previously: Fan costume photo gallery.

More fan costumes! This Top Ten consists of individuals or groups who drew some of the biggest crowds and/or most foot traffic as they posed for public pics at San Diego Comic-Con International. Now it's your turn: 'Riffs invites you to vote for your favorite.


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More Con costumes -- and voting -- after the jump...

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By Michael Cavna  | July 28, 2009; 8:45 AM ET
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Whoa. Nerd Prom....

Posted by: JkR- | July 28, 2009 9:28 AM | Report abuse

There should be bonus points for costumes that were demonstrably "made", rather than merely "purchased".

Posted by: kilby | July 28, 2009 9:45 AM | Report abuse

I guess if you can't recognize who the characters are you shouldn't vote.

Posted by: kcghost | July 28, 2009 10:20 AM | Report abuse

The weirdest fan costume contest I attended was at the Famous Monsters con at Universal City about 15 years ago. It was weird because one of the contestants (who didn't finish in the finalists), wearing a very professional-looking "Nosferatu" make-up and costume, was identified as "Michael Jackson". It was revealed the following week that it had in fact been **the** Michael Jackson, Mr. "Thriller" himself, beneath all that vampire make-up, and absolutely no one recognized him as the singer, in spite of his name's being announced! Everyone just assumed it was some random fan named "Michael Jackson". Even the contest's emcee, Al "Grandpa Munster" Lewis, didn't recognize him while standing right next to him during the competition! The only way his true identity became known was when a photo of the event appeared and someone in the press identified the guy standing beside "Nosferatu" as a known Jackson bodyguard. (The two of them had entered as a team, with the bodyguard portraying a gun-toting vampire hunter pursuing Nosferatu.) Weird!

Posted by: seismic-2 | July 28, 2009 10:40 AM | Report abuse

@kcghost - they're not all characters. It looks to me like #2 and possibly #4 are simply "steampunk" costumes, which is the big new geek trend, combining historical costume styles with futuristic tech.

Posted by: MaxineofArc | July 28, 2009 11:02 AM | Report abuse

I don't see a vote thing, but I'll go with #5. Dunno what she's selling, but I'll take ten. :)

Posted by: filfeit | July 28, 2009 11:45 AM | Report abuse

#2 IS a Steam Punk Costume, but I voted for it because of the work involved and how pretty it is. So there...

Posted by: 2old2readcomics | July 28, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Is No. 10 supposed to be the character Jeong Jeong from Avatar: The Last Airbender? (The Nickelodeon show, not to be confused with the movie Avatar.) If so, very cool.

Posted by: goldpress | July 28, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

#2; because the world needs more Steam Punk (and it obviously looks like they had help from their parents in making their costumes).

Posted by: steelers_rule123 | July 28, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

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