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Costumes and Comic-Con Culture (The Comic-Con Experience 2008 #6)

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08-01-2008
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One of the most amazing things about Comic-Con is the floor itself, and the people it attracks. The crowds are overwhelming, the enthusiasm is contagious, and the costumes are alternately impressive and terrifying. The sixth and final installment of the Comic-Con Experience is going to be mostly photography, since pictures speak much louder than words. Without further ado, we give you the 2008 Comic-Con Exhibition Floor.

All photos by Nate Yapp unless otherwise noted.

Viral marketing is everywhere at Con. I still have no idea what this means, although, to be honest, I haven’t bothered to check out the website yet, either.
Viral marketing is everywhere at Con. I still have no idea what this means, although, to be honest, I haven’t bothered to
check out the website yet, either. Photo by Jon Andrews.

Some kids get exterminated
Some kids at Con get exterminated. Photo by Jon Andrews.

Jack Skellington and Sally Little Big Heads
Con is full of strange little bits of memorabilia. I don’t know why we need big-headed Jack and Sally, but, damnit, I want one!

Studios use Con to sell people on their upcoming movies. Or, in the case of this Englund-esque monstrosity, make them slightly queasy.
Studios use Comic-Con to sell people on their upcoming movies. Or, in the case of this Englund-esque monstrosity from
the Anchor Bay booth, make them slightly queasy.

Skeletor interviews Shrek and Fiona
Shrek and Fiona are being interviewed by Skeletor. I don’t know why, but I’d bet you won’t see that anywhere else.


The mad fanaticism that drives thousands of people to stand in line for Hall H is something to behold. I should probably
note that I am in that line.

Cylon costume
I have no idea who that guy is, but it’s a darn cool costume.

Robot costume
This guy? Not so much.

The Sci-Fi Channel booth
The crowds on the Convention floor are almost not navigable. The Sci-Fi booth needs an overhaul. Welcome to Con!

Storm Trooper
Here a storm trooper, there a storm trooper, everywhere a storm trooper.

Hellraiser costume
What’s nice about Comic-Con is that not everyone is into the Catgirl-of-the-Day or The Latest Superhero. Sometimes, it’s
Hellraiser that gets people dressed up.

Batman and Joker costumes
Yet another set of Batman/Joker costumes. I think these two, however, were a couple.

Enchanted costume
I don’t want to know how she’s managing to traverse the crowds in that dress, but the Enchanted costume is awesomesauce.

Plastic Man
This guy has very long legs, and far better balance than I.

Eureka truck
Everyone has a truck at Comic-Con. Eureka, however, has a truck with ice cream. I think they win.

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