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Comic-Con 2018: 8 cosplay trends taking over the Con

Check what costumes and characters people are flocking to this year.

One of the more common associations with San Diego Comic-Con is cosplay. Everyone has different interests, yet there are usually a few characters or shows that remain popular among cosplayers. Here’s a look at some of the top cosplay characters seen in and around Comic-Con 2018.

Spiderman

A variation of Spider-people roamed around the convention and on the streets of downtown. Makes sense why so many would choose to wear a Spidey get-up — spandex is extremely comfortable!

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Javon Rogers of Chula Vista dressed as Spider Man at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 19, 2018. (Photo by K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)

Bob’s Burgers

Cartoons have no age limit and the guests at Comic-Con proved that. The FOX show is a hit with a variety of audiences and many of those fans choose to pay tribute to the show’s beloved characters.

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A group of Comic-Con attendees dress as Tina (left), Louise (center) and Linda Blecher (right) from Bob's Burgers

Deadpool

Another spandex-sporting superhero popped up at Comic-Con. Deadpool 2 premiered in theaters this past May and fans took to the streets to show off their looks. No signs of Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds, however, or maybe we just can’t tell because of the full body-covering costume.

Faces of Comic-Con 2018
Michael Norris of Los Angeles dressed as Deadpool at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 19, 2018. (Photo by K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)

Star Trek

It could be that the newest series, Star Trek: Discovery boosted the Trekkie presence this year but, let’s be honest, Star Trek is an established fandom that will likely stay alive for generations to come.

Faces of Comic-Con 2018
Eiraina Schmolesky of Marietta dressed as a character from Star Trek at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 19, 2018. (Photo by K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)

Rick & Morty

Wubba lub a dub dub to all the Rick & Morty Fans. This cartoon that’s definitely not a children’s show, has gained a large following in recent years. While most cosplayers chose Rick, let’s hope fans give Morty some cosplay love in the coming days. 

Rick Cosplay

Comic-Con attendee cosplays as Rick from Rick and Morty.

Doctor Who

For the first time in the show’s history, a woman will play the lead role in Doctor Who, but it hasn’t been just women seen walking down the street as the new doctor. Check out this interview with 13 women (and 1 male) Doctor Who cosplayers.

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Ghostbusters

Another classic makes its way to the Con. Plenty of people zipped up their tan suits in search of the supernatural. A fan of the film? There will be a fan party on Saturday. More info here

Faces of Comic-Con 2018
Diana Terranova o West Hollywood dressed up as Ghostbusters at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 19, 2018. (Photo by K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)

Wonder Woman

The highly anticipated sequel to Wonder Woman has fans riled up and ready for the female superhero to take the stage. Many adapted her costume to fit their own style and some dressed in the classic ensemble. Either way, it makes for an eye-catching look. 

Faces of Comic-Con 2018
Yvette Vasquez, a San Diego Police officer, dressed as Wonder Woman at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 19, 2018. (Photo by K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune)

What cosplay would you rock? 

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