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Phoenix Comicon 2016's Costumes and Cosplayers

  • One of many Deadpool variants that attended Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • Cosplaying Sally and Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
  • The all-female version of the Scooby gang.
  • Optimus Prime of the Arizona Autobots.
  • Ian Scott (left) and Samantha May as the Fairly Oddparents.
  • Q believes you to be an obtuse piece of flotsam, mortal.
  • Hey, it's Black Widow and Tony Stark ... sorta.
  • Attending Phoenix Comicon 2016 as Bob and Linda Belcher from Bob's Burgers.
  • Smoke, Cyrax, and Sektor from Mortal Kombat 3.
  • Imperial Knights from the Star Wars: Legacy comic-book series.
  • Spaceballs: The Cosplay.
  • Jack? Jack is dead, my friend. You can call him ...The Joker.
  • Cosplaying a character from the Zelda universe.
  • He's the star-spangled man with the plan.
  • We saw plenty of these two around Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • Tell us the mighty legend of Footloose, Star-Lord.
  • Shazam and Black Adam from the DC Universe.
  • Having fun at Phoenix Comicon as Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask.
  • Pam Crandall (left) and her husband, Ken Crandall, as Jurassic World's Claire Dearing and Lowery Cruthers, respectively.
  • Cosplaying Celty Sturluson from Durarara!!
  • Aren't they just Smurfy?
  • They want to believe.
  • Dr. Zoidberg and Bender from Futurama hang out at Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • Game ... blouses.
  • A Spawn cosplayer and a friend at Phoenix Comicon's Masquerade Costume Contest.
  • Toy Story 4: Woody and Buzz go to Comicon.
  • You're creeping us out with that costume. Seriously.
  • Evil clowns are evil.
  • Just a reminder: Shark Week is on the horizon.
  • Dastardly evil-doers of the DC Universe.
  • Space Bob Ross, whose five-year mission is to "paint happy little space trees."
  • Playing Roger Rabbit and Jessica Rabbit at Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • Totally adorable cosplay at at Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • Local cosplayers portray Bane, Aquaman, and the Red Son version of Superman at Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • A trio of friends engaging in some Naruto-inspired cosplay at Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • You'll have to play Hotline Miami to fully appreciate this cosplay of its main character, Jacket.
  • FYI: The 25th anniversary of The Rocketeer is right around the corner.
  • You wouldn't want to see this particular bunny bouncing your way.
  • Musaab Habib of Gilbert as Carl from the Pixar hit Up.
  • Pink shirt and gravity defying hair? Sounds like Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z to us.
  • Are you satisfied with your care?
  • Phoenix Comicon 2016's Costumes and Cosplayers
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  • R2-D2 and C-3PO reimagined as a meet-cute couple.
  • Jazzmin Wilson of Los Angeles as Marvel villain Mysterio.
  • Daredevil and Electra cosplayers at Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • "Oh no, there goes Tokyo/Go go Godzilla"
  • If this cat had been cast as Ariel, then The Little Mermaid woudl've been a different film altogether.
  • Sirius Black hangs out with Effie Trinket? Whodathunkit!
  • Peace through superior firepower.
  • To be the merc, you've gotta beat the merc.
  • Careful where you unsheathe those swords, y'all.
  • Elegant-looking female cosplay at Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • Gizmo Rylander Fahlstrom portrays Genos! from Japanese manga series One-Punch Man.
  • Saitama from Japanese manga series One-Punch Man.
  • Cosplay in progress at Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • Justin Dero as a gender-bent version of Cruella de Vil.
  • Naughty Jesus is naughty.
  • The guardians of Comicon.
  • If you've ever wondered what a gender-bent Black Swan cosplay would look like, here's a photo.
  • Yes, Mandalorians do wear pink.
  • Phoenix Comicon 2016's Costumes and Cosplayers
  • The Mayor of Halloween Town from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
  • Phoenix Comicon 2016's Costumes and Cosplayers
  • Local cosplayers stroll across the stage at Phoenix Comicon's Masquerade Costume Contest.
  • A cosplayer portrays a Mermaid Hunter at Phoenix Comicon's Masquerade.
  • Local cosplayers stroll across the stage at Phoenix Comicon's Masquerade Costume Contest.
  • Go, Speed Racer, go.
  • Whatever you do, don't set off that thing indoors.
  • Mr. Poopybutthole from Rick and Morty.
  • Matt the Radar Technician, who might just be Kylo Ren in disguise.
  • The Invisible Man makes an appearance at Phoenix Comicon's Masquerade Costume Contest.
  • Avondale teenager Joaquin Hildago portrays Gossamer of Looney Tunes fame at Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • Steam Powered Giraffe cosplayers won the "Best in Show" at the Phoenix Comicon Masquerade.
  • Local cosplayer Lance Jaze as Captain Jack Sparrow.
  • Beavis and Butt-Head make an appearance at Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • The Dark Knight Rises cosplay that Phoenix Comicon deserves.
  • Samus Aran from the Metroid franchise touches down at Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • It's just you and me, punk-rock girl.
  • A pair of Nautolan from the Star Wars universe at Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • When Sith Lords go punk.
  • A Rocky Balboa cosplayer at Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • The Tenth Doctor is a man of action.
  • A post-apocalyptic punk at Phoenix Comicon.
  • Try scaring this pigeon away from your porch.
  • Turning Phoenix Comicon into his own personal pool party.
  • A pair of fun furries at Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • Hobo Thor. No, seriously.
  • The Guardians of the Galaxy, minus Drax and Star-Lord.
  • A haunting-looking cosplayer at Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • Jean-Paul Valley from the Batman: Knightfall arc.
  • They're all ears.
  • Master Chief from Halo.
  • Deadshot, The Joker, and Harley Quinn. Expect to see a lot of them this summer.
  • A local cosplayer portrays the Green Ranger from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers at Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • Local cosplayers outside of the Exhibitor's Hall at Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • You boys like Mexico?
  • Representing the forces of Cobra with pride.
  • Cosplaying Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy from SpongeBob SquarePants at Phoenix Comicon 2016.
  • Dr. Okun from Independence Day.
  • An impressive-looking Na'vi costume.
  • Cosplaying one of The Karate Kid's most famous scenes.
  • Looks like Loki's about to lay waste to the Exhibitor's Hall.
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One of many Deadpool variants that attended Phoenix Comicon 2016.
Deadpool costumes were in abundance during Phoenix Comicon 2016, as were The Joker and Harley Quinn, Rey and Kylo Ren from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Captain America, and other ultra-popular characters in geekdom. However, those weren’t the only heroes and villains that were cosplayed at the annual event, which took place from June 2 to June 5 at the Phoenix Convention Center — far from it. Here’s a look at some of the many costumes that were worn to this year’s Comicon.

Photos by Benjamin Leatherman