Photos: Throwback to some of the finest cosplay at Comic-Con

Updated On Jul 22, 2020 06:45 PM IST

Tens of thousands of people in elaborate costumes convene in San Diego every year for a pop culture extravaganza — the Comic-Con. But not this year as Comic-Con is moving to an online edition due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. But it's unlikely any webcam can do the cosplay (costume play) justice. Downtown San Diego may be a lot less colorful this week, when the 51st Comic-Con was scheduled to be held. But that doesn't mean the tights, zombie makeup and capes are forgotten. A look at some of the best costume pictures taken by Associated Press photographers at Comic-Con in recent years.

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Fan Stuart Mazzeo, dressed as the Joker, on day two of Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Centre on July 13, 2012. (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 06:45 PM IST

Fan Stuart Mazzeo, dressed as the Joker, on day two of Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Centre on July 13, 2012. (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

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Evy Thomas, dressed as Mystique, on day one of Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 18, 2019. (Cabage/Invision/AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 06:45 PM IST

Evy Thomas, dressed as Mystique, on day one of Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 18, 2019. (Cabage/Invision/AP)

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The Divis family dressed as Mario, Princess Peach and Toad from the Mario Bros. franchise, on day one of Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 18, 2019. (Shotwell/Invision/AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 06:45 PM IST

The Divis family dressed as Mario, Princess Peach and Toad from the Mario Bros. franchise, on day one of Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 18, 2019. (Shotwell/Invision/AP)

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Evan Nuzum, dressed as Spider-Man, reads a comic book on day one of Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 18, 2019. (Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 06:45 PM IST

Evan Nuzum, dressed as Spider-Man, reads a comic book on day one of Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 18, 2019. (Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)

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Gillian Owen, dressed as Scarlet Witch, on day four of Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2013. (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 06:45 PM IST

Gillian Owen, dressed as Scarlet Witch, on day four of Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2013. (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

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Ana Niebla, dressed as “Princess Pennywise” before preview night of Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 17, 2019. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 06:45 PM IST

Ana Niebla, dressed as “Princess Pennywise” before preview night of Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 17, 2019. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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Melinda Gross (L) and Kit Quinn, dressed as Velma and Daphne from “Scooby Doo” on day one of Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2017. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 06:45 PM IST

Melinda Gross (L) and Kit Quinn, dressed as Velma and Daphne from “Scooby Doo” on day one of Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2017. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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Paul Primose (L) and Joyce Primose dressed as Star Wars characters, on day one of Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 18, 2019. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 06:45 PM IST

Paul Primose (L) and Joyce Primose dressed as Star Wars characters, on day one of Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 18, 2019. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

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Lorraine Ouellette, dresses as a member of the League of Hatters, poses for a photograph in between two Mad Hatters on day one of Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Centre on July 21, 2016. (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 06:45 PM IST

Lorraine Ouellette, dresses as a member of the League of Hatters, poses for a photograph in between two Mad Hatters on day one of Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Centre on July 21, 2016. (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

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A man dressed as Superman on day one of Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Centre on July 12, 2012. (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 06:45 PM IST

A man dressed as Superman on day one of Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Centre on July 12, 2012. (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

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