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"I just saw a guy dressed as Captain Caveman."

"Uh, that was a homeless dude."

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Girl Scouts in Spaaaaacccce!

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"Is that a Batarang in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?"

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"I knew I loved him as soon as I saw the size of his feet!"

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When underachievers CosPlay, part 1.

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Can you guess which slave girl comes from the planet with no sun?

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The upside-down kissing booth.

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OMG, somebody scalped Marvin the Martian!

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"Luke, I am your...bowling ball bag."

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Do NOT touch, unless you want a laser blast up your maintenance corridor..."

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All over the empire, the anorexia spread....

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F Street Novelty Suits in ssspppaaaaacccce!

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Alright, who let the same guy who designed Mork from Ork build the Cap America suit?!

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Scary stuff at the Doc Johnson booth.

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When underachiever CosPlay part two.

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"These effin snackbar PRICES are the REAL Killing Joke..."

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When underachiever CosPlay part three.

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Baa-daa, daaa-daa, Daa-duh Daa-duh, Batmen!"

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World's Most Expensive Back Scratcher.

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Kick Ass 40 year reunion.

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Who knew the Twin Peaks booth would have Cherry Stem Girl?

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"WHAT costume??"

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Pity they never made that Tron/Wonderland crossover.

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Apparently, there are no testicle-shaped Legos.

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Wait, NBC has a new show about polygamist twin cultists?!

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Long after the rest of the band quit in disgust, iCarly was still playing requests for the Robotech Macross theme song....

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Underoos sure have gotten fancy...

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When Underachievers CosPlay part four - I mean, dude, that's a bathrobe!

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Um, Dominatrix Girl?

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I don't remember the Cap America VS Prophylactic Man issue.

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Those socks deserve their own cartoon show.

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My Dad can be so embarrassing!

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Boys in Black VS Boy Commando?

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Okay, that's pretty impressive! Indy Jones and his Dad - the Duo of Extraordinary Gentlemen!

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Toilet Paper Man!

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Can you imagine if these guys tried to hop a plane to San Diego looking like that?!

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Muffin Top Pop Tarts!

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First, there was Kiss Koffins - now checkout the Kryptonian Krypt!

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Since when do hot chicks dress like one of Canada's Mckenzie Brothers?

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From the Ghost Rider spinoff, Dust Rider.

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C'mon, those are pieces from six different costumes!

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That's either supposed to be Rorschac, or the winner of a blackberry pie eating contest.

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And WHY were women on ships supposed to be bad luck???

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Who's enslaving who?

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She's lovely, but I can't take my eyes off the bizarre Bunny Ship.

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Auditioning for that mouthwash commercial, are we?

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When Fabio got dosed by Gamma rays...

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Did someone say super-size my Skittles?

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Look, it's Peter Criss' kid!

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Lady ninjas need UV ray protection, too!

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Wonder Senorita!

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Got Drunk & Fell Into the Fishtank Man??

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"Ebony and Ivory...."

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"...live together in perfect har-mony..."

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That's how this guy dresses every day!

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Sarah Palin says "No moose is gonna f-k with me now!"

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This is the first year the snackbar is making booth deliveries...

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Craig Ferguson IS Han Solo!

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It's a nice day for a white and green wedding.

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When your mom goes all steampunk...

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Well worth becoming a supervillian if THAT's who's gonna beat me!

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That's some serious bug exterminators!

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Leggo of my Fetto --

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That's some hat trick!

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You're Super, Girl!

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Looks like she prefers a mini-vibrator to a Gentle Giant.

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She's mad because they didn't have time to finish their costumes.

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"Are you yankin' my chain?"

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Nerd nirvana, alright!

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"You think I'm funny? I look like a JOKE to you?!"

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"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain..."

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Wotta Wonder Woman!

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As long as there's cleavage or a bare belly, it's Manga!

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Are we sure these are actually costumes?

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Oh noooo, the Borg assimilated Larry "Bud" Melman!

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Sly Stallone's worst nightmare.

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Um, Manboob Man??

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Either Men in Black, the Blues Brothers, or undercover cops looking for Trek bootlegs.

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George Lucas' next project - Star Wars: The Musical!

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The team up nobody asked for.

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When Underachievers CosPlay Part Six.

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What Comic-Con attendee hasn't wished for a gas mask?

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Now THAT'S a Dark Knight!

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And an even DARKER one!

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Who knew David Copley was gonna be a guest?

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Nice pair!

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Latvian dictators are quite well fed.

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"Finally, the snackbar has something I can eat!"

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Michael Jordan Underwear Girl?

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Picking up princesses is easy when you bring some magic mushrooms.

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Wotta buncha jokers.

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Uh, paper bag Stimpy??

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Sid and Marty Krofft have been into the blotter acid again...

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Sorry, hon, the Peter Murphy concert was LAST month.

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UV Protection Woman!

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If it weren't for the Hellraiser puzzle box, I woulda mistaken them for Misfits fans.

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Who knew Betsy Ross had a comic?

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Almost caught Kitty Pryde taking a cat nap.

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For those about to geek, we salute you!

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Something fishy about these two...

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WOW, a costume from the awesome '70s rock opera movie Phantom of the Paradise!! My fave of the show (so far)!

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It's true - it's always easier to get a date when you hang out with an ugly friend...

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Before he became a leader of the Empire, Spaceballs' mainman Darth Helmet had some pretty menial jobs.

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Is there a Cameltoe Twins manga?

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How much you wanna bet they met on eHarmony?

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"I'm not waiting in any dang line!"

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Well, I'm no longer afraid of spiders and bats!

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Mike Tyson is really letting himself go.

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I get the whole steampunk thing, and I even kinda diggit -- but what's up with the Victor Bueno zombie carrying Heineken on a tray??

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"Danny DeVito IS Mr. Mxyzptlk!" I've been going to comic-cons since 1975, and I've NEVER seen a Mxyzptlk costume. Bravo, weird little man!

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When underachievers CosPlay part eight.

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Wonder Women - the Next Generation!

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"I'm feeling a little bloated..."

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NObody expects the Spanish Inquisition...to be sitting on the stairs...

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Do you think the entrance guards even notice she's not wearing a Comic-Con badge??

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So many characters I don't recognize this year - is this, uh, King and Queen Bee VS the Gingerhead Man?

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In a truly righteous universe, this would by my future wife!

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A Trio of Titanic TaTas!

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That moth almost ruined the picture.

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Y'know, ALL Captain Americas should have wings sticking out of their helmet like that!

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Adam Lambert 2025 takes a break by the Sail Pavilion.

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How is it that people outdoors in costumes like that aren't even sweating?!

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The cure IS worse than the disease!

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Either those are great costumes, or those two locals have spent too much time swimming in The Plunge.

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"F-ck Johnny Depp!"

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The guy on the right isn't wearing a costume; he tried to cut in front of the Twilight line.

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Hybrid costumes seem to be all the rage this year, like ol' Captain Spidey here!

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Impressive Alice and Mad Hatter! I like these two better than anything I saw in the actual movie...

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I'm a little nervous about where the guy on left is aiming one of his guns.

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When Phoenix met Elektra - another Jdate success story.

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Can you guess which warrior woman LOVES the BBQ ribs at Hibachi House???

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You'd be amazed at all the OTHER things this gal can do with plastic cigar cases!

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AfterMASH: The Movie! "I need all these crowds like I need a new hole in my head..."

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Back in the '70s, the Charges went thru a weird uniform phase...

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Usually at the foot of Market Street, "Buy American" means something very different...

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The League Of Extraordinarily Hungry Gentlepeople.

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I almost passed up little miss Riding Hood here, until I noticed her basket! Extra bee-yatch points for appearing to be shipping the wolf's head to his mother or something!

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"These are not the droids you seek..."

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She really needs to do something about that monkey on her back.

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=Gasp= You could do Shakespeare from that balcony!

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Took me a second to get this one - steampunk Captain Hook! Thank you, brass man!

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The little guy was another slow "aha" - steampunk Flash!

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Pretty lame way to get people to look at your junk.

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Hawkmilf!

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"It's not a costume. Some Klingon grabbed my skirt!"

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"You know, Indians wore pelts, so that makes us the First Furries..."

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"Look at the cool 'marital aids' we bought at the Doc Johnson booth!"

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"Once you go green, you'll see what they mean!"

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"WC Fields IS The Penguin!"

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"Michael Stipe IS Darth Vader!"

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AliSama July 30, 2011 @ 2:50 p.m.

Thank you for so many amazing pics! Just fyi! That is not Kitty Pryde:) she is rogue:) The costume is from the jim lee run on the xmen:) the cat nap joke is funny though:)

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