The Cosplayers of Comic Con

Recently I went to Fan Expo Dallas, my first ever comic con. I went on a media pass to write a series of articles for The Dallas Socials, and there was so much to see and do that I got several articles worth of material out of it. My favorite part of Fan Expo Dallas was meeting the cosplayers. Cosplayers (short for costume players) dress up as their favorite superheroes or sci-fi characters and go to various comic and sci-fi conventions to show off their designs. I walked around Fan Expo Dallas for three days, snapping these photos amongst many others.


Spock Vegas

A professional cosplayer known as Spock Vegas. This guy was amazing, never breaking character.

Captain America

Captain America at Fan Expo Dallas

This Captain America pulls it off better than I do, but that’s okay.

The Joker

Creepy Joker Cosplay

There were lots of Jokers at the comic con, but this one was the creepiest.

Nick Fury

Nick Fury at Fan Expo

Nick Fury from the Avengers series.


Yondu at Fan Expo Dallas

Yondu, Star Lord’s mentor/nemesis/ally from Guardians of the Galaxy.


Ghostbusters Cosplay

Two Ghostbusters, complete with proton packs.

The Sims

The Sims at Fan Expo Dallas

Two women dressed up as Sims from the game of the same name.

Lego Man

Lego Man at Fan Expo

This Lego man was carrying around a bloody chainsaw.

Mermaid Man

This guy is dressed as Mermaid Man, the elderly superhero from SpongeBob SquarePants.

This guy is dressed as Mermaid Man, the elderly superhero from SpongeBob SquarePants.

Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S Thompson Cosplay

I like how cosplayers can even portray real people. This guy was dressed up as writer Hunter S. Thompson, as portrayed by Brad Pitt in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Are you or you friends into cosplay? If so, what have you dressed up as and where did you go to show off your costume(s)? Let me know in the comment section. And if you’d like to see more of my pictures, check out the photo essay I put together for The Dallas Socials.

Steve Lovelace

Steve Lovelace is a writer and graphic artist. After graduating Michigan State University in 2004, he taught Spanish in Samoa before moving to Dallas, Texas. He blogs regularly at

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  1. June 16, 2015

    […] more pictures from Fan Expo Dallas, check out my coverage of comic con cosplayers both here and at The Dallas Socials. And if you were at the convention center with me and thousands of […]

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