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POW! BAM! ZING!: The best costumes from Wizard World Austin Comic Con


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Greetings, true believers! Wizard World Austin Comic-Con is in full swing at the Austin Convention Center all weekend, and we couldn't be happier!

Besides the celebrity sightings of so many of our favorite guilty pop culture icons of days gone by (Wil Wheaton! Dean Cain!), our favorite part about Comic Con is the unabashedly proud display that comes in the form of cosplay.

Cosplay, for those not in the culture, is the practice of dressing up in a homemade costume of your favorite superhero or sci-fi character and proudly wearing it out in public for all to enjoy.

Comic cons are the absolute best place to wear your costume with pride. Because, unlike on Sixth Street, people will recognize your intention and want to take one million photos with you.

Here is our collection of the best costumes we found on Saturday at this year's Austin Comic Con.

Wonder Woman and Poison Ivy put aside their differences to smile and pose together. There's no room for super-heroics or psychosis when the fans are waiting.

This collection of Superpersons prove that the family that poses together, stays together (and looks great in spandex together).

The Red Ranger shows off all of the rippling muscles on his 100 percent real physique. This Ranger was taking a break from his day job at Game Over Videogames when he took the time to pose for us.

Naruto Shippuden conjures a glowing Rasengen (ninjitsu ball of force energy) to launch at any foe who points out his real age.

Who you gonna call? (You know the answer.)

Fresh off the Avengers vs. X-Men crossover that recently re-launched the Marvel Universe, Uncanny Avenger The Scarlet Witch contemplates her role as one of the most powerful women in the universe.

X-Man Rogue blows a kiss at her admirers. She's only recently learned how to control her powers, and is finally ready to make physical contact with all the boys who love her.

Proving that not all superhero costumes have to be impractical or overtly sexy, this White Queen poses for her drooling fans. She doesn't have to read your mind to know what you're thinking.

Lady Deadpool was wandering the Austin Convention Center looking for someone new to impress with her rapid healing factor and uncanny reflexes. And if that doesn't work, she's got plenty of guns, swords and knives, too.

Batman may have given up crime fighting in Gotham, but he's still got time to look menacing with his biggest fans.

This successfully terrifying Scarecrow costume hid a delightfully energetic Batman fan beneath its burlap folds.

What's more terrifying than Bane, the hulking supervillain from Batman Rises? TWO Banes, in matching outfits.

Silk Spectre and The Comedian from the iconic graphic novel and film adaption, The Watchmen. Luckily, his giant gun is just a lot of hot air.

Storm Shadow and The Baroness take time out from their nefarious plotting against G.I. Joe to show off their impressive full-body costumes.

Doc Brown poses in front of an authentic DeLorean in the middle of the convention floor. The car belongs to Austin author Ernie Cline, who has been touring the country promoting his sci-fi novel, Ready Player One.

This Star Wars power couple pose in the middle of the convention center, waiting their turn to pose with the DeLorean.

Boba Fett was a serious threat in the Star Wars universe, thanks to all of his dangerous and heavily-armed clones. Of course, even clones have to start as young mercenaries.

There's no one inside this R2D2 robot, but we couldn't pass up snapping a photo of this adorable little helper bot. R2 was entertaining the crowds waiting in line singing and dancing to his own Star Wars parody songs.

Sure they're not superheroes, per se, but these aliens from The Muppet Show yib-yib-yibbed their way all through the Con with googly eyes and quivering mouths. A delightful whiff of whimsical nostalgia.

QorDu' is the Klingon word for "family." Not that it has much value in Klingon culture. There used to be five of them —  just ten minutes before this picture was taken...

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