13 Favorite Phoenix Comicon 2013 Costumes

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Photos by Benjamin Leatherman
The throng of costumed and non-costumed folks at Phoenix Comicon 2013.
Simply put, there were two types of people who came to Phoenix Comicon this past weekend: those who wore a costume and those who didn't. The attendees who got into the spirit of the event and donned apparel were inspired by any number of comic books, cartoons, TV shows, video games, or movies. Some went the store-bought or lo-fi route, others spent a good chunk of their life building something killer.

In the midst of all the various versions of Doctor Who, Finn, The Joker, Deadmau5, or X-Men (all of which are commonplace at Comicon) were 13 different costumes that caught our eye and earned our respect. It was hard to whittle the list down -- especially with such worthy candidates as DIY samurais, game-inspired warriors, and clever genre-bending creations -- but here's a bakers dozen of our favorite outfits.

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Honorable Mentions: The Dathomir Sith Witch, Quail Man from Doug, and the quartet who came as most of the cast of Venture Bros.


13. Brony Bros
Passionate aficionados of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic were in abundance at Phoenix Comicon throughout the entire weekend, be they female or the notorious male fans of the cartoon and toy line known as "bronies."

These curious individuals could be found at My Little Pony fan panels, cosplay workshops, a separate trivia and discussion event dedicated to the show, and even a brony-themed Q&A. We also spotted this pair of pony-like furries who put the "bro" in "bronies" by sporting shutter shades and swagtastic muscle shirts.


12. The Disney Princesses
Not gonna lie, we're big Walt Disney nerds at heart after growing up with the timeless animated classics the House of Mouse produced over the past 76 years. So we enjoyed seeing this retinue of Disney heroines traipsing about Phoenix Comicon. As you can see, the quintet included Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast's Belle, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella from, uh...Cinderella, and Brave's Merida, the newest member of the club.

We considered asking the chica portraying the fiery-haired lass for her take on the backlash over the thinner, sexier version of the character that Disney recently unveiled (and subsequently withdrew), but she and her fellow princesses were mobbed by some adoring children.

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Phoenix Convention Center

100 N. Third St., Phoenix, AZ

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