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The Best Cosplay, Costumes, & Makeup from Comic-Con 2023

From capes and spandex to homemade props and wild gadgets, these are our favorite looks
Photo Credit: Cole Novak
Comic Con 2023 Day 1 Spiderman Spiderverse

Comic Con 2023 Day 1 Spiderman Spiderverse

Photo Credit: Cole Novak

Comic-Con, one of San Diego’s most highly anticipated events is finally here. It’s a time for comic enthusiasts, superhero movie lovers, and nerds of all kinds to have their day in the sun. Although Comic-Con 2023 may be quieter due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, one thing that won’t change this year is attendees’ unwavering passion for cosplay.Things are about to get weird.Badge or not, half of the fun of turning our city into a Marvel movie set is getting to see how imaginative attendees get to pay homage to their favorite characters. With Day One officially taking place, we hit the streets to find the best costumes and wildest creations roaming the halls of the Convention Center.Click the photos below for the best cosplay attire at Comic-Con 2023:

Comic Con 2023 Day 1 Saiyaman, Raccacoonie, and Ahsoka - Dragon Ball Z, Everyhing Everwhere All at Once, andThe Mandalorian

Comic Con 2023 Day 1 Saiyaman, Raccacoonie, and Ahsoka – Dragon Ball Z, Everyhing Everwhere All at Once, andThe Mandalorian

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Comic Con 2023 Day 1 Barbie

Comic Con 2023 Day 1 Barbie

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Comic Con 2023 Day 1 23

Comic Con 2023 Day 1 23

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Comic Con 2023 Day 1 34

Comic Con 2023 Day 1 34

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Comic Con 2023 Day 1 The Mandalorian & Baby Yoda

Comic Con 2023 Day 1 The Mandalorian & Baby Yoda

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Comic Con 2023 Day 1 19

Comic Con 2023 Day 1 19

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Comic Con 2023 Day  Adam West's Batman

Comic Con 2023 Day Adam West’s Batman

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Comic Con 2023 Day 1 27

Comic Con 2023 Day 1 27

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Comic Con 2023 Day 1 Samurai C-3PO

Comic Con 2023 Day 1 Samurai C-3PO

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Comic Con 2023 Day 1 22

Comic Con 2023 Day 1 22

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Comic Con 2023 Day 1 30

Comic Con 2023 Day 1 30

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Comic Con 2023 Day 1 20

Comic Con 2023 Day 1 20

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Comic Con 2023 Day 1 32

Comic Con 2023 Day 1 32

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Comic Con 2023 Day 1 28

Comic Con 2023 Day 1 28

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Comic Con 2023 Day 1 33

Comic Con 2023 Day 1 33

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By Cole Novak

With years of experience developing digital strategies for agencies and companies, he loves helping local businesses and local non-profits bring their digital content to life. A lifelong San Diegan, he’s passionate about storytelling, photography, surfing, food, music, filmmaking, technology, and the great outdoors.

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