CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Thousands of people are attending this weekend's packed Wizard World Cleveland Comic Con for the second year in a row. It's a place where superheroes, comic books, along with TV and movie characters, are well represented by children, adults and families.
"Cosplay" has become mainstream at Wizard World, as people create their costumes to resemble their favorite characters and shows. There's no such thing as overdressed.
The Stephens family competes in Comic Con costume contests as a fun way to bond.
"We started just over a year ago. This is our seventh convention that we've been to," said Mary Stephens.
Fans go all out with hair, makeup and home-sewn outfits. The more real-looking, the more photos people want to take with you. We saw everyone from Supergirl and Harley Quinn, to Darth Vader, Penguin, Joker, Agent Carter, Ninja Turtles, Deadpool, Opa, Kiki, and Thea Queen, aka Speedy.
"The fans have been great, but this Saturday is great, and we've been having a good time," said Michael Rooker, star of "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Walking Dead."
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Wizard World runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the convention center in downtown Cleveland. Click here for a list of celebrity appearances and ticket information. Going to the event? Send us your photos at email@example.com! And tell us about your favorite costumes.
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