Creative Costumes from the San Diego Comic-Con ’09

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for comic book and fantasy/horror/sci-fi movie geeks! The San Diego Comic-Con once again saw devotees of all fandoms converge upon the West coast convention with cameras, comics, and costumes in-tow. For four days, July 22-26, SDCC boasts stars and exclusive unveilings of movies and posters for upcoming films that fans are on pins and needles waiting to sneek a peek at.

Among some of the luminaries in attendence, signing autographs and speaking at fan Q&A panels about their upcoming projects included Johnny Depp, Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, and Robert Downey, Jr.

Celebs aren’t the only reason fans turn out. Artists and comic book writers are also on hand, signing limited edition prints and items. Some of the panel discussions at SDCC 2009 included “How to get a job in the video game industry,” a Writer’s Guild panel on the changing face of animation and its PG-13 status (Seth McFarlane also put in an appearance talking about the behind-the-scenes fun on the set of the Family Guy ), and symposiums a-plenty! Additionally, action figure enthusiasts can get their mitts on limited-edition toys and t-shirts.

Not limited to just these attractions, the booths and displays at SDCC with costumes and artifacts from films like Star Wars and art inspired by cult films.

And of course, there are the costumes! Fans turn out in droves and part of the fun is playing dress-up in homemade, store-bought costumes that range from good, bad, and plain ugly. Still, it’s all in good fun and you’d be surprised at how good — or even imaginative — some of these SDCC fan costumes are! Here’s a random sampling of some of the more unique ones:

Pandora from Death Jr.

A sexy, stylized version of Pandora from Death Jr.

Green Star Trek Cadet

The Green Cadet from Star Trek

Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow costumes from the upcoming

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