Comic Con 2016: The best costumes so far

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Comic-Con International has just kicked off in San Diego. The four day sci-fi, comic and fantasy convention attracts thousands of fans. And as ever, the outfits are incredible. There are just some of the best on show...

An Elvis impersonator performs on stilt
Image caption Elvis on stilts promoting the movie Sharknado - it's about sharks attacking Las Vegas. Yes, sharks attacking Las Vegas!

It wouldn't be Comic-con without a bit of Ghostbuster action.

The 2016 remake involving women Ghostbusters has been a major taking point lately, with some fans upset at the all-female cast and the stars receiving a lot of abuse.

Two Comic-Con fans dressed as the original members of Ghostbusters.
Image caption The Original Ghostbusters film captured the world's imagination in 1984

Not many people would be brave enough to pull this one off but check out Marvel's Silver Surfer. Fine in San Diego, less practical in Morecambe.

The Silver Surfer
Image caption The Silver Surfer first appeared in Marvel comics in 1966

Leah is killing it as Diva Plavalaguna from The Fifth Element.

Leah Thomas dresses as Diva Plavalaguna from 'The Fifth Element'
'The Walking Dead' zombie

The Incredible Hulk is always a favourite at these conventions, first seen in comic books in 1962. This year Marvel decided to kill off Doctor Banner (the Hulk's alter ego) in comic "Civil War II". Hawkeye shoots Banner in the eye, killing him.

The Incredible Hulk
Image caption "HULK SMASH!"
Christina Rivera of Austin, Texas
Image caption Christina is terrifying dressed as Brewess from the Witcher 3 video game

This one has the feel of "forgot until the last minute and took whatever was left at the fancy dress shop".

Fans attend Comic-Con International

Much more effort here,

Fans attend Comic-Con International
Fans attend Comic-Con International
Fans attend Comic-Con International

No, we don't know either.

Fans attend Comic-Con International

Take away the hat and he could be Columbo. Just one more question etc

Fans attend Comic-Con International

No prizes for guessing the emotion.

Fans attend Comic-Con International
Fans attend Comic-Con International

Do you think she knows about the person behind her?

Fans attend Comic-Con International

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