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London Super Comic Convention: Hundreds of costumed comic-book enthusiasts at event

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Image caption Enthusiasts enjoy dressing as fantasy creatures, monsters, superheroes, villains and mingling with fellow comic-book fans

More than 30,000 people dressed as comic book characters are expected to attend this year's London Super Comic Convention in London's Docklands.

Fans will flock to the ExCel centre for the latest in comics, graphic novels and related memorabilia.

Talks and autograph sessions are also held with comic book creators.

Jaw-dropping costumes can be seen at the event, although organisers stipulate they must have "enough body coverage to be worn in public".

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Image caption The convention features a wide range of characters from the comic book world
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Image caption The two-day event draws crowds from across the country
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Image caption Superheroes are a popular theme
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Image caption The ExCel centre will be packed with thousands of superheroes, villains and anime characters this weekend
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Image caption All metal weapons including knives, daggers, swords, clubs, batons, and axes are forbidden
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Image caption Costumes should not have any parts that could cause an injury to other attendees of the convention