The whirlwind that is San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone. The lines were long, the celebrities were elusive, the previews were awe-inspiring, and the collectables made our inner-child squeal with glee. Strap on your exclusive comic-con bag across your back and join us as we round up the highlights of this epicenter of geek culture!
75 years of Batman
Preview Night (Wednesday) actually fell on Batman Day and the 75th anniversary of everyone's favorite caped crusader. The DC booth was celebrating all things Batman with classic movie memorabilia, exclusive artwork, and a preview of the newest Batman cape and cowl from the upcoming Superman Vs. Batman.
Cool Toys, Collectibles, and Goodies
Comic-Con is full of the comics, toys, and collectibles that geeks dream about. Whether you are into LEGOs, action figures, mini-statues, or full size replicas, this con will meet all your nerdy desires. Who wouldn't want a full-size Han Solo in carbonite for their living room?
Sideshow Collectibles always produces cool works of art to be enoyed by all ages. The Legendary Scale collection boasts the most impressive statues with realistic detailing in true-to-life sizes. Our favorite charcters from the Marvel and Star Wars Universes were there on glorious display.
The Hobbit panel on Saturday was a packed event, but for those who couldn't make it into the coveted Hall H, Weta Workshops brought along a life size head of Smaug the Dragon. The prop even had eyes that opened and shut, making it an instant fan favorite of the crowds in the convention center.
Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the bigger licensed properties at the show and Rocket Raccoon was everywhere to be found. Clockwise from the upper left we have a full sized statue of Rocket and Groot made from LEGOs, a giant pop vinyl of Rocket, a scaled statue of Rocket and Groot, and finally a life-size statue of Rocket Raccoon.
Dressing in geek finery is one thing, but this year's attendees were even ROLLING in style to Comic-Con! Here are two of our favorite geek vehicles from the show: The first is a Darth Vader mash-up with the bat-mobile, and that is followed by the Shag'n Wag'n from Dumb and Dumber.
Makeup and special FX go hand in hand with the cosplay culture of Comic-Con. The Cinema Makeup School was set up at the convention floor, offering live makeup demonstrations. The X-Men villain Apocalypse was the highlight of their work and got everyone excited for the next film in the X-Men franchise, The Age of Apocalypse.
Comic-Con would not be complete without a look at some of the world's best cosplay. All levels of costume enthusiasts attend the Con, from highly skilled fabricators, to amateurs just looking to get in on the fun!
Captain Jack and the 11th Doctor
Elsa from Frozen
501st Scout Trooper
Sgt. Calhoun from Wreck-It Ralph
Mash-up! Evil Knievel Boba Fett
Too Funny! Jurassic Park Workers
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade Cosplay
His and Hers TARDIS Costumes
Jewish Wolverine- A Comic-Con Classic
Want to see even more costume goodness?
Check out Part 2 of our Comic-Con coverage Here!