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The faces of cosplay at Comic-Con 2019

Raymond Weijland of Rancho Cucamonga dressed as Spider-Man at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
(K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune)

Cosplay may be the most noticeable part of the Comic-Con scene in San Diego and has always been a part of genre convention culture around the world. Photographer K.C. Alfred of the San Diego Union-Tribune looks to capture images of the people (and animals) who go all out in honoring and emulating pop culture figures.

From wonder women to super men, here’s a spotlight of some of the heroes, psychopaths, pets and aliens making their way around the convention center and the local Gaslamp area.

Russell Arons of Los Angeles dressed as Queen Hippolyta at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
Russell Arons of Los Angeles dressed as Queen Hippolyta at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
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Troy Lawrence of Los Angeles dressed as Jon Snow from "Game of Thrones" at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
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Alina Masquerade of Phoenix dressed as a burlesque Snow White at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
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Merly the cosplay dog of Houston dressed as Iron Spider at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
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Sandra Sanchez of Culver City dressed as Pennywise from "It" at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
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Rudy Keith of Albuquerque dressed as John Wick at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
Rudy Keith of Albuquerque dressed as John Wick at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
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Jordan Quinzon of Upland dressed as the Joker at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
Jordan Quinzon of Upland dressed as the Joker at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
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Mary Marshall of San Diego dressed as Lt. Ilia from "Star Trek" at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
Mary Marshall of San Diego dressed as Lt. Ilia from “Star Trek” at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
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Cheryll Del Rosario and Schyler Bradford of San Francisco dressed as Tethered from Jordan Peele's "Us" at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
Cheryll Del Rosario and Schyler Bradford of San Francisco dressed as Tethered from Jordan Peele’s “Us” at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
(K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Elif Muyesser of New York dressed as She-Ra at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
Elif Muyesser of New York dressed as She-Ra at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
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Cole Meek of San Diego dressed as a ranger from the "Fallout" video games at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
Cole Meek of San Diego dressed as a ranger from the “Fallout” video games at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.
(K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Pina Sherman, right, along with son Ryan Block and daughter Sabrina Block of Los Angeles, dressed as Army Men and Barbie from "Toy Story" at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19, 2019.
Pina Sherman, right, along with son Ryan Block and daughter Sabrina Block of Los Angeles, dressed as Army Men and Barbie from “Toy Story” at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19, 2019.
(K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Grae Drake of Los Angeles dressed as Tanker-Bell at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19, 2019.
Grae Drake of Los Angeles dressed as Tanker-Bell at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19, 2019.
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Jacqueline Martinez of Los Angeles dressed as video game character Kratos at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19, 2019.
Jacqueline Martinez of Los Angeles dressed as video game character Kratos at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19, 2019.
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Davit Dent-Taise of Los Angeles dressed as a Scottish Deadpool at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19, 2019.
Davit Dent-Taise of Los Angeles dressed as a Scottish Deadpool at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19, 2019.
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Emma Roberts of Scottsdale dressed as Himiko Toga of My Hero Academia at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19, 2019.
Emma Roberts of Scottsdale dressed as Himiko Toga of My Hero Academia at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19, 2019.
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Jon Ringard of Fernley, Nev., dressed Poseidon at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19, 2019.
Jon Ringard of Fernley, Nev., dressed Poseidon at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19, 2019.
(K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Harry Middleton and wife Karen of Fullerton dressed as Hag and Evil Queen at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19, 2019.
Harry Middleton and wife Karen of Fullerton dressed as Hag and Evil Queen at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19, 2019.
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David Perez of Sacramento salutes Jim Carrey as The Mask That Stole Christmas at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2019.
David Perez of Sacramento salutes Jim Carrey as The Mask That Stole Christmas at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2019.
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Michael Cherry of Redlands dressed as "IT's" Pennywise at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2019.
Michael Cherry of Redlands dressed as “IT’s” Pennywise at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2019.
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Heather Siordia of Orange as the Joker at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2019.
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Calvin Sykes of San Diego dressed as "Reno 911!'s" Lt. Dangle at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2019.
Calvin Sykes of San Diego dressed as “Reno 911!'s” Lt. Dangle at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2019.
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Alberto Hurtado of Chula Vista dressed as the 50th Anniversary Merman at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2019.
Alberto Hurtado of Chula Vista dressed as the 50th Anniversary Merman at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2019.
(K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Bryan Nguyen of Irvine dressed as Superman with his daughter Kara as Supergirl at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2019.
Bryan Nguyen of Irvine dressed as Superman with his daughter Kara as Supergirl at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2019.
(K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Carrie Rudner of Alameda dressed as Carrie at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2019.
Carrie Rudner of Alameda dressed as Carrie at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2019.
(K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Brandon Isaacson of San Francisco dressed as McThor at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2019.
Brandon Isaacson of San Francisco dressed as McThor at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2019.
(K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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