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    • A man dressed as the Joker at San Diego Comic-Con 2012.
    • A girl dressed as the Scarlet Witch at San Diego Comic-Con in 2013.
    • Lucy Capuchino, left, and Miguel Capuchino, of San Diego, dressed as Lucy and Charlie Brown, attend day one of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in San Diego.
    • A man dressed as the King of the Night from the TV series Game of Thrones at San Diego Comic-Con 2018.
    • French Bulldog at Comic-Con in San Diego, 2016.
    • Family dressed as Mario Bros arcade heroes at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.
    • Visitor to Comic-Con International as a character from the TV series The Walking Dead in San Diego, 2018.
    • Visitors to Comic-Con International in San Diego, 2019 dressed in costumes from Star Wars.
    • Lorraine Ouellette, a member of the League of Hatters, poses for a photo in between two Mad Hatters on day one of Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center Thursday, 21 July 2016, in San Diego.
    • A fan dressed as Pokemon's Pikachu walks past the lines before Preview Night at Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center Wednesday 8 July 2015 in San Diego.
    • Ana Niebla of San Diego models her own Princess Pennywise outfit before Preview Night of the 2019 Comic-Con International: San Diego, Wednesday, 17 July 2019, in San Diego.
    • Festival attendees dressed as Velma and Daphne from Scooby Doo pose on the first day of Comic-Con International in San Diego, 2017
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    A man dressed as the Joker at San Diego Comic-Con 2012.

    In honour of the virtual opening of the festival, we invite you to look at the best cosplays of recent years in our photo gallery!

    The main geek festival on the planet - Comic-Con International 2020 - will not take place in its traditional form due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the organizers will host the event online.

    The festival is now called Comic-Con@Home and takes place online from 22-26 July.

    The good news is that it will be completely free: that is, everyone can now visit the virtual exhibition hall.

    Comic-Con was originally conceived as an exhibition of comics and related popular art. It is the largest festival of its kind in the United States, and the third in the world after Comiket in Japan and the Angoulême International Comics Festival in France.

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