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Fans get their geek on at Comic-Con's Masquerade

July 21, 2013

YellowBrix

SAN DIEGO -- Imagine Marvel's comic book heroes recast as Bollywood characters, a whiny Skeletor teaming up with Loki in an attempt to get back at those jerks He-Man and Thor, and "Star Wars" reimagined as a musical complete with a chorus line of Jawa showgirls.

Cosplay enthusiasts gathered Saturday night at Comic-Con to get their geek on, participating in the annual Masquerade meant to celebrate creativity, imagination and costume makings skills of all levels.

Fans, many in their own multi-colored multiverse of costumes, began lining up hours early for one of the pop-culture celebration's most-anticipated events. They were rewarded with a little bit of everything from the comic book, film, anime and video game worlds.

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