This past weekend, people walking around downtown Denver may have run into their favorite super heroes, super villains or maybe even something totally unrecognizable. It's all part of the fourth annual Denver Comic Con, an event that organizers say brought in 101,500 people to the Colorado Convention Center.
Convention attendees dressed in elaborate getups are called cosplayers, short for costume play. Their outfits can take hours, weeks, days, or months to complete -- 44-year-old Phil Windsor spent 13 months on his Starcraft reaper costume.
We caught up with three attendees and asked them what they were wearing, and why.
Caroline Maggard, 21
What are you dressed as today? It's just an original character. Have you ever played BloodRayne? It'd be kinda in that realm, it's a vampire game.
What do you think her personality is like? I would say very isolated, kind of a badass I guess. She probably does a lot of things herself.
Is this character different from who you are in real life? She's a lot more brave than I would be. A lot more willing to take on stuff than I would be.
How is dressing as your own character different? A lot of people ask what I'm from, and I just have to say original character. That's a little bit different.
It's kinda nice, a lot of people when they dress up as someone, they get into their character, and set as that. I can do what I want, and that's nice.
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