You will find a myriad of costumes at any comic-con which will range from those who just went to a costume store and picked up an outfit to those whose dedication and skills are astounding in the final creation they will eventually wear. To assist future cosplay makings they also have sessions at the cons where you can learn how to make your own costumes complete with armor, masks, weapons and more . I’ve seen huge wings that have actually unfolded, body paint and makeup out of this world (I salute the ones who can wear the wild contact lens), hand made armor and masks, fangs and more.
As one who has done full face makeup I can testify that it takes a lot of time and skill to get it right and a ton of cold cream to get it off! You can always tell what character or movie is trending by the number of cosplayers dressed as them. This con seemed to have a lot of Deadpools I suppose in anticipation of his movie coming out in February. In the cosplay community we get to know and support one another and trade tips on how to create things; a great group of men and women.
For the younger set, sometimes parents will just bring their children dressed up and then there are those parents (and grandparents) who dress with the children. As the grands and I were walking along two young men complimented me on starting the kids early with the love of comic cons and cosplaying. Thank you, I’m trying 🙂