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16 Photos that Prove DC’s Awesome Con Cosplayers Live Up to the Name

Photo courtesy @candidjohnkim via Instagram.

DC’s annual Awesome Con brings together the best kinds of cosplay enthusiasts with creative, intricate, and insane costumes. We found the best Insta shots of the most notable characters—from Belle to Kylo Ren—at this year’s convention.

These Mandalorian Mercs from Star Wars are always ready.

A beautiful Belle. Now, where’s her Beast?

Negan nightmares for days.

This Starlord is the guardian of our galaxy.

An A+ Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

By far the best (and shiniest) Robin we’ll ever get.

Father-Daughter goals.

A flawless gender-bending Black Panther.

The best Spidermen.

Can’t get enough of this cosplay family doing Indiana Jones justice.

Supergirls get super breaks.

Han Solo locked and loaded.

Fierce. Femme. Kylo Ren #awesomecon #starwars #cosplay #kylo

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Can she please play Kylo Ren IRL?

Lovely Raven cosplay #teentitans #titansgo #awesomecon2017 #perfectcosplay #raven #cosplay

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The best Teen Titan takes a stroll.

R2-D2 meets a Dalek and we’re getting misty-eyed.

"Get OVER HERE!" #awesomecon #awesomecon2017 #Scorpion #MortalKombat

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The best throwback.

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Former editorial fellow Kayla Randall is City Lights editor at Washington City Paper.