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Cosplay focus during unexpectedly light day at Comic-Con (pictures)

Day 2 of Comic-Con is supposed to be busier than the first day, but we found it to be no more chaotic than the day before. That doesn't mean there wasn't plenty to see or do, though.

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Comic-Con Day 2

Comic-Con felt lighter on Day 2 this year, as compared with a year ago. The good news is that gave us a chance to check out some of the cooler homemade costumes from around the show floor.
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Anonymous soldier

Decked out in combat fatigues and festooned with Anonymous sigils, not even Comic-Con is immune from the salient issues of the day.
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A Jor-El original

The original costume worn by Marlon Brando when he played the father of Superman in the original movie was on display at the Comic-Con Profiles in History booth, which showed off several items of pop-culture movie memorabilia.
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The Jedi Supper

This laminated print of a painting of a "Star Wars"-ification of the Last Supper begs the question: Should Luke be in Jesus' seat? Or Anakin?
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Comics and orchids

Harley of Harley Yee Rare Comics decorated his booth with another rarity on the Comic-Con floor: orchids.
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Comics for sale

Although there's much noise in the fan communities about how Hollywood has forced out the comics community at Comic-Con, you can still find vendors who'll sell you that one issue that's missing from your collection.
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Stacks of Bafflers

Hand-cut wooden puzzles unlike standard jigsaws, the Baffler collection of puzzles are three-dimensional and come in unusual shapes, like waterfalls.
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Comics art for sale, too

Original comics art is also still for sale, although it's probably better to buy a page over the Internet instead of paying impulse-buy prices.
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Bibles versus bikes

A small group of Christian fundamentalists protest outside Comic-Con every year. This year on Day 2, they were met with some counterprotests.
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A beer fighter

It's not just women who wear skimpy costumes at Comic-Con, as evidenced by this Coors Warrior and his six-pack.
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Dude looks like a Leia

Hafer, a 30-year-old Harrisburg, Penn., resident, says he came dressed as Slave Leia because he didn't get the "nerd PSA" that there were too many Leias in attendance.
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Darth Failure

Some of the best costumes at the show can be found outside the Con's walls. Here, the self-named Darth Failure begs for hugs outside the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.
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Power is everything

This ad for J.J. Abrams' new NBC show "Revolution," about the day electronic devices stop working, dominates the San Diego skyline during Comic-Con 2012.
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Who should shoot first?

This Imperial Guardsman from Warhammer 40,000 faces off against an orc.
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Wak Wak!

This Penguin costume was homemade -- not too shabby for a guy with bad eyesight and only four fingers.
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Super-ink

Kate Welch said she put the Rocketeer, her favorite superhero, on her arm because it reminds her of her dad, who's a pilot.
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Moon shot

What kind of cosplay gallery doesn't have Sailor Moon?
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Online art schooling

An online art school at schoolism.com offers art classes from renowned artists at a fraction of the cost of brick-and-mortar art schools.
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Booth dancing

This booth used loud techno and bad dancing to... do something. It attracted people with cameras, but it's not clear if they sold more of whatever it was they were selling.
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Stan Lee, papercraft

This booth was handing out papercraft patterns of Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee, and giving people who tweeted photos a chance to win the huge Stan Lee pictured on the left.
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Enigmatic

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Tick and Arthur

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Victorian Wonder Woman

Professional seamstress Chris Ryan sewed this Wonder Woman costume in a mind-bogglingly short two-and-a-half hours.
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Old-school toys

Eleven-year-old Damon from San Clemente, Calif., found a ViewFinder in a used toy bin. "It's cool," he said. "It's like a movie."

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