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Groot and Galactus: Best of Denver Comic Con 2018 cosplay

Superheroes, monsters and Star Trek drag queens invaded Denver Comic Con 2018. Here are photos of some of the best cosplay spotted at the pop culture convention.

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Star Trek drag queens

Superheroes, monsters, and Star Trek drag queens invaded Denver Comic Con from June 15-17. Here's some of the best cosplay spotted at the pop culture convention.

These Star Trek cosplayers boldly go where no one has gone before -- in drag.

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Galactus

Marvel comic book character Galactus consumes planets to survive, so clearly this Denver Comic Con cosplayer has to wear a gigantic costume remind us how puny mere mortals look by comparison. 

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Incredibles dogs

Even dogs show their geek pride. These pups are dressed up as superhero characters from Pixar's The Incredibles.

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Garden Gnome

This little gnome looks like he's ready to attack. 

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Labyrinth

Cosplayers dressed as Labyrinth characters Jareth and Sarah in their masquerade ball formal wear add a touch of romance to Denver Comic Con.

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Groot

If you plan on dressing up as the very tall Guardians of the Galaxy character Groot, it helps to have a friend around to lead you through the convention crowd.

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Little Shop of Horrors

Feed me, Seymour! This handmade prop of the killer plant Audrey II from horror-comedy movie Little Shop of Horrors looks like it could use a snack.

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Mahna Mahna Muppets

Here's some creative cosplay of Sesame Street characters Bip Bippadotta and two Anything Muppet girls best known for singing the nonsense song "Mahna Mahna."

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Grim Reaper

This Grim Reaper is very thankful to the deadly Marvel villain Thanos

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Guardians of the Galaxy

When the Guardians of the Galaxy aren't saving the universe or fighting Thanos, they're taking a relaxing stroll around Denver Comic Con. Here's Groot, Gamora, Yondu and Mantis.

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Ewoks

Lovingly nicknamed "Murder Bears" by Star Wars fans, these Ewoks don't look like they're planning to attack the Empire quite yet. 

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Family cosplayers

Denver Comic Con is a great place to spot families cosplaying together. Here's an impressive clan of cosplayers dressed as their favorite Trollhunters characters.

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Wizard dog

This adorable Schnauzer dog looks ready to make some magic. 

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Death

When spotting a cosplayer portraying Sandman comic book character Death, it's always a good idea to ask nicely for a photo, just in case it really is Death.

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Stranger Things Chief Hopper

Looks like Stranger Things character Chief Hopper is taking a break from the Upside Down to wander the halls at Denver Comic Con.  

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Wind-up Dalek

Daleks in Doctor Who always want to enslave humanity, but this wind-up version might be easier to run away from. 

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Castle

The comedy cop TV show Castle is no longer airing, but that doesn't stop this cosplayer from portraying Nathan Fillion's sleuthing mystery novelist character Richard Castle. He's wearing the bullet-proof lifejacket that Castle wore in dangerous situations with Writer instead of NYPD written on the front.  

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Dinosaur

Dinosaur cosplay could be found all around Denver Comic Con, most likely because of the excitement surrounding the movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The giant blue bear looking in from the outside is actually a 40-foot blue bear statue created by artist Lawrence Argent that permanently stands outside Colorado Convention Center year round. 

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