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Supergirl, Chewbacca and Darth Vader are among fans at Manchester’s comic con 

Thousands of comic book fans have transformed themselves into their favourite superheroes for the Cosplayer Comic Con in Manchester this weekend.  

The event at Manchester Central on Saturday and Sunday is expected to be attended by 40,000 people across the weekend and gives those attending the chance to meet the stars of Hollywood blockbusters and the creators of comics and animations.

Fans have been dressing up as weird and wonderful characters ranging from Mexican Deadpools, Power Rangers and Star Wars characters.

Visitors were able to meet stars such as  Benedict Wong from Doctor Strange and Avengers Infinity War, Khary Payton and Cooper Andrews from the Walking Dead as well as Christopher Judge from Stargate. 

Voiceover artists, publishers and illustrators are also attending the event. 

The event held at Manchester Central on Saturday and Sunday, is expected to be attended by 40,000 people.

Guests at the Comic Con in Manchester include Benedict Wong of Doctor Strange and Avengers: Infinity War

Guests at the Comic Con in Manchester include Benedict Wong of Doctor Strange and Avengers: Infinity War

Voiceover artists, publishers and illustrators are also attending the event at Manchester Central

Voiceover artists, publishers and illustrators are also attending the event at Manchester Central

Cosplayers posing together dressed as Ashitaka and Princess Mononoke of Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke

Cosplayers posing together dressed as Ashitaka and Princess Mononoke of Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke

A woman dressed in red takes a selfie with cosplayer dressed as Mexican Deadpool outside the Comic Con

A woman dressed in red takes a selfie with cosplayer dressed as Mexican Deadpool outside the Comic Con

Ready for action: Cosplayers dressed as the green, red and black Power Rangers pose outside the conference yesterday

Ready for action: Cosplayers dressed as the green, red and black Power Rangers pose outside the conference yesterday

Costumes, props and works of art from the Steampunk Emporium are on show at the event held in Manchester. Pictured one of  the event-goers enjoy a drink

Costumes, props and works of art from the Steampunk Emporium are on show at the event held in Manchester. Pictured one of  the event-goers enjoy a drink

The Comic Con included a kids zone which gave people the chance to meet their superheroes with face-painting, soft-play, toys and books

The Comic Con included a kids zone which gave people the chance to meet their superheroes with face-painting, soft-play, toys and books

This woman dressed as the Supergirl character who  plays a supporting role in various DC Comics publications, including Action Comics

This woman dressed as the Supergirl character who  plays a supporting role in various DC Comics publications, including Action Comics

The Comic Village gave people the opportunity to get face-to-face with artists and writers including Marc Ellerby, Sarah Graley & Mike Garley

The Comic Village gave people the opportunity to get face-to-face with artists and writers including Marc Ellerby, Sarah Graley & Mike Garley

An event-goer dressed as Darth Vader forces a man to do sit-ups. He was just one of the many to attend dressed as Star Wars characters

An event-goer dressed as Darth Vader forces a man to do sit-ups. He was just one of the many to attend dressed as Star Wars characters

The event draws in thousands of fantasy film and comic fans with the chance to meet some of their favourite stars

The event draws in thousands of fantasy film and comic fans with the chance to meet some of their favourite stars

This sinister looking clown was one of those dressing up as their favourite characters

This sinister looking clown was one of those dressing up as their favourite characters

Wednesday Addams, of the Addams Family, is joined by Chewbacca, who was part of a group of rebels in the Star Wars 

Wednesday Addams, of the Addams Family, is joined by Chewbacca, who was part of a group of rebels in the Star Wars 

Fans dressed as a wide range of characters and  were seen filing their way into the busy exhibition centre yesafternoon

A man dressed as Father Ted, the main character from the hit Channel 4 comedy series, holding his entrance ticket

A man dressed as Father Ted, the main character from the hit Channel 4 comedy series, holding his entrance ticket

Fans dressed up as a wide array of characters for the event

Fans dressed up as a wide array of characters for the event

One of those who attended dressed as a Deadpool version of American president Donald Trump

One of those who attended dressed as a Deadpool version of American president Donald Trump

Cosplayers dressed as Ashitaka and Princess Mononoke of Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke pose

Cosplayers dressed as Ashitaka and Princess Mononoke of Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke pose

Reaching for the sky: a cosplayer dressed as an Ewok of Star Wars Return of the Jedi strikes a pose for the camera 

Reaching for the sky: a cosplayer dressed as an Ewok of Star Wars Return of the Jedi strikes a pose for the camera 

This woman dressed as Princess Mononoke the main character from the animated epic historical fantasy film of the same name

This woman dressed as Princess Mononoke the main character from the animated epic historical fantasy film of the same name

Visitors have come from around the world for event in Manchester which is celebrating comic books, films and game

These women came along dressed as Sailor Jupiter and  Sailor Moon, characters in the the Sailor Moon Manga series

These women came along dressed as Sailor Jupiter and  Sailor Moon, characters in the the Sailor Moon Manga series

Guest at the event donned make-up and weird and wonderful costumes 

Guest at the event donned make-up and weird and wonderful costumes 

One of the highlights of the event is the FrightFest with exclusive clips, guests and discussions for the scarily good celebration. Pictured two fans who dressed as their favourite characters at the event

One of the highlights of the event is the FrightFest with exclusive clips, guests and discussions for the scarily good celebration. Pictured two fans who dressed as their favourite characters at the event

These two women dressed as sinister looking characters for the event which is expected to attract 40,000 people 

These two women dressed as sinister looking characters for the event which is expected to attract 40,000 people 

These two were one of the thousands to flto don masks, dye hair and brandish fake weapon

These two were one of the thousands to flto don masks, dye hair and brandish fake weapon



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