Comic-Con 2014 may have come and gone, but it’s legacy lives on in the countless cosplay photos that continue to pour forth from the annual Nerd Prom. Our latest (and greatest?) gallery of goodness contains such classics as Batgirl, Wonder Woman (one of two featured here is our own Valerie Perez), and Thor, while offering gender-bending twists on favorites like Captain Kirk, the Joker, and Captain America. Recent favorites from films like Wreck-It Ralph and Guardians of the Galaxy are also represented, along with another look at what is quite possibly the finest spectacle ever to be recreated from the pages of Marvel Comics — a dead-on accurate full-scale MODOK, flanked by four of his minions — perfectly suited Agents of AIM! We’ve also got Xena, Leeloo, DC’s Death, Dr. Horrible’s arch-enemy Captain Hammer, and a veritable platoon of first-rate Game of Thrones cosplayers. Check out all this awesomeness below.
My personal faves are Captain Hammer, with his arch smile and cocky raised eyebrow, the veritable twins of Game of Thrones‘ Daenerys Targaryen and Drogo, and the Elliot lookalikes, many more of whom we found zipping through the streets of San Diego on bikes with ETs mounted in their milk crates, tossing out bags of Reese’s Pieces to promote the upcoming documentary Atari: Game Over (which details how the infamous Atari 2600 ET game almost sank the entire video game industry in the 1980s). Great stuff from Comic-Con, the gift that keeps on giving!