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Comic Book Creations

The San Diego Comic Convention has people dressed up in all sorts of Costumes from a variety of media. However, the Comic Book theme is still very popular, particularly with all the movies based upon Comic Books. Comic Books used to be looked down upon as the lowest form of literature. Now, they inspire and influence our way of life.


A man haunted by the murder of his parents when he was a child dedicates his life to bringing justice to the world. Batman is the troubled vigilante who has fought madmen and villains for over 70 years. He’s inspired movies, television shows, and hundreds of children to put on capes and want to be heroes. What makes Batman so fascinating is that the villains are as troubled, complex, and unusual as he is.



Steampunk Batwoman

Steampunk Batwoman


Of all the many villains that opposed Batman, the Joker is as notorious as Batman is famous. In the movies from Jack Nicholson’s scene-stealing madman in Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ to Heath Ledger’s riveting psychopath in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’, The Joker has gotten the best lines. It’s no wonder that of all the villains that wandered the halls of Comic Con, The Joker was the most popular male costumed character.

The Joker's Wild

The Joker’s Wild

Joker and Harley

Joker and Harley Quinn

When it comes to Villainesses, Joker’s girlfriend Harley Quinn was the most common of the costumes I photographed.

Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn


Harley Too

Of course, one of the most famous of Batman’s female troublemakers is Catwoman.



But of all the Batman and Villain Cosplay performers at Comic Con, the one that impressed me the most was a man wearing a Penguin costume who looked like he had just walked off the movie screen of Tim Burton’s ‘Batman Returns.’

The Penguin

The Penguin

It’s obvious from Comic Con that Batman will always be an iconic figure in American Culture.

  1. Ivan Ivanovich Streltsov on Sunday 29, 2012

    Impressive, very.

    are there more pictures?

  2. Lori on Sunday 29, 2012

    I just uploaded another set of Comic Con Photos to my Flickr account –

    I took over 500 photos, but these were the most interesting.

  3. Daniel Gimness on Sunday 29, 2012

    Nice photos. Love the characters!

  4. Rj Haddy on Sunday 29, 2012

    Thank you for the nice comments on my penguin! Love that you included me in this ! I am very flattered! Thank you! and now you know whos in the outfit 😉


  5. Lori on Sunday 29, 2012

    Thanks, RJ, your penguin was a combination of an awesome costume and makeup job, definitely the highlight of the convention to me. Feel free to use the photo on any publicity you want. I hope to see more of your cosplay in the future.