Ironman, Thanos and other intergalactic superheroes have all touched down on Earth for this year’s MCM Comic Con in Manchester.
Thousands of sci-fans, gamers and comic collectors have descended on Manchester city centre for a return of MCM Comic Con – the world’s largest organiser of popular culture events.
Over the course of the weekend, blockbuster stars and popular gamers are participating in a series of talks, Q&As and meet and greets.
Tony Stark, Thanos and other intergalactic superheroes have all touched down on Earth for this year’s MCM Comic Con in Manchester
But it is the fans who have turned the city into a kaleidoscope of colours with their eye-catching costumes.
One fan dressed as Iron Man – aka Tony Stark – in a full suit of armour while others braved the cooler weather and opted for skimpier – and leafier – outfits like Poison Ivy.
Another couple donned a red leather and latex combination as they posed for a selfie in front of an anime poster.
The fans have turned the city into a kaleidoscope of colours with their eye-catching costumes
Coming in costume is the norm at the show, with amazing outfits roaming the floors of the hall, and the stage, as part of the Cosplay Masquerades.
This year’s spectacle comes off the back of box office hits Captain Marvel, Avenger’s Endgame and latest release, Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Among the stars in attendance at this weekend’s convention are Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead), Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Gilmore Girls), and Amelia Rose Blaire (Detroit Become Human, True Blood).
One character – believed to be Japanese anime character Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez – with Jessica Rabbit from ‘Who censored Roger Rabbit?’
Comic Con has long been one of the most popular speculative fan fiction conventions.
It first started in 1970 when a small group of fans put together the first “mini con,” a one-day convention held at the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego but has since expanded into a global franchise.
It attracts sci-fans from all over the world and offers them the chance to meet various superheroes and participate in tutorials.
Its immersive experience allows fans the chance to don elaborate get-ups and funky costumes as these photographs show.
Performer Rebecca Press in character dressed as a humanoid Pokemon during the MCM Manchester Comic Con today
Coming in costume is the norm at the show, with amazing outfits roaming the floors of the hall as these girls arrive in quirky school outfits
Hetti Stitch (centre) during the MCM Manchester Comic Con which sees thousands of sci-fi fans, gamers, comic collectors, visit Manchester Central
Eye-catching: Sci-fi fans and anime lovers typically wear bright coloured costumes and garish outfits for the comic conventions
A woman in character as La Muerte from film The Book of Life, during the MCM Manchester Comic Con this weekend
Powerful in pink: A gaming fan dressed as Mercy – one of the most popular characters – from the video game Overwatch
A group of fans dressed as characters from the video game The Devil May Cry during the MCM Manchester Comic Con