From Spiderman To Princess Zelda: Comics Con Takes Place In Mexico

Many of the 17,000 people who attended Mexico's most established comics convention wandered the halls dressed in a riotous variety of costumes.  

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    In this July 27, 2013 photo, a man dressed as comic superhero Spiderman strikes a pose for fans outside the building hosting La Mole Comic-Con Internacional in Mexico City. Like the character created by Stan Lee in 1962, he climbed to the top of a battery recycling station outside the convention. (AP Photo/Isaac Garrido)
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    In this July 27, 2013 photo, cosplayer and postal service worker Arturo Manrequez, dressed as Birdman, from the Hanna-Barbera show Birdman and the Galaxy Trio stands at the entrance of the building hosting La Mole Comic-Con Internacional in Mexico City. The character Birdman is a winged superhero powered by the sun, created by American cartoonist Alex Toth. Manrequez, a cosmaker on the side, has been attending the convention since 1995. The worldwide cult of cosplay is seeing a boom across Latin America, spread by increasing legions of fans of comics and videogames. (AP Photo/Anita Baca)
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    In this July 27, 2013 photo, cosplayer and graphic design teacher, Bruno Elizalde, 23, poses for a photo dressed as the latest incarnation of Batman super villain Bane, featured in the "The Dark Dark Knight Rises," at La Mole Comic-Con Internacional in Mexico City. In the movie version directed by Christopher Nolan, the Batman nemesis, also known as "the man who broke the bat," wears a headpiece that pumps gas into his brain to relieve the constant pain he suffers after he was attacked in a Middle East prison. The side effects of the gas cause him to bulk up, giving him super human strength. (AP Photo/Anita Baca)
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    In this July 27, 2013 photo, psychologist Andrea García, 26, dressed as Princess Zelda inspired by the Nintendos popular video game saga The Legend of Zelda poses for a photo flanked by the action-adventure game's king of evil, Ángel Flores, 25, right, dressed as the sorcerer Ganon or Ganondorf, and Ricardo Villanueva, 28, left, dressed as the hero and main character Link, as they arrive at La Mole Comic-Con Internacional in Mexico City. Since its release in 1986 by Nintendo in Japan as "The Hyrule Fantasy: The Legend of Zelda," the franchise has sold more than 60 million copies. (AP Photo/Anita Baca)
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    In this July 27, 2013 photo, cosplayer and political scientist, Eder Álvarez, 26, strikes a pose as he is photographed by his friend at La Mole Comic-Con Internacional in Mexico City. Alvarez, who came dressed as super villian Victor Creed, a character from Marvel Comics X-Men,said he sat in a nail salon for three hours where a stylist attached his acrylic claw-like nails. The worldwide cult of cosplay is seeing a boom across Latin America, spread by increasing legions of fans of comics and video games. (AP Photo/Anita Baca)
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    In this July 27, 2013 photo, Mariana Abarca, 26, carries her son dressed as Marvel Comic's villain Loki into the building hosting La Mole Comic-Con Internacional in Mexico City. According to Norse mythology Loki is the God of Mischief. In the comic book version Loki becomes the adopted brother of Thor, the God of Thunder, the two eventually becoming arch enemies. Loki and Thor are featured in the Hollywood blockbuster "The Avengers," directed by Joss Whedon. Abara made her son's horned helmet using cardboard, tape and spray paint. The costume play trend, which emerged in Japan and the United States several decades ago, features people who dress as figures from many forms of fantasy. (AP Photo/Isaac Garrido)
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    In this July 27, 2013 photo, cosplayer Amanda, 18, dressed as Alice from the psychological horror platformer video game, "Alice: Madness Returns," poses for a photo with the character's signature weapon, the Vorpal blade, at La Mole Comic-Con Internacional in Mexico City. The 2011 video game presents a twisted and violent version of Alice in Wonderland, in which Alice uses the vorpal blade to slash her enemies. Amanda, who is from Los Angeles, just happened to be visiting family in the Mexican capital during the convention. She said she was able to get her costume together in three days. (AP Photo/Anita Baca)
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    In this July 27, 2013 photo, cosplayer Ángel Flores, 25, a car company planning manager, wears a jewelry headpiece he crafted to accessorize his The Legend of Zelda character, Ganondorf, commonly known as Ganon, at La Mole Comic-Con Internacional in Mexico City. Flores said he made the inset for the fake gemstone from cardboard. The worldwide cult of cosplay is seeing a boom across Latin America, spread by increasing legions of fans of comics and videogames. (AP Photo/Anita Baca)
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    In this July 27, 2013 photo, cosplayer and student Milton Omar Tapia, 20, dons a pink wig with tresses that frame his decorative dress strap, as part of his costume inspired by the vocaloid character Megurine Luka at La Mole Comic-Con Internacional in Mexico City. Vocaloids are virtual singers created from voice synthesizer software. Luka was the first in a series of characters to sing in English and Spanish. Tapia who said he doesn't really like the music but likes the look of the character, took a job at a dairy store in order to finance his $160.00 U.S. dollar costume. (AP Photo/Anita Baca)
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    In this July 27, 2013 photo, cosplayer and student Milton Omar Tapia, 20, dons white stocking and Mary Jane Bow high heels as part of his costume inspired by the vocaloid character Megurine Luka at La Mole Comic-Con Internacional in Mexico City. Vocaloids are virtual singers created from voice synthesizer software. Luka was the first in a series of characters to sing in English and Spanish. Tapia who said he doesn't really like the music but likes the look of the character, took a job at a dairy store in order to finance his $160.00 U.S. dollar costume. He said the bulk of the money were spent on the shoes, which he found very uncomfortable to wear. (AP Photo/Anita Baca)
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    In this July 27, 2013 photo, cosplayer and student Marisela Jímenez, 17, from the Mexican state of Veracruz, dressed as the character Stocking from the Japanese anime adult television series Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt," holds onto the hem of her homemade costume as she is interviewed at La Mole Comic-Con Internacional in Mexico City. Jímenez, who designed and stitched her costume in three days, says she only spent about $15.00 U.S. dollars. The character Stocking, once an angel, now relegated as a ghost hunter living in a sort of purgatory, was kicked out of heaven along with her sister Panty for her bad behavior. (AP Photo/Anita Baca)
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    In this July 27, 2013 photo, cosplayer and student Marisela Jímenez, 17, from the Mexican state of Veracruz, dressed as the character Stocking from the Japanese anime adult television series Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt," shows off the centerpiece of her costume, her striped knee highs at La Mole Comic-Con Internacional in Mexico City. The character Stocking, once an angel, now a ghost hunter living in a sort of purgatory, was kicked out of heaven along with her sister Panty for her bad behavior. Jímenez, who crafted her own costume in three days, says she only spent about $15.00 U.S. dollars on the materials. (AP Photo/Anita Baca)
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