It's kind of amazing to see how the hobby of cosplaying has evolved from "goofy excuse to wear spandex" to "multi-million dollar artform with its own celebrities and industries". So too has San Diego Comic-Con International grown in both participation and stature. So when all the nerdy eyes are on this one convention, the global cosplay scene knows that its time to step their game up. Here's 20 examples of how prop makers, models, costume designers, and makeup artists have honed their skills and taken cosplay to the next level at SDCC 2017.
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