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Photos: Comic Con's weird, wacky, wonderful costumes

Comic Con is almost here, and organizers are hoping that at least 1,531 of the more than 30,000 expected attendees come dressed as a comic book character, setting a new Guinness World Record.

Here's a look at some creative costumes from previous cons.

To buy prints of any of these photos, or to see some more images from previous Comic Cons, visit the Times photo archive.

If you go

The convention runs noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (after hours events 6 p.m. to midnight both nights) and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Admission is $30 each day or $60 for three days. 12 and under free. (610) 570-4273.

Tip: Buy tickets in advance: The first thing you see when arriving at Comic Con is the long line that snakes out to the street on a blistering August day just to get in. Buy your tickets in advance and you still will have to get in a line, but that line moves much faster. July 31 is the last day to order tickets online at tampabaycomiccon.com.

Photos: Comic Con's weird, wacky, wonderful costumes 07/30/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:43pm]
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