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Have you ever thought about the planning and preparation that goes into all those wild costumes at Comic-Con? Suiting up is an event in itself.
A “Shadow Trooper” we talked to explained that when he's suited up he's someone.
"It's like being a celebrity everybody wants to take a picture with you," said Kent Georgi.
We spotted another man carrying his wig into the convention. He was going as Guy from Streetfighter 4.
"To be honest, I commissioned this from China," Craig Juan said about his costume.
After hearing that we had to get a look -- wig and all. Wow.
Costumes for a 7 and 4 year old weren't designed in China -- but they were custom, with a little help from Ebay.
"They picked who they wanted to be and mommy made the costumes," said father Rod Bates.
So who were they? Firestar.
"It's from Spiderman and his amazing friends," said little Katie Bates.
"It was a hard time finding the right boots, the right this, the right that, but I think they turned out really good," said mother Diane Bates.
Another head turner was the Laura Croft look-alike. The outfit was simple, but she says looking good in it took weeks on her Bowflex.
"Yeah that's right, got the guns ready!" Rebecca Johson said.
Among a pack of storm troopers was Linda Crispien, who says she gets looks when the helmets come off.
"Usually a double take or if they hear me speaking. I try not to speak because I don't want to give it away. But same thing, it's a woman!" Crispien said.
The best part about the costume?
"People actually get out of your way when you're in armor," Crispien said.
If your costume includes a weapon like a sword or battle-ax, you can take it into the convention but you must get it inspected at tagged and the "Weapons Tagging" booth upon entry.