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Tuesday 21 February 2017

Comic book fans get their geeky glad rags on

Published 08/08/2016 | 02:30

Alanagh Ashcroft at the Comic Con. Picture by Fergal Phillips
Alanagh Ashcroft at the Comic Con. Picture by Fergal Phillips

Some 20,000 Irish comic book enthusiasts flocked to Dublin Comic Con this weekend.

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Dressed as their favourite heroes and villains, cosplay fanatics swarmed to the Convention Centre.

Chelsea Barry as Jinx from ‘League of Legends’. Picture by Fergal Phillips
Chelsea Barry as Jinx from ‘League of Legends’. Picture by Fergal Phillips
Bevin Hickey & Rico Bignot at the Comic Con festival 2016 at the Convention Centre. Picture by Fergal Phillips
Sisters Robin & Niamh Duffy at the Comic Con festival 2016 at the Convention Centre. Picture by Fergal Phillips
From left: Shelley Kalvin, Arianna Persechini & Shauna Mahon Smyth at the Comic Con festival 2016 at the Convention Centre. Picture by Fergal Phillips
Lee Russell as (Bombshell Harley Quinn) from Swords at the Comic Con festival 2016 at the Convention Centre. Picture by Fergal Phillips
HOLY HOTPANTS: Stacey O’Callaghan and Kieran Steward get into the spirit at Dublin Comic Con. Photo: Fergal Phillips

'Game of Thrones', 'Dr Who' and 'Alien' cast members all attended the event, which took place on Saturday and Sunday.

'Game of Thrones' fans were delighted to perch upon a life-size replica of the Iron Throne.

Wannabe film-makers made a beeline to Oscar-nominated Tomm Moore's workshop.

'Suicide Squad's Harley Quinn was a favourite costume over the weekend.

Irish Independent

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