Costumed Fans and Sci-Fi Legends at Toronto Comicon 2016

Toronto Comicon 2016 took place in Toronto this past weekend displaying some amazing fan-made costumes as well as hosting many sci-fi actors at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the city’s downtown core.

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501st Legion

The weekend brought some great TV and film personalities to chat with media and sign autographs for fans. Notables included Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker from Start Trek: The Next Generation), Karen Allen (Marion Ravenwood from Raiders of the Lost Ark), Casper Van Dien (Johnny Rico of Starship Troopers), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy of Harry Potter) and Tovah Feldshuh (Deanna Monroe on The Walking Dead).

Jonathan Frakes - Commander Riker
Jonathan Frakes – Commander Riker

Costumes at the expo came in all types. Some fans spent years building their costumes while others showed their fandom by finding perfect pieces to fit their outfits from online shopping or borrowing parts from friends.

The main room of Toronto Comicon had stalls setup to sell various related merchandise. T-shirts, replica weapons. comic books, trading cards, appraisals, photographs, costumes and other related shops were available for fans to peruse.

Karen Allen - Raiders of the Lost Ark
Karen Allen – Raiders of the Lost Ark

The main hallway had different groups advertising or promoting their products or businesses. One of the coolest groups was the 501st Canadian Legion which began in 1997 and is a costuming organization based on the Star Wars films and Tv shows. Their goal is to create the most authentic costumes and props possible from the Star Wars universe. They had many amazing people in costumes as well as some replicas like R2D2 and a full size land speeder.

Check out the rest of our photos from Toronto Comicon 2016 and be sure to check it out next year.

Land Speeder by 501st Legion
Land Speeder by 501st Legion
Life Sized Lego Batman
Life Sized Lego Batman
Ranger from Lord of the Rings
Ranger from Lord of the Rings
Tovah Feldshuh from The Walking Dead
Tovah Feldshuh from The Walking Dead
Casper Van Dien from Starship Troopers
Casper Van Dien from Starship Troopers

Borg from Star Trek

Scout Trooper
Scout Trooper
Scout Trooper on escalator
Scout Trooper on escalator
Klingons from Star Trek
Klingons from Star Trek
Jedi from Star Wars
Jedi from Star Wars
Tim Burton's Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas and Kylo Ren from The Force Awakens
Tim Burton’s Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas and Kylo Ren from The Force Awakens

Star Wars Characters

Thor and Tomb Raider's Lara Croft
Thor and Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft
Game of Thrones Characters and Assassin's Creed
Game of Thrones Characters and Assassin’s Creed
Loki from Thor
Loki from Thor
Kylo Ren and Rey from Star Wars The Force Awakens
Kylo Ren and Rey from Star Wars The Force Awakens

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Metal Gear Solid Characters
Metal Gear Solid Characters
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas
Star Wars Trooper, Baby Leia and Obi Wan Kenobi
Star Wars Trooper, Baby Leia and Obi Wan Kenobi
Avatar Character
Avatar Character
Deadpool and Harley Quinn
Deadpool and Harley Quinn
and Game of Thrones' Daenerys Targaryen
and Game of Thrones’ Daenerys Targaryen
Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat

Star Wars Character

Storm Troopers
Storm Troopers
Link and
Link and

Star Wars lightsaber battle

 

Learn more about Comicon from their website.

 

 

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