Photos: 2017 Awesome Con

Thousands of attendees move through the exhibitor and artist alley space during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Thousands of attendees move through the exhibitor and artist alley space during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
Thousands of attendees move through the exhibitor and artist alley space during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Thousands of attendees move through the exhibitor and artist alley space during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
Members of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars cosplay group, pose for photographs with fans during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Members of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars cosplay group, pose for photographs with fans during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
signing autographs during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Attendees look at the map of people signing autographs during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
Caitlin Laurent (L) of Rockville, MD, and Lauren McNeal of Silver Spring, MD, shop for comic books during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Caitlin Laurent (L) of Rockville, Md., and Lauren McNeal of Silver Spring, Md., shop for comic books during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Cosplayer dressed as Jedi and comic book characters pose for photographs during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Cosplayer dressed as Jedi and comic book characters pose for photographs during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
Members of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars cosplay group, help raise money for charity by letting people shoot Nerf darts at them during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Members of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars cosplay group, help raise money for charity by letting people shoot Nerf darts at them during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
Cosplayers and others wait in line to have a photograph taken with people dressed as Star Wars characters during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Cosplayers and others wait in line to have a photograph taken with people dressed as Star Wars characters during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
Attendees have their photograph taken with people dressed as Star Wars characters during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Attendees have their photograph taken with people dressed as Star Wars characters during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
Wes Whitlock of Baltimore, MD, dresses as the 80s television and movie character Ernest P. Worrell during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Wes Whitlock of Baltimore dresses as the 80s television and movie character Ernest P. Worrell during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16: First Ammendment lawyer Emma Llanso of the District of Columbia wear her 'Ruth Vader Ginsburg' costume during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
First Ammendment lawyer Emma Llanso of D.C. wear her ‘Ruth Vader Ginsburg’ costume during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16:  Original artwork by Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee is exhibited during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Original artwork by Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee is exhibited during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
A man photographs the lifesize model of the Black Panther in the Stan Lee Museum exhibit during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A man photographs the lifesize model of the Black Panther in the Stan Lee Museum exhibit during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
Mike Becvar of South Riding, VA, wears a Beast Boy costume while taking a selfie with lifesize Ironman models in the Stan Lee Museum exhibit during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Mike Becvar of South Riding, Va., wears a Beast Boy costume while taking a selfie with lifesize Ironman models in the Stan Lee Museum exhibit during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
Ben Wharton, 22, of Baltimore, MD, dresses as the character Light from the popular Death Note comic during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Ben Wharton, 22, of Baltimore dresses as the character Light from the popular Death Note comic during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
People begin arriving for the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
People begin arriving for the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
Brenda and Marshall May of Bowie, MD, dress as characters from Dr. Who during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Brenda and Marshall May of Bowie, Md., dress as characters from Dr. Who during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
Jessica Jarrett (L) and Duncan Messler of Ignea Cosplay dress as Batwoman and Batman on the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Jessica Jarrett (L) and Duncan Messler of Ignea Cosplay dress as Batwoman and Batman on the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
Kyle Spittle, 20, of Warrenton, VA, wears a Titan Fall Pilot costume during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Kyle Spittle, 20, of Warrenton, Va., wears a Titan Fall Pilot costume during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
This Arlington resident painstakingly worked on this "Outlander" inspired dress for months (Ginger Whitaker/WTOP)
This Arlington resident painstakingly worked on this “Outlander” inspired dress for months. (WTOP/Ginger Whitaker) (Ginger Whitaker/WTOP)
Lego figures on display at Awesome Con 2017 (Ginger Whitaker/ WTOP)
Lego figures on display at Awesome Con 2017. (WTOP/Ginger Whitaker) (Ginger Whitaker/ WTOP)
Ghost Rider, aka Shawn Andrew of New York, has been piecing together his cosplay for about five years. (Ginger Whitaker/ WTOP)
Ghost Rider, aka Shawn Andrew of New York, has been piecing together his cosplay for about five years. (Ginger Whitaker/WTOP) (Ginger Whitaker / WTOP)
Phil Hasonon of Colonial Beach, VA, his Ghostbusters costume including his 37 pound proton pack:  “Made of aluminum, some resin, some old 30-40 year old air craft parts, the same parts the originals were made of.” (John Domen/WTOP)
Phil Hasonon of Colonial Beach, Va., his Ghostbusters costume including his 37 pound proton pack: “Made of aluminum, some resin, some old 30-40 year old air craft parts, the same parts the originals were made of.” (John Domen/WTOP) (John Domen/WTOP)
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Thousands of attendees move through the exhibitor and artist alley space during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Thousands of attendees move through the exhibitor and artist alley space during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Members of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars cosplay group, pose for photographs with fans during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
signing autographs during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Caitlin Laurent (L) of Rockville, MD, and Lauren McNeal of Silver Spring, MD, shop for comic books during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Cosplayer dressed as Jedi and comic book characters pose for photographs during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Members of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars cosplay group, help raise money for charity by letting people shoot Nerf darts at them during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Cosplayers and others wait in line to have a photograph taken with people dressed as Star Wars characters during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Attendees have their photograph taken with people dressed as Star Wars characters during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Wes Whitlock of Baltimore, MD, dresses as the 80s television and movie character Ernest P. Worrell during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16: First Ammendment lawyer Emma Llanso of the District of Columbia wear her 'Ruth Vader Ginsburg' costume during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16:  Original artwork by Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee is exhibited during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A man photographs the lifesize model of the Black Panther in the Stan Lee Museum exhibit during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Mike Becvar of South Riding, VA, wears a Beast Boy costume while taking a selfie with lifesize Ironman models in the Stan Lee Museum exhibit during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Ben Wharton, 22, of Baltimore, MD, dresses as the character Light from the popular Death Note comic during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
People begin arriving for the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Brenda and Marshall May of Bowie, MD, dress as characters from Dr. Who during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Jessica Jarrett (L) and Duncan Messler of Ignea Cosplay dress as Batwoman and Batman on the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Kyle Spittle, 20, of Warrenton, VA, wears a Titan Fall Pilot costume during the first day of Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands of fans of popular culture, fantasy and science fiction will gather for the three-day convention that includes comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
This Arlington resident painstakingly worked on this "Outlander" inspired dress for months (Ginger Whitaker/WTOP)
Lego figures on display at Awesome Con 2017 (Ginger Whitaker/ WTOP)
Ghost Rider, aka Shawn Andrew of New York, has been piecing together his cosplay for about five years. (Ginger Whitaker/ WTOP)
Phil Hasonon of Colonial Beach, VA, his Ghostbusters costume including his 37 pound proton pack:  “Made of aluminum, some resin, some old 30-40 year old air craft parts, the same parts the originals were made of.” (John Domen/WTOP)

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