Check out our first gallery of WonderCon cosplay from this weekend’s event
WonderCon 2016 is currently underway and Downtown Los Angeles Convention Center is playing host to the annual springtime event. ComingSoon.net and SuperHeroHype are in attendance and, via the link below, you can check out more than 75 different WonderCon cosplay photos showing off fans and their impressive creations. Be sure to check back soon, too, as we’ll have lots more WonderCon cosplay on the way!
In our first WonderCon cosplay gallery, you’ll find cosplay based on everything from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to Spaceballs.
WonderCon’s official history reads as follows:
WonderCon was started in 1987 in Oakland, California, as “The Wonderful World of Comics Convention.” The show was the brainchild of Bay Area comics retailer John Barrett, who called on a number of friends and associates to help realize his vision, including Bob Borden, Bryan Uhlenbrock, Rory Root, and Mike Friedrich. With the third year, “WonderCon” became the official name of the convention. The original show included all the classic comics convention features: an Exhibit Hall with dealers selling old and new comics and other items, programming, anime screenings, and games. In 2001, after the 15th event, then co-owners Mike Friedrich and Joe Field (another prominent Bay Area comic retailer) decided they could no longer devote the time needed to maintain the quality of the show they helped create. They contacted Comic-Con International in hopes that the organization could fold WonderCon into the Comic-Con family of conventions.
Comic-Con International took over the show in 2002 and moved it from Oakland to downtown San Francisco in 2003. After 15 years as a Bay Area event, WonderCon was forced to move to Anaheim in 2012, due to construction at its San Francisco home, the Moscone Center. Since 2012, the event—now called Comic-Con International Presents WonderCon Anaheim—has been held in southern California.