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Photos: Blues Brothers, Zombie Doctor Who And More Cosplay At Wizard World 2016

By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 19, 2016 6:19PM

Wizard World has descended upon Rosemont again, and the annual Comic Con-on-human-growth-hormones is once again chockablock with delightfully nerdy pursuits: podcast tapings, the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Fest, a Karate Kid panel with Ralph Macchio and much more. (But, thankfully, no gun-show dabblings.)

Still, the best part of Wizard World is always the people watching. While the rest of the staff sulks at the office in street clothes, Chicagoist photographer Tyler LaRiviere was there on Thursday to document the incredible parade of cosplayers. Costumes range from the contemporary (Suicide Squad, Deadpool) to the classic (Star Wars, Blues Brothers) to a combination of both (Ghostbusters). As always, this gallery is intended as a celebration of such shame-free self-expression, not an ironic dig. Please use as directed.