In Photos: Crowds gather in colourful costumes celebrating cosplay
People in costumes swarmed Washington, DC for its sixth-annual Awesome Con event that inspires fans to 'celebrate geek culture' featured in movies, comic books, television and games. (Photos: AP)
Visitors attend Awesome Con, Washington, D.C.'s Comic Con, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, Friday, March 30, 2018. Awesome Con is a sci-fi, comics, and gaming festival in "celebration of geek culture" with comics, movies, television, toys, and games.
A man wearing a dinosaur costume pushes a stroller at Awesome Con, Washington, D.C.'s Comic Con.
Erin Whitt Hilker of Baltimore, Md., takes a selfie with Hannah Windley of Alexandria, Va., second from right, and Haven Stetson of Binghamton, N.Y., right, at Awesome Con.
Brad Hederer, in a Joker costume, and his fiancé Cimarron Miller, in a Harley Quinn costume, both of Fredericksburg, Md., pose for a photograph at Awesome Con.
Victor Long-Sires, of Washington, dressed in a Sans from Undertale costume, poses for a photograph at Awesome Con.
Maxwell Kuehn, 10, from left, his father, Donovan Kuehn, and Wally Frueauf, 10, wear costumes from the "Star Wars" films at Awesome Con, Washington, D.C.'s Comic Con.
Erin Whitt Hilker, of Baltimore, Md., dressed as Rose Quartz, center, speaks with Hannah Windley of Alexandria, Va., left, and Erica Love, of Baltimore, Md., both dressed as characters from the animated television series "Steven Universe" at Awesome Con.