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Fan Expo Canada gets underway: Send us your cosplay photos

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Fan Expo Canada gets underway: Send us your cosplay photos

Storified by CBC News Community· Thu, Aug 22 2013 11:55:47

This weekend in downtown Toronto, don't be surprised to see someone covered in bloody wounds, dressed in a metal exoskeleton or wielding a giant sword. It's probably just the cosplayers at Fan Expo Canada. 
Off to #FanExpoCan, Day 1! #Toronto #GTA #comics #movies #MOTUCMichael Kasaboski
...and they did! 

In fact, they came in huge numbers, packing Toronto streets as they waited to enter the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
& so it begins #FanExpoCanadaTheodore
Here's a pic of the line-up outside the MTCC for @FanExpoCanada #fullfrontalnerdity #fanexpo http://twitter.com/RenaissanceTO/status/370596387655659520/photo/1Renaissance Toronto
Once inside, it was a free-for-all for fans of Spider-Man, My Little Pony, Thor, Naruto, The Joker, The Walking Dead, Mario, and more, as cosplay took over the downtown. (Cosplay is short for "costume play" and refers to dressing up as characters from fiction.)
#FanExpo is in the position of ON, here's the proof via @FanExpoCanada RT @benundead http://twitter.com/BenUndead/status/370584926875570177/photo/1LaLaLatte
Meanwhile in #toronto... #fanexpo #fanexpocanada #meditate #mtccO Chiu
Subway patrons.... STOP LOOKING AT ME!!! I PUT MY JOKER MAKEUP ON ONE FOOT AT A TIME, JUST LIKE YOU! #cosplay #costume #dccomics #comics #fanexpo #joker #idowhatiwant #instagay #gayLeelando Mitchell
#FanExpo2013 #Day1 #cosplay #vinyl #djpon3 #mylittlepony #mlpJess
Wish I was actually a Hench Wench. I would never work a Monday again. Lol #instacollage #harleyquinn #harleenquinzell #harleyq #batman #dccomics #dcu #dcuniverse #injustice #batmantas #cosplayer #cosplayThe Cowled Geekette
Terminator makeup for fan expo! #fanexpo #terminatorKatie
Fans of all kinds of genres -- comics, horror, anime, fantasy, gaming, sci-fi, even sports -- can get autographs, attend voice acting and costume workshops, and meet celebrities like David Hasselhoff, Alice Cooper, and Hulk Hogan (who plans to arm wrestle Toronto Mayor Rob Ford).
Rob Ford to arm wrestle Hulk HoganToronto Mayor Rob Ford often takes a beating in the media, but on Friday he'll have an even tougher opponent. Ford will take on 14-time p...
The annual Fan Expo Canada gets underway today and runs until Aug. 25.
M'ask you sum'thin! #WalkingDead #ShaneWalsh #Cosplay #FanExpoNatalie
My posse #fanexpo #halo #fanexpocan #lineup #shannanigansrohitr12
4 hours till the craziness begins. And unlike Mario, I always find the princess. Sometimes dead but can't win em all. #fanexpo #fanexpocanada #cosplay #princesspeach #zombies #victoryDave M
Before n after! #marshalllee #cosplay #adventuretime #fanexpocanChristopher Guerra
Last check and adjustments to my cosplays for @fanexpocanada !!! #cosplay #portal #deadmau5 #deadpool #mau5pool #fanexpo #fanexpo2013 #fanexpotoronto #fanexpocanada #nerd #obsessed #geekCharles Sagun
See you at #fanexpo today. Booth 1702.ego assassin
Taiga and Minori today for Fan Expo!!! #cosplay #cosplayers #taiga #minori #toradora #anime #kawaii #fanexpo #awesomePinkuuKiss
Two more sleeps till #fanexpotoronto @shavonc @geekcircus #excited #cosplay #lastyear #marvel #thor #loki #heimdall #superhero #comic #sword #badass #leggooAnna G
My friend @conceptionbaysabbath took some pretty rad photos of me for his news article on #fanexpo and #cosplay ! Read it here: http://bit.ly/152JyVE #cosplaying #dccomics #harleyquinn #arkhamcity #dcClaudia Amendola
Cosplay isn't just a Toronto thing, though. There's #CosplayCanada love across the country.
Star warsssssss ! #cosplay #cosplaycanada #saskatoonblitz #starwars #darthvaderAeris Big-Boss Scott
More striders ❤❤❤❤ #homestuck #homestuckcanada #saskatoonblitz #davestrider #dirkstrider #striders #cosplay #cosplaycanadaAeris Big-Boss Scott
more homestucksssssssss #homestuck #homestuckcanada #cosplay #cosplaycanada #saskatoonblitz #feferipeixes #feferiAeris Big-Boss Scott
Are you in Toronto for Fan Expo Canada and into cosplay? Or, are you elsewhere in Canada but still love cosplay? We want to see your photos! Upload them through our Your News Community.

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