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Aside from the bevy of information that comes spilling forth about your favorite film franchises, TV shows, and comic books, the San Diego Comic-Con is about one thing—going to a place in which you can dress up as your favorite pop cultural passion without getting blank stares and/or beaten up.  The first official day of the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con was no different, and we’ve got a wealth of images from the con, courtesy of our own Melissa Molina.

In the mood for some zombies?  Perhaps some folks from The Sims, or maybe Master Chief from Halo is more your thing?   Maybe you’d like to see some of Batman’s rogue’s gallery, or an indelible character from a Stanley Kubrick film?  This year’s Comic-Con seemingly has them all, and plenty more.  So far, we’ve seen a fairly impressive array of costumes, from the ridiculous to the ridiculously amazing (and just plain ridiculously expensive—but hey, don’t let me tell you how to spend your money).  For those of you who can’t make it out to the Con, check out the images below:

Stay tuned all week long for our continuing coverage of Comic-Con 2013!

What do you think of the costumes?