Amazing costumes stand out at Van Isle Comic Con

Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre was home to people who enjoy dressing as their favourite super heroes, comic book stars and video game characters — and the people who love the spectacle of it all.

The first Van Isle Comic Con was on Sunday, June 11 and filled the community hub with vendors, comic artists, game developers, writers, artisans and animators. The main hall was packed with people checking out the interesting creative products being put out in the Greater Victoria Region and further afield.

By many accounts, the day-long event was a success, culminating in a cosplay costume contest — with some photos from that event included here — and a presentation by Oscar-award-winning director of animated films, Chris Williams.

Other photo collections and video from the event can be found on the PNR’s Facebook page.

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Kari from North Pacific Cosplay strikes a pose at Cyber 6, an Argentinian animated series that aired in the 1990s. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Erika Olsen tips her hat to the audience in the Charlie White Theatre. She won the novice category. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Gerry Bernard wields a war hammer as part of his original armour set. He won the masters category in the cosplay contest. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Chloe Perry defends against evil as Wonder Woman. The shy cosplayer was runner up in the youth category. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

The best in show award was given to Chris Gensey, who dressed as a character from the video game series Fallout. He’s presented the aware by Valerie Frolova, one of the judges, who’s dressed as a Dunmer (dark elf) from the Elder Scrolls video game series. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Tim and Megan won in the group category. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Kim Osborne plays to the crowd during the cosplay contest Sunday. She won the journeyman division. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

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