LOOK: Denver’s Comic Con cosplayers did not disappoint

Many of your costumes were impressively handmade. Every one was filled with gusto.

Henry Taylor as Gambit battles Wolverine. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Henry Taylor as Gambit battles Wolverine. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Henry Taylor as Gambit battles Wolverine. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Well, Denver, you’ve done it again. On the first day of Denver Comic Con, hardly a full day of tomfoolery, you’ve helped fill the Colorado Convention Center with a virtual index of geek figures. Many of your costumes were impressively handmade. Every one was filled with gusto.

Here’s our look at Day 1.

Henrey Kamae as Russell from Up. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Henrey Kamae as Russell from “Up.” (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Casey Martin as Crumb from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Casey Martin as Crumb from “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.” (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Nate Mason as Randy Marsh as Lorde. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Nate Mason as Randy Marsh as Lorde. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Ased Bhatty as Jasmine. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Ased Bhatty as Jasmine. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Mia Kuehn as Mr. Meeseeks. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Mia Kuehn as Mr. Meeseeks. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Greg Shupe as Ang, the last airbender. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Greg Shupe as Aang, the last airbender. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Correction: I originally misspelled Aang’s name with only one “a.”

Ben Finch and his baby Yoda son, Malcom. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Ben Finch and his baby Yoda son, Malcolm. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Andrew Hadfield as Sonic's nemesis, Eggman. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Andrew Hadfield as Sonic’s nemesis, Eggman. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
AJ Phelps as Silent Bob. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
AJ Phelps as Silent Bob. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Blastoise trainer Gilbert Garcia attacks! Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Blastoise trainer Gilbert Garcia attacks! (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Jeff Meyer as the classic Aquaman. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Jeff Meyer as the classic Aquaman. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Nick Ballard is kid Stan Lee. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Nick Ballard is kid Stan Lee. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Jason Pratt as bearded Marge. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Jason Pratt as bearded Marge. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Jared Hester as the morally-reprehensible Superman from the game, Injustice. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Jared Hester as the morally reprehensible Superman from the game “Injustice.” (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Jesse (left) and Mark Baier as the warden and Alice from Superjail. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Jesse (left) and Mark Baier as the warden and Alice from “Superjail.” (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Roxy Ramirez as Wonder Woman. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Roxy Ramirez as Wonder Woman. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Frank Lauters as Wolverine battles Gambit. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Frank Lauters as Wolverine battles Gambit. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Dirk Chidester as a Black Mage from Final Fantasy. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Dirk Chidester as a Black Mage from “Final Fantasy.” (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A group of heavy-hitting dudes. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
A group of heavy-hitting dudes. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Lina Ware as Azura from Fire Emblem. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Lina Ware as Azura from Fire Emblem. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Father and son Chris (right) and Fin as Star Wars universe Mandalorians. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Father and son Chris (right) and Fin as Star Wars universe Mandalorians. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Zach Schiffel, the Teletubby, and his Boys and Girls Club mentee Xavier. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Zach Schiffel, the Teletubby, and his Boys and Girls Club mentee Xavier. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Eli Brainard as a black knight from Dark Souls. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Eli Brainard as a black knight from “Dark Souls.” (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Ian Shaffer as Cratos from God of War. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Ian Shaffer as Cratos from “God of War.” (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Calvin Mondragon as Captain Phasma, Sebastien Chiu as suited-out non-emo Kylo Ren and Craig Mahaga as General Hux. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Calvin Mondragon as Captain Phasma, Sebastien Chiu as suited-out non-emo Kylo Ren and Craig Mahaga as General Hux. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Lindsey Hamlon (left) and Kelley Moriarity as Handmaids. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Lindsey Hamlon (left) and Kelley Moriarity as Handmaids. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Young Cameron spent two months making this walkable AT-ST costume. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Young Cameron spent two months making this walkable AT-ST costume. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Laine Cave as the Undying from the game, Undertale. Denver Comic Con 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) comic con; cosplay; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Laine Cave as the Undying from the game “Undertale.” (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
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