FanX Salt Lake City brought epic costumes. Here are our favorites

Everywhere you look there’s someone dressed as their favorite movie or TV character in downtown Salt Lake City right now. FanX, the annual comic book convention in Salt Lake City, is underway — so don’t worry if you see a Spider-Man or Cinderella on the street.

Taking place at the Salt Palace Convention Center, the events kicked off on Thursday, with panels, speakers like Gaten Matarazzo and Grace Van Dien of “Stranger Things,” hundreds of vendors, photo ops and plenty of cosplay.

Even though I wasn’t disguised as anything, I was determined to find whoever did it best on Friday, the second day of events.

Thousands of people, young and old, celebrated their love for fictional characters by going all-in. Some were professionals, like a Daniel Radcliffe lookalike, who was British and dressed as Harry Potter. Meanwhile, others have embraced masks and face paint.

Lots of people have had the chance to dress up together — like the three ladies dressed as witches from “Hocus Pocus” or this family’s “Batman” themed outfits. (They were prepared with poses.)

And one group tried to recreate parts of the Mario universe, featuring Shy Guy and even the carnivorous plants Piranha, although the latter seemed uncomfortable to speak.

While strolling the crowded aisles, Deseret News also came across Waldo, or Waldos, based on the children’s book “Where’s Waldo?”

Meanwhile, on the second floor, Clochette was engaging in conversation with Captain Hook. When asked for a photo, she said yes. Together they posed, with a comical expression that matched their costumes perfectly.

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