Toronto’s Science-Fiction convention brings together the Doctor, Lil’ Leia, and a damn dirty ape.

If you’ve ever attended a convention, you’ll understand that one of the most memorable things to see are other visitors dressed in elaborate costumes all around you. Such was my experience when I attended Toronto’s 26th Polaris Science Fiction convention last weekend. In-between panels on the Avengers and a dance that included a Doctor Who Remix, I approached several Cosplayers camera in hand to share their costumes with those who weren’t able to attend. Enjoy!

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A Polaris Larper, and the many belts of her fallen enemies.

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Two shopkeepers at the Polaris marketplace offer their wares in-costume.

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A discerning shopper, on the hunt for sash buttons.

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Why can’t I help but imagine a Doctor Who version of The Odd Couple here?

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“No one, and I mean no one is getting into this Gift Shop.”

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It says something when a biker looks more terrifying than the nearby Terminator with her face partially ripped off. And that something probably is “Please don’t hurt me.”

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Two Star Trek: The Original Series Klingon humor the weak little human taking their picture.

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Mad Max poses briefly before resuming a battle against several dystopian bikers, waiting politely just off-camera.

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A surprisingly peppy scavenger from the post-apocalyptic wastelands.

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He looks like he knows what he’s doing, but I’m not entirely convinced his mask is properly ventilated.

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A Skyrim Companion’s Guild member trying out for the Bard’s College.

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“Why, I couldn’t be happier with the zombie they sent us! I mean, he’s just so obedient! Thanks, Zomcon!”

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Lil’ Leia taking a break from organizing the Galaxy-wide Rebellion.

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Minecraft‘s Steve, seen here seconds before digging straight down until he found some obsidian.

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Here Comes The Bride …. Aim for the head!

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The oddly appropriate corporate partnership between Umbrella and Weyland-Yutani started here.

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Steampunk Dr. Doom plots and schemes.

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He may be an evil Kirk from a mirror universe, but you still cannot deny he has a roguish charm.

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All you may see is the rampant death and destruction, but if you look really closely you’ll see that she just got engaged. How else should a giant monster celebrate?

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Two programs from Tron: Legacy, studying our strange culture.

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I had a “Damn, dirty, ape” quote lined up but … didn’t quite seem appropriate at the time.

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Barf in Wonderland? I’d watch that.

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The third Doctor, alongside his latest furry companion.

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Steampunk Doctor Octopus, who likely got separated from Steampunk Doom and the rest of the Steampunk Marvel Universe earlier in the convention.

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The Post-Apocalyptic Explorers, braving the strange convention.

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A tender Con moment.

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Kirk and a redshirt, hopefully not on an away mission.

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Superheroes and villains alike set aside their mutual hatred of each other for their love of Cosplay photography.

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A mismatched yet dedicated crew.

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The Post-Apocalypse Group Shot.

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