Some of Pop Culture's most recognizable characters made an appearance this last Saturday in Grand Junction. Check out the fantastic costumes from last weekend's comic con.

Do you recognize anyone in this gallery? Chances are you will. Thousands of hours of work went into these amazing costumes and performances.

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What Exactly is a 'Comic Con'?

You've probably heard of these events for some time. The Grand Junction event with the library has been running since 2015. According to the Mesa County Libraries web page:

Mesa County Libraries Comic Con is a fun, free, family-friendly event that brings together fans and creators, old and young in celebrating the importance of stories and fandoms that connect us and enrich our lives.

Dictionary.com describes a comic con as:

A comic-con is a convention (con, for short) focused on comic books and related forms of pop culture entertainment, including movies, TV shows, and video games.

Grand Junction Event a Long Time in the Making

Word went out months ago about the Mesa County Libraries 2021 Comic-Con. This local event went down last Saturday, September 25, at the Grand Junction Convention Center.

Take a look at these amazing costumes. It is hard to imagine how much time, effort, and money went into creating these amazing likenesses.

Get Ready for 2022

The Mesa County Libraries webpage already says "Check back next Fall for more information on Comic-Con 2022!" I regret missing this year's event. While I have no intention of participating in the cosplay, it is my sincere hope to attend next year and witness these incredible costumes for myself.

The Best of the Best From the Mesa County Libraries 2021 Comic Con

Check out the fantastic cosplays at Grand Junction's Mesa County Libraries Comic Con 2021. Chances are you'll see someone you recognize. Thank you to the Mesa County Libraries for use of the photos.

FLASHBACK: Beauty Pageant Contestants of Western Colorado

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