Most popular cons have a unique strength for which they’re known, and Dragon Con’s is indisputably the intricate and vast array of costumes worn by its attendees. Every year I’m struck by how much work and time these cosplayers put into their costumes.

The Beat was on the scene at the Con and snapped some photos of standout cosplay inspired by comics characters. From a Grandmaster complete with melting stick to Dazzler, here are a few of our favorites.