I love the costumes at Comic-Con. They are colorful expressions of enthusiasm and personality. And I believe they are what financial types call a leading indicator of the popularity of particular movies, games, and television shows.
This year, I noticed fewer Jokers and Watchmen than in the past. In honor of the big 50th anniversary celebration, there were many Dr. Whos (mostly men) and TARDIS phone booths (mostly women). And there were more minions! The “Despicable Me” characters who look like oblong marshmallow peeps are very popular. My two favorites: the harem girl superheroes (this year’s version of last year’s Playboy Bunny Avengers) and this tribute to the recent viewer favorite, “Sharknado.”