Get ready, because Comic Con 2014 is coming. I know it was especially hard to get tickets this year, but don't despair. Surely our favorite Tumblrs will keep us updated with hilarious .GIF sets and shaky iPhone video clips of key moments. Plus, there are sure to be lots of great articles to read here at Bustle, as well as lots of amazing cosplay to gawp at.
With all that to keep track of, it may be hard to focus on anything else. That said, I always love watching the fashion at Comic Con. It may not be as exciting as the elaborate handmade cosplay constructions or the sworn-to-secrecy spoilers dropped at the panels, but it's still a good deal of fun.
It's always interesting to see celebs in a more laid-back setting, after all — and panel fashion is actually, on the whole, quite good. There are a few missteps, sure (J. Law's crop top/Heidi braid ensemble last year didn't do her any favors, nor did Ginnifer Goodwin's merkin-adjacent outfit), but by and large? It's a colorful and whimsical affair. So, with that in mind, let's take a look at some of the best outfits to date:
10. Jenna Coleman at Comic Con 2013
Jenna Louise Coleman wore an adorably printed, pleated-skirted, long-sleeved Antipodium dress paired with pink suede pumps and a classic red lip to last year's Doctor Who panel.
9. Freida Pinto at Comic Con 2012
Freida Pinto stunned in chartreuse scuba-inspired Michael Kors a couple years back.
8. Emilia Clarke at Comic Con 2013
The Khaleesi generally has a solid red carpet portfolio — largely hits with very few misses — and she didn't disappoint at Comic Con.
7. Lily Collins at Comic Con 2013
When she was making the rounds for The Mortal Instruments last summer, Lily Collins kind of became the defacto crop top queen — and this Paper London ensemble marks one of her very best looks.
6. Ginnifer Goodwin at Comic Con 2012
Maybe I'm biased because this particular Valentino number reminds me of Shosanna's showstopping dress from Inglourious Basterds , but I kind of love it.
5. Summer Glau at Comic Con 2012
Extra points for the fact that she was appearing for the Firefly panel.
4. Emily Blunt at Comic Con 2013
Emily Blunt wore this gorgeous violet and navy Wes Gordon dress to promote The Edge of Tomorrow alongside Tom Cruise.
3. Bryan Cranston at Comic Con 2013
Nothing like wearing an eerily accurate facsimile of your own face.
2. Karen Gillan at Comic Con 2012
This 3.1 Phillip Lim number is super on theme, and one of the best non-cosplay Comic Con outfits ever, IMHO. Ka-Pow, indeed.
1. David Boreanaz at 'Buffy's' First Comic Con
The top prize has to go to David Boreanaz, pictured here in a Hawaiian shirt, athletic shorts, and tube socks — with a handy assist from the rest of the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, plus what appears to be an inflatable headless sumo wrestler.
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