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Photos/video: C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay

C2E2, the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, brought the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games back to McCormick Place — and also featured the Crown Championships of Cosplay, where veterans of the cosplay circuit, along with amateurs, competed for $10,000 in cash and prizes.

Here’s a look at who wore what on Saturday night:

PadmŽe Amidala from Star Wars takes the stage Saturday night at McCormick Place. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media

The Predator prepares for the Crown Championships. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media

James Speers, dressed as Iron Man. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media

A large dragon towers over the crowd. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media

Kyle Mathis (center), who is dressed as Big Daddy from the video game BioShock, prepares for the Crown Championships. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media

Celebrity judge Yaya Han judges the cosplay costumes. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media

Thomas Depetrillo (left), as Bumblebee from Transformers. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media

Kyle Mathis, who is dressed as Big Daddy from the video game BioShock, is crowned the winner of the Crown Championships. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media