Photos/video: C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay

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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

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