When Logan from "X-Men" isn't taking selfies, he works as a fraud analyst for a litigation company. He was just one of the many cosplayers and fans who attended the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, held February 28-March 1, 2020, at Chicago's McCormick Place.
The pop culture convention celebrates comic books, anime, movies, TV, video games – seemingly anything that can have a fan attached – and CBS News' Jake Barlow was there to capture some of the most intriguing costumes.
Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo
Last year's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, the largest pop culture convention in the Midwest, brought out 90,000 attendees.
Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man
Spider-Man goes through security just like everyone else.
Queen Atlanna from "Aquaman" (Corey, a middle school librarian).
The Mad Hatter (Kim, a student) and Professor Ozpin, of the Beacon Academy (Kim's dad, James, a math teacher).
The family that busts ghosts together: Tom and Kim with their kids, Jack and Charlie.
Anime character Himiko Toga, part of the League of Villains. Cosplayer Emily does art and animation online.
League of Legends
Miles and Steph are characters from the "League of Legends."
Swamp Thing, a.k.a. Frank (Instagram @oldfashionednerd).
Graphics designer Kevin is the Marvel villain Mysterio.
Members of the Midwest Garrison Stormtrooper Club – Chris and Jim (Midwest Garrison Captain of the Guard) – take a break from stormtrooping.
The Midwest Garrison Stormtrooper Club is the Illinois chapter of the 501st Legion costuming club, whose "Star Wars" uniforms are fan-made, and whose appearances are geared more towards charity than rooting out rebel scum.
Brandon works for the Chicago Transit Authority, but today he's an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper from "Halo."
Glen, as King George III, and Oliver, as a founding father, will "remind you of my love" for the musical "Hamilton."
Emily, an events planner, is the Raven Queen from "Dungeons & Dragons."
Darkseid and Super Girl
Paul, a sheriff's deputy, is even more intimidating in his Darkseid costume. With Kirsten as Super Girl.
Josh, complete with cape, poses as Lando Calrissian from "Solo."
An elegant weapon of a more civilized age
Checking out light sabers for sale.
Left: Sammy as a tomb hunter from "Wasteland." Right: John as Geralt of Rivia, from "The Witcher."
Lauren is She-Ra, Princess of Power, even when she is working in human resources.
Hellboy (TV repairman Erik).
The Mario Family is all here, from Michigan: Brian, Noah, Cole and Erica.
Pukei-Pukei, from "Monster Hunter World" (actually Heather, a young adult librarian specialist).
Denizens of Oz
The Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda, the Good Witch of the South (Carly, an electrical engineer, and her mom, Laurie, a nursing professor).
Toys from Japan.
Princess Peach, from "Super Mario Bros.," gets a makeover.
Comic books fans rummage through wares at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo.
Precious artifacts at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo.
Matthew, a waiter and street performer, dons the attire of Corvus, from Dungeons & Dragons.
Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado, from "Demon Slayer" (Jeff, an engineer from California, and Lisa, an optometrist from New York).
My Chemical Romance
Justin, a fan of My Chemical Romance, was so excited about band's reunion tour he decided to portray the cover of the band's third album, "The Black Parade."
Cami, as Cheetah, from "Wonder Woman vs. Cheetah," gets the upper, uh, tooth.
Comic book art for sale.
Saphire is the anime character Princess Tutu.
From the film "Labyrinth," the Goblin King (Kay, who works in theater) and Sarah (Jen, a database administrator).
Katie is typically a stay-at-home mom, but today she's a character from "Sailor Moon."
College student Jennifer, as White Diamond, brought her mom as Cersei Lannister from "Game of Thrones."
Kurt (right), who appeared in the 2014 series "Judge Dredd: Cursed Edge," and Jeff.
Zero, from "Mega Man."
A celebrity droid.
This family of "Clone Wars" fans came dressed as Governor Roshti and not one, but three Ahsokas.