08/23/2013 14:20 EDT | Updated 10/23/2013 05:12 EDT

Meet the best dressed at Fan Expo

This year's Canadian Fan Expo features appearances by Spiderman creator Stan Lee, football great Joe Montana, wrestler Hulk Hogan, the cast of the recent Star Wars movie, actor David Hasselhoff, actress Carrie Fisher and many more. But costume play, called cosplay, is its own highlight of the festival.

Attendees dress up as characters from comic books, science fiction, fantasy, horror, gaming or any one of the Star Wars movies. Each year, thousands of fans gather at the four-day event, and, for the majority, dressing up is part of the ritual.

See the above photo gallery for some interesting costumes from downtown Toronto this weekend.