05/02/2016 03:08 EDT | Updated 05/02/2016 06:15 EDT

Calgary Comic And Entertainment Expo's Best Cosplay Of 2016

Holy costumes, Batman!

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo

The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo drew over 100,000 pop culture fans to the Calgary Stampede grounds over the weekend.

Fans met their favourite stars and creators, shopped for geeky gear, and listened to panels and workshops — and, of course, showed off some pretty incredible cosplay.

Cosplayers pose for a group photo outside the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. (Photo: Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo)

Everyone from first-time cosplayers to professionals showed up in droves to strut their stuff, rocking creative costumes from their favourite movies, TV shows, comics and video games.

For those out of the loop, cosplay is a portmanteau of the words "costume" and "play." It's a chance for people to flex their creative muscles and dress up as their favourite characters with fellow nerds, instead of just at Halloween.

Check out the best costumes from the 2016 Calgary Expo. Article continues below.

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This year, a record-breaking 2,200 cosplayers attended the Expo's cosplay parade on Friday.

The Calgary Expo, now in its 11th year, is the biggest pop culture convention in Western Canada.

Guests at the 2016 event included comic creator Stan Lee; actors Jason Isaacs, Karl Urban, Peter Mayhew and Tom Felton; and pop star Joey Fatone.

Watch The Huffington Post Alberta's interview with some of the cosplayers at the Calgary Expo: