C2E2 begins with superheroes, dancing droids and more: 'This place is about escapism'

Hulk in bib overalls
Some variation of The Hulk shows up Friday to C2E2 in Chicago. Photo credit Emilly Silveira Andrade

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Let the cosplay begin.

The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, or C2E2, kicked off Friday, and exhibitors say they are ready.

For those looking to channel their inner Luke Skywalker, there's a booth for that.

"We're a custom lightsaber booth, we specialize in combat lightsabers, so that means our sabers are built for full-force contact,” exhibitor Jessie Gant explained.

Actually, there's pretty much a booth for everything at C2E2, including LARPing, or Live Action Role Playing.

Cosplay players
Some attendees of C2E2 in Chicago look ready for just about anything. Photo credit Emilly Silveira Andrade

“This whole place is about escapism. Its’ about being who you really want to be. Part of my personal goal at least is to make sure you become a better version of you,” exhibitor Sam Foster said.

During visits Friday, WBBM Newsradio saw a steady stream of comic book and fantasy characters and even some dancing droids from the Star Wars universe.

C2E2 takes place all weekend at McCormick Place.

Editor's note: Social media editor Emilly Silveira Andrade contributed images to this report.

She Hulk, Daredevil
She Hulk and Daredevil, the Man Without Fear, stop by C2E2 on Friday. Photo credit Emilly Silveira Andrade

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