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30 Of The Littlest Fans Geeking Out At Comic Cons

It's even better when the whole family gets in on the cosplay action.

Comic Cons are the best places to celebrate your fandoms, no matter how young you are.

New York Comic Con starts on Thursday in Manhattan and with kid-friendly activities like gaming lounges and the chance to see their favorite characters in real life, kids can enjoy the convention just as much as their parents. It’s even more fun when families cosplay (costume play) together.

Already professionals at dress-up, kids sometimes take it to the next level by cosplaying at conventions and proudly putting their fandoms on display.

Here are 30 cosplaying kids from various Comic Cons over the years:

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Young cosplayer dressed as Chewbacca of StarWars attends MCM Comic Con at Manchester Central on July 30, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage)
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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Fans dressed in Star Wars themed costumes gather for a group photo at Comic-Con International 2016 - Day 2 on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Daniel Knighton/FilmMagic)
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BOSTON - AUGUST 13: Charlie Lockwood, 5 months from Somerville, is dressed as Baby Groot, from Guardians of the Galaxy 2, at the annual Boston Comic-Con at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston on Aug. 13, 2016. He's a dancing tree in a flower pot held by his dad, David. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: A cosplayer attends New York Comic-Con 2015 at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
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A Silent (Ian Palaczky) having a fantasy battle with Keaton Wares as Dr Who while attending the London Film and Comic Con LFCC is a convention held annually in London that focuses on films, cult television and comics. The convention holds a large dealers hall selling movie, comic and science fiction related memorabilia and original film props, along with free guest talks, professional photoshoots, autograph sessions, displays. Many of the visitors/attendees arrive dressed up as their favourite comic and sci-fi characters in the most outlandish costumes which draws from the award-winning formula of innovative gameplay. (Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 11: Cosplayers attend New York Comic Con 2015 at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
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Shirlaine Forrest via Getty Images
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Cosplayers dressed as Belle and The Beast of Disney's Beauty and the Beast attend MCM Comic Con at Manchester Central on July 30, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage)
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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: A Costume Cosplay Attendee attends Comic-Con International on July 20, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/GC Images)
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Ghostbusters fans attend Comic-Con International 2016 on July 20, 2016 in San Diego, California.
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Laura Cavanaugh via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 10: A cosplayer attends New York Comic Con 2015 at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 03: Cosplayers on Day 2 of Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia 2016 held at Pennsylvania Convention Center on June 3, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 10: Cosplayers attend New York Comic Con 2015 at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 25: Cosplayer dressed as The Tardis from 'Doctor Who' at the San Diego Convention Center on Day 2 of Comic-Con International 2014 on July 25, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Star Wars cosplayers attend Comic-Con International 2016 at San Diego Convention Center on July 24, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images,)
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David Lee (2L) poses with his wife Phuong Lee (R) and their children Tyler (far left) and Dillon (C) in outfits from the Star Trek franchise, at the Comic-Con International 2013 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego California July 19, 2013. Comic-Con is a four-day geekfest of pop culture attended by some 130,000 devotees of comic books, movies and TV shows -- many dressed up in the costumes of their idols. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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MALMO, SWEDEN - 2015/09/12: Mother and son in their cosplay look at Comic Con Malmo 2015. There are lots of exciting activities, booth display, cosplay characters and several nice guests will be at Comic Con Malmo 2015. (Photo by Tommy Lindholm/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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A boy wearing a Pac-Man costume attends the Comic-Con International convention in San Diego, California, U.S., on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of comics and related popular art forms. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Fans dressed in Star Wars themed costumes gather for a group photo at Comic-Con International 2016 - Day 2 on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Daniel Knighton/FilmMagic)
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 10: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) Cosplay fans attend the opening day of New York Comic Con 2013 at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 10, 2013 in New York City. New York Comic Con is one of the largest comic book and science fiction conventions. The convention brings together fans of fantasy role playing, science fiction, movies and television. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 25: Cosplayers attend MCM Comic Con at ExCeL convention centre in London, England on October 25, 2014. (Photo by Tolga Akmen/Anadolu Agenc/Getty Images)
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Albert L. Ortega via Getty Images
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 18: Cosplayer dressed as Thor attends Day 1 of the 2013 Comic-Con International - General Atmosphere held at San Diego Convention Center on Thursday July 18, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: General Atmosphere of crowds and cosplay at Comic-Con International 2013 on July 21, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
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Albert L. Ortega via Getty Images
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 18: Cosplayers dressed as Poison Ivy and Robin attend Day 1 of the 2013 Comic-Con International - General Atmosphere held at San Diego Convention Center on Thursday July 18, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
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ROSEMONT, IL - AUGUST 20: Guests attend Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2016 - Day 3 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on August 20, 2016 in Rosemont, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Wizard World)
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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: A father and son dress as Star Wars stormtroopers at Comic-Con International - Day 3 on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Daniel Knighton/FilmMagic)
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 10: Cosplayers attend New York Comic Con 2015 at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
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Albert L. Ortega via Getty Images
ROSEMONT, IL - AUGUST 11: Cosplayers Victoria Bill as Teela and Rachell Bill as She-Ra attend Day 3 of Wizard World Chicago Comic Con held at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on August 11, 2013 in Rosemont, Illinois. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
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Shirlaine Forrest via Getty Images
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Young cosplayer dressed as Wonder Woman attends MCM Comic Con at Manchester Central on July 30, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage)
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ST LOUIS, MISSOURI - APRIL 02: A child poses in character during the Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con at America's Center on April 2, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)
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Laura Cavanaugh via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 11: Cosplayers attend New York Comic Con 2015 at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
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