(L-R) Black Lightning’s Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain and Christine Adams attend Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con Bash held at FLOAT, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California sponsored by HBO.
Photo: Jerod Harris (Getty Images)

In case you didn’t get the memo, Comic-Con isn’t just for cosplay—or even just for comics. Celebs and fans of all types of pop-cultural phenomenons descended on the convention’s West Coast event in San Diego, Ca. from July 19-22 to attend panels, rubs elbows with their faves, and, or course, dress up to celebrate all things comic- and fantasy-related.

But while the convention may still be best known for its displays of cosplay, it’s also become a hot ticket for film and television stars. Taking a break from the panels and meet-and-greets, several brought some major red carpet style to the black carpet of the Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con Bash on Saturday night. Many of our faves were in attendance, including Danai Gurira, Regina King and RZA, with fashion running the gamut from casually fine to fabulously chic.

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Danai Gurira attends Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con Bash held at FLOAT, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California sponsored by HBO
Danai Gurira
Sarah Jeffery, Vanessa Morgan and Madeleine Mantock
Chantel Riley
Chantel Riley
Denzel Whitaker
Talani Rabb (L) and RZA
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Aisha Tyler
Lex Scott Davis
Kat Graham
Candice Patton
Ashleigh Murray
Mehcad Brooks
Johnathan Fernandez
Parisa Fitz-Henley
Shamier Anderson
Yung Jake
Regina King
Tyler James Williams
Maisie Richardson-Sellers
Cedric Yarbrough
Echo Kellum

But of course, we couldn’t leave Comic-Con behind without catching any of the cosplay. While the street-style cameras were predictably light on catching black and brown faces in the crowd, we still saw a few heroes in the mix—and some very memorable moments.

A boy hugs a cosplayer dressed as Black Panther outside San Diego Comic-Con on July 19, 2018 in San Diego, California.
A boy smiles after posing with a cosplayer dressed as Black Panther outside San Diego Comic-Con on July 19, 2018 in San Diego, California.
A cosplayer poses at San Diego Comic-Con International 2018 on on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California.
Cosplayers gather while registering voters outside San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, 2018 in San Diego, California.
A cosplayer poses while dressed as Bill Cipher outside San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, 2018 in San Diego, California.
Women dressed as nuns walk while promoting the film ‘The Nun’ outside San Diego Comic-Con on July 19, 2018 in San Diego, California.
A cosplayer dressed as One-Punch Man poses outside San Diego Comic-Con on July 19, 2018 in San Diego, California.
A man poses dressed as the Mexican wrestler El Santo outside San Diego Comic-Con on July 19, 2018 in San Diego, California.
A cosplayer walks outside San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, 2018 in San Diego, California.
A cosplayer reads outside San Diego Comic-Con on July 19, 2018 in San Diego, California.
A cosplayer dressed as Black Panther poses outside San Diego Comic-Con on July 19, 2018 in San Diego, California.

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