At every FanX (Salt Lake City’s biggest geek event), you’ll find thousands of fans who cosplay (short for costume play) as their favorite characters from anime, comic books, movies and more. Whether their costumes are store-bought or handcrafted, those who cosplay at FanX have one major thing in common: passion for the story.

Cosplay at the fall 2019 FanX, held Sept. 5–7, didn’t disappoint.

Drax of Guardians of the Galaxy, photo by Johnny Thomas

Potter Puppet Pals
Potter Puppet Pals, photo by Elise Winston

Thor, photo by Johnny Thomas

Juggernaut and Lobo
Juggernaut and Lobo, photo by Elise Winston

A Hogwarts student and Darth Vader
A Hogwarts student and Darth Vader, photo by Johnny Thomas

Our interview with Pennywise the clown, photo by Johnny Thomas

Lloyd of LEGO Ninjago
Lloyd of LEGO Ninjago, photo by Elise Winston

Wicked Witch
Wicked Witch of the West, photo by Elise Winston

Wicked Witch of the West, photo by Johnny Thomas

Oh My Sophii
Sophii of Oh My Sophii as Izuku Midoriya of My Hero Academia, photo by Elise Winston

Patsy from Holy Grail
Patsy from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, photo by Elise Winston

Christina Dark
Professional cosplayer Christina Dark as Sabrina, photo by Jaime Winston

See more of our FanX coverage here.