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Lupita Nyong’o has raked in tens of thousands of likes and retweets on Twitter after posting a video of her running and dancing around San Diego Comic-Con dressed as a somewhat distorted Power Ranger.
As an actress in both the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Marvel’s Black Panther, Nyong’o has massive geek pull, and likely wanted to experience the convention without attracting a crowd.
— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) July 26, 2017
But Nyong’o isn’t alone in her wish for privacy. So here’s a list of other celebs who disguised themselves so they, too, could geek out on the Comic-Con floors.
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) October 11, 2015
Jared Leto was known for his strange antics on the set of Suicide Squad, but he avoided portraying the popular Joker in 2015 in favour of a baboon. So quirky, so method, so cool.
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Superman actor Henry Cavill opted for the popular rather than the eccentric, and used a Guy Fawkes mask to con regular convention-goers and the cast of Suicide Squad.
Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams had the same idea, using both Guy Fawkes and Spider-Man as disguises in 2014.
Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson opted for the Evil Jester in 2014 when promoting The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies.
Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston went to Comic-Con 2013 in a mask of his own face. Is it possible for a mask to look more like you than you do?
“If that was Bryan Cranston, that would be hilarious,” a fan said as Bryan Cranston walked away.
Samuel L Jackson
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) July 26, 2014
In 2014, Samuel L Jackson tweeted a picture of himself in a creepy mask, saying only that he had “found a way to hit the Hall Floor.”
In an interview on Conan, Lord of the Rings actor Elijah Wood said he attempted to disguise himself as Batman. It didn’t work, but hey says fans respected the fact he wanted privacy and left him alone.
Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds was running late for his panel when he popped on a Darth Vader mask and ran through the halls. There’s a daddy joke in here somewhere.
— Comic-Con HQ (@ComicConHQ) July 23, 2016
John Barrowman has been in Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow. And last year he was Harley Quinn. A versatile actor if we ever saw one.
Former Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage is not about that boring one mask life, and instead roamed the halls in an elaborate space suit from Ridley Scott’s Alien. At Comic-Con, no one can hear you scream (if you’re hidden inside a space suit).
The 11th Doctor Matt Smith attended Comic-Con in 2013, where he interacted with multiple Doctor Who fans in a Bart Simpson mask — needless to say, they were not very interested.
Justin Timberlake once teamed up with an Esquire reporter for an interview. The catch? They spent the day walking around Comic-Con as Bert and Ernie.
Taking a leaf out of Bryan Cranston’s book, Andrew Garfield got meta and arrived at his Amazing Spider-Man panel dressed as a fan dressed as Spider-Man. He even prepared a speech about what Peter Parker meant to him. Adorable.
Mark Ruffalo, best known at Comic-Con for his role as the Hulk, “got to hide out and enjoy” the convention two years ago when he arrived in a terrifying old man mask.
Daniel Radcliffe showed up to Comic Con in a Spider-Man outfit. pic.twitter.com/UpOVFCIu3q
— Hogwarts Logic (@HogwartsLogic) July 27, 2014
Daniel Radcliffe is no stranger to Comic-Con, having attended multiple times for the promotion of the little-known Harry Potter films. But once those were done, he finally got to attend as a fan — albeit a fan who has to hide behind a Spider-Man mask the entire weekend.