Photos: The Costumed of Comic Con

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Kyle Thomas-Franklin, dressed as a character from virtual idol "Hatsune Miku ", stands outside the New York's Comic-Con convention October 9, 2014. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

New York’s Comic-Con celebrated its ninth year as thousands descended on the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, starting Thursday. The event, which runs through Sunday, sold out its 151,000 tickets in hours this year, according to the New York Times.

For a few days each year since 2006, comic book, video game, television and movie fans can dress up and nerd out at a New York offshoot of the original San Diego Comic Con, which began in 1970.

So far, notable news from the event included a surprise appearance by George Clooney to promote Tomorrowland, his new movie set to be released in May 2015, according to the New York Daily News and the unveiling of limited edition Batman “Forever” stamps by the U.S. Post Office Thursday. Karate Kid cast members will gather for a panel Sunday to celebrate the movie’s 30th anniversary, and Marvel hosts a series of events throughout Comic-Con to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its founding, according to CBS News.

Newsweek rounded up some photos for those who didn’t get their hands on a ticket: 

10-11-14 Comic-Con 1 Katie Fang, dressed as a Vocaloid character, looks at her phone near costumed attendees inside New York's Comic-Con convention October 9, 2014. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

10-11-14 Comic-Con 3 Katie Fang, dressed as a Vocaloid character, poses inside New York's Comic-Con convention October 9, 2014. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

10-11-14 Comic-Con 4 Jonathan Perez and his daughter Sandra McKenzie walk in costume to New York's Comic-Con convention October 9, 2014. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

10-11-14 Comic-Con 5 A costumed attendee looks at her smartphone outside New York's Comic-Con convention October 9, 2014. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

10-11-14 Comic-Con 6 Costumed attendees ride an escalator inside New York's Comic-Con convention October 9, 2014. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

10-11-14 Comic-Con 7 Attendees enter New York's Comic-Con convention October 9, 2014. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

10-11-14 Comic-Con 8 A costumed attendee dressed as the "Joker", waits in line for New York's Comic-Con convention October 9, 2014. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

10-11-14 Comic-Con 9 Costumed attendees take photos inside New York's Comic-Con convention October 9, 2014. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

10-11-14 Comic-Con 11 A costumed attendee dressed as "Bane" walks inside New York's Comic-Con convention October 9, 2014. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

10-11-14 Comic-Con 17 People wait in line to enter New York's Comic-Con convention October 9, 2014. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

10-11-14 Comic-Con 12 Trevor Olson, from Minnesota, dressed as the character "Joker", poses for a photograph at New York's Comic-Con convention October 9, 2014. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

10-11-14 Comic-Con 13 Trevor Olson, from Minnesota, dressed as the character "Joker", poses for a photograph at New York's Comic-Con convention October 9, 2014. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

10-11-14 Comic-Con 14 Ashlee Mantione, dressed as the "Dark Nurse" from the "Silent Hill 2" video game, poses for a photograph at New York's Comic-Con convention October 9, 2014. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

10-11-14 Comic-Con 15 A woman dress as the character "Cat Woman" stands outside the New York's Comic-Con convention October 9, 2014. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

10-11-14 Comic-Con 16 Kim Kwai dressed as the character "Cat Woman", stands on a street corner outside of the New York's Comic-Con convention October 9, 2014. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

10-11-14 Comic-Con 10 Brad Trechak, from New Jersey, holds a sign inside New York's Comic-Con convention October 9, 2014. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters