After a successful showing last year, Comic Con Africa is back in 2019. On top of celebrity appearances (William Shatner, Troy Baker, Nolan North and more), unreleased games, and other attractions, the cosplay is once again a highlight for anyone in attendance.

On this – the first day of the of the four-day event – we’ve scoured all six halls of the convention to find the best cosplay that South African enthusiasts have to offer.

My Hero Academia proved to be a popular choice as we saw many cosplayers choose characters from it as their costume for this first day of the Con. There were, of course, costumes based on the Area 51 raid. We saw at least four different costumes based on it, but we only managed to capture one of them.

We guess capturing images of aliens isn’t so easy, even with modern cameras. The image we did manage to capture, as well as all the others, can be found in the large gallery below. Click on the thumbnails to see each cosplay in full.

Our favourite of the day has to be the Hawkman and Hawkgirl pair, which each had unfolding wings you can see in this gif.

If you’re impressed by what you see here, make sure you check out our cosplay roundup from 2018, which was the first time a Comic Con was ever officially run in Africa.

Comic Con Africa runs from today, 21st September, until 24th September at the Gallagher Convention Centre.