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Here Are Some Of The Latino Cosplayers Who Were Strutting Their Way Through Comic-Con This Year

Last weekend San Diego was filled with cosplayers from all over the world for Comic-Con, an annual comics and pop culture convention, and they stood out in so many ways. So in case you didn’t get a chance to see the unique and badass cosplayers in person, here are a few of the ones we just couldn’t ignore.

The cosplay this year was everything from  scary, to adorable and absolutely stunning. If you didn’t get a chance to see these costumes in person, here they are captured in photos, starting with our one and only Super Abuela! ??


Thor’s hammer has nothing on Abuela’s chancla.

But our Super Abuela wasn’t the only super hero at Comic-Con. She also ran into the badass and beautiful Mexican Wonder Woman.

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Beautiful way to incorporate her culture and identity into this cosplay. ✨

As for some of the dynamic duos who strutted their way through Comic-Con, here are detectives Dick Tracy and Carmen Sandiego.


No one rocks the trench coat better than these two.

Just like with any other profession, detectives also need a break once in a while, and this is how Carmen Sandiego took her break at Comic-Con:


Ayyyyye get it Carmen! ??

Another cosplay combo you couldn’t miss was the classic and spooky Beetlejuice and Lydia Deetz.


That Beetlejuice body shimmy is on point.

Cosplay is also a bonding activity for mother and daughter, Norma Ruiz and Lissa, who arrived at Comic-Con as Ursula and Ariel from ‘The Little Mermaid.’


Absolutely love that this is how this mom and daughter bond. Just as Norma Ruiz’s profile says, “I’m a woman who loves to design costumes and do cosplay with my daughter.” ?

But in case Ursula wasn’t scary looking enough for you, here’s cosplayer Carlos Velarde dressed as The Joker from the 1989 ‘Batman’ movie.


The details of this costume are everything!!

And this isn’t the first time Carlos Velarde shows up to Comic Con as The Joker…


And he stays in character the whole time!

Another fictional character Velarde took on at Comic-Con this year was Baxter Stockman from ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’


It’s so dope that he cosplayed as Baxter Stockman, and not as one of the main ninja turtles.

But the absolute best part about Comic-Con was seeing people of all ages participating in cosplay, such as this little guy dressed as Tiny Rick from the animated series ‘Rick and Morty.’

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YESSSS! ??

And here’s this young girl dressed as Lisa from ‘The Simpsons,’ accompanied by her aunties, Patty and Selma.


Who were your favorite cosplayers from this year? Let us know and show us their rad costumes!


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Quebradita And Cry Your Latino Heart Out At This Dance Party

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Quebradita And Cry Your Latino Heart Out At This Dance Party

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Close your eyes. Imagine an empty dance floor illuminated by colorful lights. You have a beer in your hand, and there’s a cutie across the room making eyes at you. Then the DJ drops “La Chona” by Los Tucanes de Tijuana. What do you do?

If you’re at Noche Romántica, you finish off that beer, walk over to the cutie, ask them to dance and then get your ass to the dance floor.

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Noche Romántica is a dance party dedicated to bringing the quince to the club, spinning all the música Latina that are the staples of family parties. That means cumbias, boleros, corridos, románticas, banda, norteño and more.

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Noche Romántica nights are packed with young people reliving their upbringing one song at a time. That includes José Luis Arreguin, who started the night in San Francisco with Jose Trujillo back in 2012. Since then, Noche Romántica has become the night to bust a quebradita in LA and New York as well, adding Joshua Lasso, Dave Salvaje, Maryann Aguirre and a slew of guest DJ’s.

“[Trujillo] and I started talking about how there are no nights that play Latin music and the music we grew up listening to,” says Arreguin. “There was salsa nights, but it just wasn’t the same. We wanted to play románticas and corridos, and there was no one doing that. We all grew up around the music. We want it to be like you’re going to a quinceañera.”

Seeing the Latino population shrink due to gentrification in San Francisco’s Mission District gave Arreguin and Trujillo further reason to create the night.

“The culture was changing in the Mission, so we wanted to keep some of it alive by playing the music,” he recalls.

Arreguin also looks back to his childhood at family parties held in remote ranchos: Running around amongst horses, playing hide and seek and catching a buzz after drinking near-empty cans of beer.

“My parents would be dancing, kicking up dirt. And they’d be nice because they were a little tipsy and having fun,” says Arreguin. “The music stands out in my mind. There was really good music. I just remember those moments. They were so beautiful to me. I want to recreate that feeling through the music we play.”

The DJ’s seemed to have successfully tapped into that nostalgia for those that come to dance, or cry, at Noche Romántica.

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“Dancing is obviously a good sign. They’re having a good time,” says Arreguin. “But I trip when people are standing there holding a beer and I play a song, and then they look down at the floor and their eyes start filling with tears. I’m hitting a nerve; a memory. I love getting those reactions. Or they’ll come up to me and share a story when I play a song. I’ve heard so many stories at our nights. I love that. I love that these songs bring back memories for people.”

As far as which song always gets the dance floor poppin’, Arreguin says you can’t go wrong with “La Puerta Negra” by Los Tigres Del Norte.

“Just the way it sounds. It’s so distinct,” he says. “Right away you know what it is and it gets people going.”


Here are 15 more Noche Romántica bangers, curated with mucho amor by the collective of DJ’s, to get you in the mood until the next party, which you can find by following Noche Romántica on Instagram.


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