For years now, San Diego Comic-Con has offered a platform for celebrities to promote their major projects and get noticed by a huge and captive audience. Some famous folks, however, prefer to make a more anonymous entrance in a convention full of eagle-eyed fans and hungry journalists.
This is where the beauty of cosplay comes in. Those that want to remain private can be right at home with the legions of cosplayers roaming Comic-Con's hallowed halls. Just throw on a mask, and you instantly have freedom.
The latest celebrity to go incognito was Ryan Reynolds, who was kept extra busy promoting Fox's highly anticipated Deadpool movie. Before heading to his panel, he took in the sights and concealed his face with one of his favorite characters.
Here's Ryan Reynolds giving us a little Darth Vader
Okay, so he didn't go full Vader, but this still allowed him to venture through gigantic crowds without anyone being the wiser. Here's the caption that accompanied the post:
Late for your panel? Sometimes ya gotta make a run for it - harnessing the dark powers of Lord Vader. #sdcc #deadpool
And now for a quick look back at some of the celebs who have made hiding in plain sight a Comic-Con tradition!
A longtime Spider-Man fan, Daniel Radcliffe had the chance to live out his dream of playing him (if only for an afternoon).
Bryan Cranston is the king of celebrity cosplay at Comic-Con, and it doesn't get much better than appearing as his own iconic character, Walter White.
In probably my favorite cosplay of all time, Cranston's Breaking Bad co-star Dean Norris appeared as Xena, the Warrior Princess, and the entire world applauded.
The director of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies even avoided the Eye of Sauron with his evil jester get-up.
Arya Stark let her Spidey senses tingle as she donned Peter Parker's mask to quietly enjoy the convention.
As more Comic-Con news rolls in, we might just end up with even more stealthy celebs to add to this post!