Forget Hollywood: this weekend, all eyes were on San Diego for Comic-Con. Every year, actors from Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and assorted mega-franchises make their way to the event–and bring a wealth of designer looks with them. Showing up for panels, autograph signings, and photo ops means looking great and–spoiler alert–paying attention to the runways’ biggest trends.
Given their comfort level with superhero costumes and fantasy gear, the actresses of Comic Con weren’t afraid of taking a few fashion risks, or playing against their onscreen type. Fresh from donning horned helmets and a brunette wig as Hella, goddess of death in Thor: Ragnarok, Cate Blanchett arrived in a dapper suit from Monse. Her co-star Tessa Thompson kept things sweet in lacy Rodarte, a stark contrast to the layers of armor she sports as Valkyrie as well as the corporate power dressing she wears on Westworld. Lupita Nyong’o brought tropical glamour in a patterned Elie Saab, and Krysten Ritter kept things exciting with three monochromatic looks.
Of course, Marvel’s stars weren’t the only ones turning heads. DC faithful weren’t disappointed: Wonder Woman Gal Gadot’s sequined Stella McCartney raised the bar for best dressed. Here, a look at the freshest fashion from Comic-Con’s most stylish actresses.