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Hundreds brave heat for final day of Superman Celebration

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METROPOLIS -- Hundreds of people put on their tights and tied their capes today in Metropolis on the final day of the 2018 Superman Celebration.

"I always say at every convention I’m not going to buy any more art and I would up with another canvas today," said Rob Erlenbush.

He made the two and a half hour drive down from Columbia for the festival.

There people could meet with their favorite comic book writers and illustrators and of course take the obligatory photo with the Superman statue.

But the day’s feature event was the costume contest

Erlenbush was among the contestants who dressed up as their favorite heroes and villains showing off their outfits to hundreds of comic book fans.  

Erlenbush was dressed as Bizarro and finished third in the competition.

Tyler Bell has made coming to the festival with his nine year old son Krisjan a yearly tradition.

He says they only managed to make it for the last few hours of the festival, but that it was a great experience.

"Just seeing all the history and stuff was really cool," Bell said. "There’s some old figurines that I remember from when I was a child, that I could see, and no idea where I would have those toys anymore."

Bell says both he and Krisjan will be back next year.

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