LOOK: Cosplay reveries at Nerd Prom 2017

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Jordyn Reece as the god Loki. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Jordyn Reece as the god Loki. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

As the Colorado winter thaws, little sprouts of cosplay begin to take root in Denver. It’s costume season once again.

Last night at Summit Music Hall, the sixth annual Nerd Prom swapped traditional tuxes and gowns for something with a little more power infused in the seams. We stopped by to see the spectacle.

Shohlee Lepzer (left to right) as Venom, Azrakel the Dark Warrior as Cat Man amd Alana Lepzer as Maleficent. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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From left to right, Shohlee Lepzer as Venom, Azrakel the Dark Warrior as Cat Man and Alana Lepzer as Maleficent. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Roy Overturf dressed as the Mad Hatter. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Roy Overturf dressed as the Mad Hatter. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Wilfred/Chewbaca Charlie Hanson (left to right), Savanah Overturf as Raven, Justin Neal as Obi -Wan Kenobi, Lauren AKA Ashbee Wadsworth as Princess Bubblegum and Victoria Baldwin as Senator Mon Mothma. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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From left to right, Wilfred/Chewbacca Charlie Hanson, Savanah Overturf as Raven, Justin Neal as Obi -Wan Kenobi, Lauren AKA Ashbee Wadsworth as Princess Bubblegum and Victoria Baldwin as Senator Mon Mothma. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Rick Amick as Grunkle Stan. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Rick Amick as Grunkle Stan. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Crystal and Chris are not in costume, the're just looking sharp. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Crystal and Chris are not in costume, they're just looking sharp. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Isabelle McGee as Maki and Nathan Arem as Iron Man. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Isabelle McGee as Maki and Nathan Arem as Iron Man. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Excitement! (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Sarah Shimill (left to right) as Captain America, Annie Newman as Daenerys Targaryen, Julia Gitel as BB-8 and Serena Rasmussen as Diane. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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From left to right, Sarah Shimill as Captain America, Annie Newman as Daenerys Targaryen, Julia Gitel as BB-8 and Serena Rasmussen as Diane. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Brent Schultz listens to the Rocket Surgeons. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Brent Schultz listens to the Rocket Surgeons. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Rocket Surgeons rock out geek hits. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Rocket Surgeons rock out geek-themed tunes. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Lisa and Ricky Nguyan as emoji. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Ricky and Lisa Nguyan as emoji. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Charlie Hanson dressed as Wilfred/Chewbaca waits to walk on stage for a dance contest. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Charlie Hanson dressed as Wilfred/Chewbacca waits to walk on stage for a dance contest. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Savanah Overturf as Raven (left to right), Justin Neal as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Alex Miller as Nightwing and Charlie Hanson as Wilfred/Chewbaca get down on stage during a dance contest. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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From left to right, Savanah Overturf as Raven, Justin Neal as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Alex Miller as Nightwing and Charlie Hanson as Wilfred/Chewbaca get down on stage during a dance contest. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A video game tournament is projected on stage. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Two people playing in a video game tournament that is projected on stage. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A video game tournament is projected on stage. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The video game tournament is projected on stage. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A bit of Nerd Prom noir. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Brenna (left) and Bailey Bigelow with thick-rimmed glasses. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Brenna (left) and Bailey Bigelow with thick-rimmed glasses. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Brittany and Derek Hendricks as the Winter Soldier and Captain America. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Brittany and Derek Hendricks as the Winter Soldier and Captain America. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Alex Chisholm as rogue and Alex Gamle as Jacket from Hotline Miami. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Alex Chisholm as Rogue and Alex Gamle as Jacket from Hotline Miami. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Julie Cahill as the Lumpy Space Princess and Andy Darnell as Finn. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Julie Cahill as the Lumpy Space Princess and Andy Darnell as Finn. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Ben Gould (left) and Taylor Hacth as Team Skull. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Ben Gould (left) and Taylor Hacth as Team Skull. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Miniature 3D printed humans. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Miniature 3D printed humans at a 3D scanning booth. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Jordyn Reece as Loki and Josiah Swegle at Thor. Nerd Prom at Summit Music Hall, April 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Jordyn Reece as Loki and Josiah Swegle at Thor. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)