Today is Halloween, but the festivities of this magical holiday have been going on for days now.

Downtown Sanford was brimming with costume-clad children and adults on Saturday during its annual trick-or-treat celebration and the first-ever Brick City Phenomicon, which brought some much-needed cosplay to our fair burgh.

We’ve got your photos and social media posts from Saturday below.


Downtown Sanford Trick-or-Treating

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Steven Ashmore Photography was on hand to capture some of the fun during Saturday’s trick-or-treat event — hundreds of kids and their families went business to business in Downtown Sanford in search of glorious candy.

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More photos from trick-or-treating, courtesy of Downtown Sanford Inc.

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Mickey Mase ❤️

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Brick City Phenomicon

The other highlight of Saturday was the first Brick City Phenomicon — a daylong event that began with the Walk/Run Your Cape Off 5K, ended with the adult cosplay costume contest and in between featured film viewings, panel discussions, comics, karaoke and so much more.

Below are some of the social media posts (public ones, anyway) from the event. Come back to The Rant this afternoon for our interview with Ceirra Doll (posts below), the mastermind behind the Victorian Pennywise who roamed (graced) the streets of Downtown Sanford on Saturday.

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Even though the only things on this costume I made were the guns and the belt buckle, I still feel proud of it. You dont always have to hand make everything to be a cosplayer. . Years ago I used to disagree but now that I have a family, full time job, larp, and a million little things I understand. I can still enjoy this hobby without spending a million hours on one outfit. Plus I get to skip the parts I like the least and really focus on the parts I love. . Also finally made myself a logo for my photography! Woop ▶️ for full image . . . 📸 @johnie_5 📸 editing @aerobyn_cosplay / me #domino #marvel #cosplay #halloween #brickcityphenomicon #brickcity #marvelcosplay #xmen #xforce #deadpool

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