The last few hours of Comic-Con are always bittersweet, with a mixture of exhaustion and nerdy afterglow thick in the air. Shorter days like Wednesday and Sunday sometimes have less cosplayers in favor of the players themselves getting to experience the con without adoring fans stopping them, or, in some cases, without worry of stabbing various passersby with aspects of their costume protruding at all angles.

Another successful Comic-Con is down, giving many tons of new ideas for future costumes and, of course, piles of comics to read to inspire them. ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Homestuck’ costumes were both huge hits this year, but sometimes that means people will go out of their way to avoid the Go-To outfit in years to come. So, get sewing now! You’ve got 365 days to perfect a costume before Comic-Con 2014!