Organizers of the 21st Celebrity Impersonator Convention at the Golden Nugget said the event Monday and Tuesday helps participants trade tips, book gigs and socialize with like-minded -- and in some cases, like-dressed -- people, the Las Vegas Sun reported Wednesday.
This year's event featured people dressed as a wide range of celebrities, including Dr. Phil, Whoopi Goldberg and multiple Sinatras and Neil Diamonds.
Monday night's festivities included the Reel Awards, a red carpet event honoring excellence in celebrity impersonation. Tuesday featured Vegas Tribute Idol, a competition for the impersonators to test their skills against one another.
"You'd think one Neil Diamond against another Neil Diamond would turn into a competitive thing, but it's not," competitor Jason Scott of Canada said. "It becomes a supportive thing."