Lets be honest, one of the main reasons to come to a convention is for the cosplay. These super fans put so much work and dedication into their costumes. I often wonder if I would ever be brave enough to go to a con in a costume. It's an interesting cross section of fandom for sure. So lets look through some of the cosplay we caught at the 2012 New York Comic Con.
Initially I felt awkward about taking pictures of people in costume. Often I found myself piggybacking off of someone elses shots. I thought, if I was cosplaying, I would hate not being able to walk around without being asked to pose for a photo. Then I remind myself that these people are here BECAUSE of the attention. Once I was able to loosten up I got some great shots.
Bane, Catwoman, and some guy.
They get points for doing the comic version of Bane, and I can't imagine having to wear that mask all through the con.
Doctor Doom vs Iron Man
The Doom costume was great, and we'll give Iron Man an A for effort.
Wonder why you would choose this costume, woman? It's not doing you any favors.
I think these two are from the web comic HOMESTUCK
Tetra from Legend of Zelda - The Wind Waker
Not sure who the warriors around her are.
Yes, there were a lot of Minecraft costumes this year.
I got nothing on this one, sorry.
This guy did a good Magneto, although I'm pretty sure it's bought instead of made.
This was a very classy female robin. Well done.
Yoko and Kamina from Gurren Lagann
I didn't know wether to take their picture or check for ID. Still, super good cosplay, and she's got a killer smile.
Game of Thrones
I'm sure I would be more excited about this if I watched the show.
Goofy as seen in Kingdom Hearts 2
Mimmy from No More Heroes 2
I admit, I had to ask who this was, but I loved the giant hands.
The contact lenses were freaking me out
I've just started playing the first Mass Effect game, and I can totally see why people are so into it.
Kingpin from Daredevil
This guy made a GREAT Kingpin. I was actually intimidated by him. He had presence.
Not sure what version of the Flash this was, but he looked great.
Maybe my favorite cosplay of the con.
Hsien-Ko from Darkstalkers
Devil May Cry
Various Avengers, including the TaskMaster!
Now that's obscure.
Poison Ivy and the Riddler
This Deadpool had a working amplifier and was rocking out outside the show floor.
Batgirl, Batman and the Penguin
This was really cool - not only is it classic TV Batman, but it's a nod to the super-cheesy Batman movie where he used anti-shark spray to ward off sharks.
Spider-Man and Iron Fist
Spider Man was limber!