You can’t do the New York Comic Convention without doing cosplay. It’s an unwritten rule in the annals of geekdom. It’s a core aspect of what makes the convention what it is. And if you don’t come to it dressed in the coolest, grossest, or more jaw-dropping costume you can afford or make, then you’re just about required by law to take pictures, compliment the cosplayer, and then go home and share what you saw on the rest of the web.
Each year is full of different trends, and if you weren’t at the convention this year or last, then you missed seeing how the Wolverine haircut (and that alone, no costume) succeeded the very popular Wolverine Origins movie jacket, how Harley Quinn has beat Poison Ivy for the most common Gotham villain costume (with Nurse Joker and Riddler a close second), how there’s a million fantastic Loki costumes and a million more Attack on Titan uniforms, and how the vast majority of the world cannot seem to get a good Nightwing costume done right (don’t worry, we found a few good ones, thankfully). Also, we can’t get rid of, or enough of, Deadpool, so you’ll some of him.
Below, for those of you who missed it, is the DualShockers Gallery of NYCC 2013 Cosplay, brought to you by a few members of the staff who just had to share the best of the best, the funniest, and the “WhoWhaHuh?” pictures of the year. There’s also some cool stuff we saw at the con at the bottom (including celebrities!). For your convenience, I’ve split the cosplay into categories: yes, I know many of these characters have bled into different media, from comics to movies to games and back, but to make it easier I’ve put certain characters where they’re most known for.
Enjoy! And look at for Waldo!
Video Game Cosplay
Comics, Movies and Television Cosplay
Cool Stuff Around The Con
Celebrities At The Con