Photos by C. Edwards
Tired old capes are so last season, as cosplaying passerbys proved during the 8th Annual New York Comic-Con that took place Oct. 9-13. Whether paying homage to Hugh Jackman or redefining gender roles, comic fan-dom means unbridled expression. Here’s a selection of Comic-Con cosplayers who turned our heads with their short shorts, clever interpretations, and oversized props.
Sexy Mario never goes out of style. But where's Luigi?
Well somebody had lots of ideas for costumes, didn't they, Fantasy Key?
Hello, Mr. Barbarian, nice to meet you.
Giving us full-on bat realness.
One Cinderella found her lady Prince Charming at least.
We think it may take more than a spoonful of medicine for this image to go down, Mary Poppins.
We almost forgot about Ruby Rhod for The Fifth Element. Now we'll never forget.
The best Wolverine we've seen in these parts in some time.
Anybody looking for some Shore Leave?
Yes, Dark Phoenix, anything you say.
An ambiguous Aquaman that warms the cockles of our heart.
This is slightly too scary.
We love the gloves, man
We think this may be a Smallville reference. But really, it's just an excuse for him to walk around shirtless, right?
A little Superman in your life never hurt anyone
Is this Vagi-Con?
Ummm, yes, please!
We know we should be intimidated, but really we're just saying: "Aaaaah!"
Is this yellow bird a video game avatar we should be familiar with?
We're not quite sure what character he's promoting, but we like the attitude.
Just keep that lasso of truth to yourself, Wonder WoBear.
White Queen in the house!