For the first time during the pandemic era, a major Comic Con was held in person, and where there’s a Comic Con, there’s a cosplayer waiting for a chance to display their impressive handmade looks. Mask mandates and vaccination requirements didn’t stop fans from strutting their stuff around the showroom of the Javits Center at New York Comic Con 2021. Den of Geek was on the floor, bringing you on-the-ground coverage and our print magazine featuring an exclusive Dune cover story and the NYCC show guide. One of the more enjoyable parts of the convention for us, beyond spending way too much time browsing which comics to purchase, was seeing all the creative cosplay.
Here are some of the best cosplays we saw each day of the convention!
The first day of the convention featured some Marvel-ous cosplay, including a life-sized LEGO figure of Carnage, fresh off the character’s breakthrough into mainstream media in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. A recreation of the villain Taskmaster, featured in Black Widow this past summer, was also at the Con. DC Comics were well represented, with popular female characters such as Wonder Woman, Starfire, and Raven being featured. A couple dressed as Jawas from the original Star Wars stole the show, while one man dressed as Sokka from Avatar: The Last Airbender disguised as a Kyoshi Warrior dressed to impress.
Day 2 was highlighted by an impressively armored costume of Aries, one of Wonder Woman’s arch-nemeses in DC Comics. Other DC villains were there as well, such as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. Some of Marvel’s greatest heroes were additionally present, including Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, and Thor during his Big Lebowski-esc appearance from Avengers: Endgame. Finally, iconic super-fast hedgehog Sonic stopped by, a Royal Guard from Return of the Jedi and the iconic Predator from the film series of the same name.
Source: Den of Geek