Photos of the best cosplay from New York Comic Con 2018

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERFans came out in some excellent and elaborate looks.

New York Comic Con is back for its 13th year in New York City and fans are dressing up in style for the annual event.

From October 4-7, INSIDER was told over 220,000 people are expected to make their way to the Javits Center for the annual event which celebrates movies, television, pop culture, and, of course, comics.

From costumed heroes to scary villains and clever out-of-the-box cosplay, keep reading to see what costumes dominated the con this year.

See any awesome cosplay? Send it my way: [email protected]


We had to do a double take at the sight of this Zola from Netflix’s “Glow.”

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERJulia dressed up as Brie’s wrestling character from the Netflix series.

Julia Hakim bears a striking resemblance to Alison Brie here.


You can’t have Comic Con without a few heroes. Nick Fox ordered his Captain America cosplay from Pakistan.

Katie Warren/Business InsiderThe company claims to make the costume exactly how it was seen in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger.’

The cosplay cost about $US900. You can read more about his cosplay here.


This Ant-Man came with his own Ant-thony.

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERAnt-Man was seen at Comic-Con Saturday.

Ant-Man returned in his own sequel this summer. The only person missing was The Wasp.


Who needs Tony Stark when you have an Iron Lady?

Hollis Johnson/INSIDERThe suit resembled the look from the first ‘Iron Man.’

This female version of Iron Man was seen Friday.


Others are already prepping for next year’s “Captain Marvel” movie.

Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for New York Comic Con)The onscreen Captain Marvel may look a little different when you see her in theatres.

Brie Larson will play the Marvel superhero in next February’s movie. You can watch the trailer here.


Doctor Strange was out in full force.

Noam Galai/Getty Images for New York Comic ConHis outfit was the real deal.

He looked like he stepped out of “Avengers: Infinity War.”


Ronald McThor was back this year and he brought a friend dressed as Burger King Loki.

Courtesy Sam AcunaMcThor cut long locks short to match Thor’s latest look in ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’

Ronald McThor has been a staple of New York Comic Con the past few years. We can’t wait to see the next hero that’s added to the group.


They all better watch out for Lady Thanos.

We love this twist on Josh Brolin’s “Avengers: Infinity War” character.


You don’t always see “X-Men” at Comic Con, but the Professor X and Beast were roaming the Con in style.

Hollis Johnson/INSIDERA hurt leg doesn’t have to stop you from cosplaying.

Gender-bender costumes were very popular. You don’t need a male Charles Xavier to sit in his chair.


They must have just missed Angel and Rogue.

Noam Galai/Getty Images for New York Comic ConThe two are also ‘X-Men’ characters.

Con-goers had to watch where they were walking so they didn’t bump into his wings.


As I ran into an X-Men Sentinel, other characters joined the fray.

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERWolverine and Rogue stepped in for a cameo as Quicksilver snapped a photo off to the side.

Sentinels are usually tens of feet tall. And if you look at this one, there are tiny X-Men figurines all over him.


The Guardians of the Galaxy were also on display.

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERStar-Lord, Groot, Gamora, and, of course, Yondu, rocking his ‘GotG Vol. 2’ look, posed with fans.

The group just reunited on screen in “Avengers: Infinity War,” sans Yondu.


Joker Batman looked a lot like Heath Ledger.

Noam Galai/Getty Images for New York Comic ConWe loved the spray painted green and purple Batman suit to resemble the Joker’s colours.

Jean Markus cosplays often as different Jokers. You can see more of his work here.


He wasn’t the only Joker making his way through the Con.

Hollis Johnson/INSIDERThe Joker was looking pretty snazzy.

Joker – and his many incarnations – are a popular look every year, but we loved this take on his main squeeze, Harley Quinn.


The Red Hood and Deadshot weren’t far behind.

Hollis Johnson/INSIDERThe two were also spotted at Comic Con Friday afternoon.

The Red Hood is former Batman sidekick Jason Todd in the comics. Deadshot becomes part of the Suicide Squad.


This Arnim Zola cosplay had a working screen in its center.

Katie Warren/Business InsiderAaron Thompson referred to his costume as a sculpture.

Thompson has been working on his costume since the summer. The entire thing cost him about $US300 to make.


It’s not every day you see Chappie cosplay.

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERChappie was seen at NYCC on Friday afternoon.

Chappie is from the 2015 movie of the same name by director Neil Blomkamp.


Venom was very popular with the Tom Hardy movie out.

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERIt’s Venom vs Venom.

And people came up with very creative looks and interpretations of the characters.


We weren’t expecting to see a Lego version of Venom.

Hollis Johnson/INSIDEREveryone wanted to be a part of the Spidey universe.

These two were seen Friday at Comic Con.


Lego versions of Marvel characters were very popular.

Noam Galai/Getty Images for New York Comic ConYes, there’s a person in there.

We love this Spider-Man.


LEGO Spidey had some tough competition on Saturday.

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDEREat your heart out, Hulkbuster.

Spider-Man had a serious upgrade.


We think Iron Spider could take them all on.

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERIron Spider was spotted at NYCC on Saturday.

The Iron Spider armour was featured in “Avengers: Infinity War.”


Venom comic-book villain Carnage also became a popular costume for adults…

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERThis Carnage was out for blood with a gang of symbiotes. Notice he’s holding Spider-Man’s head.

You couldn’t get close to this massive cosplay of Carnage Friday afternoon. The crowds swarmed him.


…and kids alike.

Katie Warren/Business InsiderThere were Spidey shoes to match.

Cristian Tirado cosplayed as the Marvel villain alongside his dad who was Eddie Brock before he becomes Venom. The entire costume cost about $US300 and took about three months to build.


Barbie Chula said she spent about $US1,000 on her Predator cosplay.

Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for New York Comic ConChula made everything herself.

She worked on it for five months with items from craft stores. You can read more about it here.


You can’t have a female predator without a male version from the movie.

Hollis Johnson/INSIDERYou’re definitely going to get a few looks when you’re walking around as an alien creature.

You’ll often see a few Predators roaming around, but it was extra popular with a new movie out this fall.


Nothing like a little group selfie with the “X-Force.”

KIrsten Acuna/INSIDERThe Shatterstar cosplayer even had yellow contacts.

The Juggernaut and Shatterstar posed with X-Force leader, Deadpool.


Hela from “Thor: Ragnarok” and Kratos from “God of War” roamed the floor together.

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERCaleb Huff as Kratos and Michelle Ford as Hela.

Foard said that one is the Goddess of War and the other is the Goddess of Death so it definitely made sense to see the video game character and Marvel villain together.


Who says Cinderella and her prince can’t hang out with Lady Loki?

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERPrince Charming, Cinderella, and Lady Loki.

Chris Klein and Harley Nox dressed as the prince and Disney princess. Jen Biro dressed as an excellent Lady Loki.


Harley Nox was back Saturday as Steampunk Belle.

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERThis Belle didn’t need a book.

We’d love to see every Disney princess imagined in this style.


This Belle and her Beast were showstoppers.

The two were cosplaying from the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” movie.


Everyone wanted to pose with this man dressed as Jim Carrey’s character from “The Mask.”

Hollis Johnson/INSIDER‘The Mask’ cosplay was spotted Friday at NYCC. Smokin’.

The character is from the 1994 movie.


This larger-than-life Pikachu made everyone’s day on Saturday.

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERPikachu brought smiles to a lot of faces on Saturday.

The cosplayer gave hugs out, danced, and even got in a lightsaber duel with a Kylo Ren.


Have you ever seen a better Rita Repulsa from “Power Rangers”?

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERSarah Diaz even had the voice down.

Sarah Diaz built her entire outfit and the staff to match. It was very impressive.


These two members of Survey Corps spent about a week creating their gear.

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERThey had all of the gear to match.

The two cosplayed as characters from the popular anime series “Attack on Titan.”


We were impressed by how creative people were this year. This person didn’t just come as the main character from “Rick and Morty.”

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERWubba lubba dub dub.

He came in Rick’s entire spaceship and fans crowded around to get photos on Thursday.


Yes, there is a person inside this Dalek.

Hollis Johnson/INSIDERExplain!

When he spoke he sounded like the actual “Doctor Who” character. It’s one of the coolest cosplays we’ve seen all weekend.


One of our favourites from last year was back with his own take on “Star Wars.”

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERAriel Krupnik stood still as photographers captured him at the Javits Center on Friday afternoon.

You may not recognise Ariel Krupnik, but he had everyone talking at NYCC last year when he arrived dressed as the Javits Center. This year, he continued his original cosplay designs by being a Rey doll on display.

You can see some more of his cosplay here @RethinkCosplay.


Thomas DePetrillo came back with his sixth Bumblebee build this year and he towered over everyone Saturday.

Shirley Cheng/INSIDERCrowds followed Bumblebee where ever he went.

DePetrillo, of Extreme Costumes, worked on his sixth Bumblebee cosplay for three months with one other person. INSIDER will have a closer look at his cosplay.


Liz and her boyfriend did a “Bob’s Burger” cosplay this year.

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERLiz’s boyfriend is inside that giant Kuchi Kopi.

Liz said it took two weeks worth of time to build the “Bob’s Burger” character. She spoke to him through a walkie-talkie. We’ve had Liz and Pat in our slideshow before for other creative looks like this memorable one from last year.

You can follow her cosplay adventures here @nightmarefortwo.


This guy was actually walking around as a packaged Malibu Ken doll.

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERWe were told to refer to him by ‘Chris Brown.’

He was able to walk around Comic Con and down escalators as long as he went very carefully.


This family went to extraordinary lengths for its “He-Man” cosplay.

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERSkeletor approves of this family outing.

He-Man’s Battle Cat was carrying around a small child.


Why buy Funko Pop figurines when you can be them?

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDERThe back of the box showed both of the dolls.

Danny and Courtney made themselves into fun “New York Comic Con exclusive” versions of the popular toys. There was artwork on the back to match the packaging right down to every detail.


This cosplayer walked on stilts to bring “Rogue One” favourite, K-2SO, to life.

K-2SO was seen on Saturday at New York Comic Con.


Who would have thought to dress up as zombie Bill Mays?

Hollis Johnson/INSIDERAnything you can think of can be cosplay if done correctly.

We were impressed he was actually carrying around Oxi-Clean.


Some of the most fun cosplays are just the ideas you wouldn’t think to dress up as, including “Austin Powers.”

Hollis Johnson/INSIDERGroovy baby.

Dr. Evil, Mini-Me, and Austin Powers dancing away on Friday.


The “Hocus Pocus” gang was all ready for Halloween.

Hollis Johnson/INSIDERThey looked like they stepped out of the movie.

Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler, and Sarah Jessica Parker play the original trio in the 1993 movie.


The ’90s were a popular theme with this duo from “Mars Attacks.”

The quirky Tim Burton sci-fi comedy features Jack Nicholson and Glenn Close as martians invade the White House and Earth.


“America’s Got Talent” stars Alex and Alena were apparently walking around promoting their laser show.

Hollis Johnson/INSIDERComic Con is a pretty good place to blend in.

The two do laser and light shows for parties. We wished they did a demo at Comic Con.


You rarely see a Digimon cosplay of Myotismon.

Katie Warren/Business InsiderAndres Delanuez cosplays professionally.
Andres Delanuez came all the way from the Dominican Republic to attend New York Comic Con. His handmade cosplay cost about $US500.


This “Metroid” cosplay can only be seen from the side.

Spencer Alben/INSIDERDan Cattell looks like himself from the front.

You can see more of Cattell’s cosplay here.


We’ll continue adding to this as the weekend continues.

Hollis Johnson/INSIDERThis was the most unique take we’ve seen on Superman at the Con.

See any great cosplay? Let me know! Send me a photo: [email protected]

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