2021 New York Comic Con Cosplay Gallery

After last year’s online celebration, New York Comic Con returned in person. Although pandemic restrictions require everyone who enters the indoor space to be vaccinated and wear a mask, attendees are more eager than ever to face the crowd and return to the meeting space. A year later, no one is more excited to return to the scam than the role player. Even with mask restrictions, passionate role players have found a way to incorporate them into their costumes.

The pandemic had a different effect on the role players we interviewed. As a hobby aimed at sharing and watching, some people find that the lack of meetings and gatherings consumes their inspiration, while others use their free time to reflect on their hobbies and devote themselves to their craft.

But there is one point that everyone agrees: New York Comic Con is here, and everyone is very excited to dress up as their favorite character.For many role players, NYCC is this The thing that makes them start playing cosplay-seeing people wearing creative costumes, paying tribute to their favorite characters, and having fun. A year has passed to make the heart more loving, but now they are back, ready to show off their costumes—whether it’s handmade, purchased, purchased, or any other combination—and celebrate their favorite characters.

Katie-Steampunk Adora from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

“Adora is a queer idol. I love her. In the show, she came from a very industrial and rugged place. I wanted to incorporate the steampunk style world into her costume, so I redesigned it to fit this way. I did most of the time during the isolation period. The sword is made of wood. It is carved. [The costume] It took about three months. The pandemic definitely makes me want to role-play for myself and not for others. I do this for fun and I am proud of my costumes. “

Katie’s Instagram

Ashley Davis-Bossett From Nintendo

“The pandemic has made me more receptive to role-playing anything. Because before, I was like Oh i have to play a person of my color or my size. But no—now, go to hell: I play the role I want! “

Drax & Kris — Slaughter Punk and Venom Punk

Their father: “Chris has been doing this for about five years since he was about three years old. Then it was Drax for three years. We have been at the Comic Con for a while, we just said Hey, let’s get dressed! Let’s put on some costumes and start working from there. Each mask takes about three to four months. The hardest part is the delamination of the paint. Every time you make a layer, you have to let it dry, which takes a week. “

Chris’ Instagram | Drax’s Instagram

Juni-Waves from Marvel Comics

“I’m dressed as a Wave from Marvel-the representative of the Philippines! In fact, this is my first Marvel role-play. I have been playing cosplay for about nine years, and the strange thing is that I have never been a Marvel hero. I’ve been doing anime. I’m such a villain. I entered role-playing because of Pokémon. My first cosplay was a Slowpoke. This is how it started, and then it disappeared.

All these clothes are sewn by me. Then I built everything. The wings are last night. The most difficult part is making a spandex suit. I made a lot of foam armor, so it’s no big deal for me. This may be why I avoid superheroes-because it is more like a spandex costume. ”

Juni’s Instagram

Able Tong — Disney Carousel at Disneyland

“This hat took a whole summer. It took a lot of time to piece it together. My friend called it “Paper Engineering.” I drew the rides. I designed them. There are also frames and logos. These characters mixed me. The color of the person I like and who will stand out. I designed it specifically so that I can delete characters and put in new ones when needed. The only thing I didn’t do was the mural inside, but everything else was made by myself. I don’t even think of myself as a complete role player, because it’s really just a hat!”

Albert’s Instagram

Philip Odango-Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop

“The hardest part is actually keeping the collar! I now have a thread to glue it together. I sew the whole garment from top to bottom. One of the challenges is actually trying to find the material that matches the color— This is an elastic material, which is a non-elastic material. But to get the same gloss and close to the same color, you need to shop in many stores and try to find the right material.

I started playing cosplay in 2003. I first started with Edward Scissorhands, who made the body of a pizza box with fingers and a garbage bag. Since then, I have produced more than 60 outfits. I have served as a referee in international conferences. I work with multiple business partners and sponsors. I have taught classes. By making masks for our frontline staff and working with organizations that distribute them, I have been able to contribute to my community. “

Philip’s Instagram

Betty and Jenna-Riddler and Laughing Batman from DC Comics

Jenna: “We make everyone smile with Baby Yodas! These [Robin ones] It took more than a month because we had to make the heads and cut their mouths. “

Betty: “The Riddler was actually made from an old jacket of mine.”

Jenna’s Instagram

Kat, Angie and Nelson — Maki Zenin, Nobara Kugisaki and Itadori Yuji from Jujutsu Kaisen

Kate: “I’m Maki from Jiu-Jitsu Sea Fairy. I choose her because I like her character. She has two different weapons, I just want to make them! I spent more than a week decorating the whole thing. “

Angie: “I’m Nobara Kugisaki from Jiu-Jitsu Sea Fairy. I chose her because she is also a badass. I think she is one of the better-written female anime characters. We are friends, so we decided to cosplay together! “

Nelson: “I’m Yuji Itatori… but also Saki. When he gave up halfway. All the tattoos came out at that time. I think half and half of the role-playing is really cool.”

Kate’s Instagram | Angie’s Instagram | Nelson’s Instagram

Noni-Isabel from Animal Crossing

“I usually like to make my cosplays, but I just don’t have time. Many of them are AliExpress and Amazon. I have made Princess Mononoke costumes in the past, and I actually use clay and pulp to make masks. I really want to return to the past.”

Steven-Steve of the Bruce Clue

“It may sound arrogant, but I do it because people will react. I walk towards them and I see the light in their eyes because it reminds them of their childhood. Make others happy, and I am happy too. That’s why I have been doing this for the past five years. I tried to keep updating it. I started with Blue and then added Handy Dandy notebooks. I got magenta. I got the mail and I got the post-it paw print.

Find this shirt Is the most difficult part. This is an authentic rugby shirt. You will get green shirts, but they are the wrong color. One day I was lucky and found a perfect shirt. It costs a lot of money and is heavy, but it is perfect. “

Tina and Emily-Crowley and Aziraphale in “Good Omen”

Tina: “This is a single item in my closet, or purchased separately. The only thing I do is a tattoo on my chest. The hat is the hardest to find. I want a flat, wide brim, so it looks a bit witchcraft. I don’t want to I want a standard Fedora. I want a beautiful and feminine one!”

Emily: “Finding something that can coordinate color and appearance is more difficult than you think. You keep looking at something, but once you really look for it, it’s as if you can’t find it.”

Tina’s Instagram | Emily’s Twitter

Danny-Hawkgirl from DC Comics

“I like characters with wings! She is my favorite DC character. Wings are a pulley system with about 4,000 feathers on it. It took me about 25 hours. I just finished this costume last night. I prefer cosplay because I have nothing to do and I learn how to make things by hand with all my heart.”

Danny’s Instagram with Tik Tok

Sofia-Elenka from Shining Nikki

“This is Ellenka from Shiny Nikki. I saw its art, I was like Uh, I need to do this! I have been studying it for several hours every day for two and a half months. [Cosplaying] It is such a great use of art, craftsmanship and creativity. This is my first time doing cosplay in more than two years. “

Sofia’s Instagram

Lexis-Fortune teller Shirley from the courage of a cowardly dog

“The hardest part is actually figuring out what her makeup is, because she is a dog. I want to do a more modern shot, not like a dog.”

Rachel-Crura from Crura

“Within 10 seconds of her standing on the roof of the car, I was Crura. It was amazing, fascinating and dramatic, and I liked it…so I decided to make it. I started in July, I did it last night! Except for this [front] The skirt, the others are all handmade.I started sewing [the back] Then it ran out of time and just thermally glued it. This is my first very important build, and it is also the first build I have actually completed. “

Rachel’s Instagram

Jack and Van Brown-Tanjirou and Nezuko in “Devil Slayer”

Jack: “This is a wonderful time, father and son, spend together! This box is actually designed for me, you can take him, you can also make him roll around. We plan to do Japanese anime, and it is designed for the purpose of So that you can actually get it on the plane. We made the entire box and designed it for the New York Comic Con by adding lighting.”

go through: “[The hardest part was] May get the size that suits me. I am average height-not a very small person. Definitely come up with something light enough but strong enough to let him carry me on his back. And it’s small enough, but I can still adapt. “

Jack’s Instagram

Jason Hertel-Steampunk Batman from DC Comics

“I’m Steampunk Batman. This is actually the second edition. In fact, I made a version about two years ago and won the New York Comic Con, the third place for best performance. After that, I decided Make a brand new one. I chose Batman because I love Batman. I chose steampunk because I like old things.”

Danielle-Furby from… real life

“I just think Furbies is neat! This is a puppet, so things like making it blink are the hardest part. I like making puppets-I am an animation student and I have used puppets to make movies. I I just want to be a big ol’ Furby.”

Danielle’s Instagram

Ben — Mayor of McDonald’s McCheese

“I chose Mayor McKees because it’s fun. Usually when I cosplay, it’s because I dress up as something that makes me laugh. I used to dress up as Man-Ray SpongeBob And Captain Crunch. The most difficult part is figuring out how to control my weight and keep me from dying while walking around. “

The Rivera Family-Dr. Oak, Hunter Craven and Spider Gwen from Marvel

Paula Rivera: “I have [the tentacles] On the board, basically, inside the backpack. I just pray to God that they will not fall. I use hot glue.This year [my daughter] Picked a few! We were dressing up all four days. She chose Batwoman and Spider-Gwen. These are her favorites. So we did our role play around this. “