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Cosplay takes center stage at New York Comic Con 2017

New Yorkers love an excuse to dress up, and Comic Con is no exception. Check out the best costumes I saw this annual convention at the Javitz Center.

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Smurfette poses for a photo outside the entrance to New York Comic Con.

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The closer I got to the Javitz Center, the more costumes I saw. This fellow said he was dressed as DJ Marshmallow.

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Just a typical day in NYC.

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Just crossing the street here, don't worry about IT.

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Alex from "A Clockwork Orange".

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A Greyworm from "Game of Thrones" helps his friend with her Madeline Prior costume before they make their entrance.

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Princess Bubblegum is geared up to go inside.

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In my favorite shot of the day, Zoom poses with Green Arrow.

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You're gonna have to go through a metal detector.

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I wonder what they do if your whole costume is metal armor.

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Aw, he's making a heart with his hands.

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The crowd is into it. Even before you go into the actual convention, everyone is getting selfies with everyone else.

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This guy made an original costume he calls "Blue Galaxy Knight."

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This is Vegeta from "Dragonball Z".

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This guy put on a Deadpool mask under his Left Shark costume. You know, from the Super Bowl halftime show a few years ago.

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Just a couple of Wonder Women.

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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, always a favorite.

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Another impressive costume.

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Watch out, princess.

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So yeah, "Game of Thrones" is hot right now.

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This might have been my favorite one: Man-Thing.

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And this Joker too.

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They all wanted pictures of his costume.

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This ice queen was not taking questions.

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These people are doing something from Final Fantasy 7. That's all I could make out from behind the rad cardboard masks.

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This is Demona from "Gargoyles".

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This is Jack Skellington from "The Nightmare Before Christmas".

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Boris the Wolf and Sammy Lawrence from Bendy and the Ink Machine. They want you to know: They are not together, they just look good together.

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Medieval Times sent some of their most enthusiastic characters to represent the franchise.

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I'm guessing this guy is something Marvel-related.

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This is Owl from "Megg, Mogg, and Owl", a comic strip.

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Captain America and Dark Phoenix, who was sporting some pretty creepy contact lenses.

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Harley Quinn, a popular costume with the ladies.

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Cyberman and Dalek, from "Doctor Who".

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Shy Guys from Mario.

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Attendees were offered green screen photos (presumably with the background of their choice) in this photo booth.

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This child-sized costumed person was freaking everyone out. I'm guessing they were hired by the same "Saw" promotion team that was pushing postcards.

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Magneto got past the metal detectors.

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Adult Swim's "Aqua Teen Hunger Force".

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And here's D.Va from Overwatch.

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And this is Green Arrow.

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The Imperial Royal Guard, et al.

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It's a "Dragonball Z" sort of family.

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Lady Loki and friend.

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Star Wars characters are all over the place.

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I'm really not into watching torture so no, I don't want a postcard advertising the new "Saw" movie.

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Meet Kratos from God of War.

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The Night King was pretty much cleaning up in the "can I get a selfie with you" department.

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This is Spring Man from a game called Arms.

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This is in reference to Donkey Kong, a classic video game.

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These circus performers were on their break when I asked about their costumes, but they did a stunt for my picture anyway. Thanks!

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This group of friends is representing Team Kirby from the game Overwatch.

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Random Jedi Knights here and there.

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This is a "Hipster Leloo" from "The Fifth Element" and yet another Harley Quinn.

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This is Sherry Cromwell from "A Certain Magical Index".

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This is a lot of Power Rangers.

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Here you've got Gwen Pool, Deadpool and Luigi Pool. BFF.

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Mira, Aqualad and Aquaman.

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This guy's schtick is that he's a Schick Razor. Yeah, they had a razor ad booth at Comic Con.

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Ghost Rider and Gants.

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Linguine from "Ratatouille" and Jessie from "Toy Story 2".

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Adularia here is a character from this woman's adventures in Dungeons and Dragons.

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More Tim Burton: "The Nightmare Before Christmas".

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Spider-Man and Silk.

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I was pretty sure this was a paid model and I was correct. Commissioned costume courtesy of Black Powdered Earth's booth. She's portraying a woman from a video game called Metal Gear Solid.

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Some booths had hired models to portray characters for people to take pictures of. I hope she's having fun.

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Conan the Barbarian had an accent and everything.

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I'm pretty sure this is just a random dinosaur.

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Star Wars characters are everywhere.

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