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The spectacular cosplay of New York Comic Con 2018

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If you’ve been heavy into your cosplay this year, you no doubt breathed a sigh of relief when last weekend came to an end. On the local side, cosplayers around the country had a gauntlet of events to prepare for. ICON, Comic Con Africa and rAge 2018 were just a few of the events on the costuming calendar, with plenty of other conventions dotted around the year.

Internationally, the conventions that wouldn’t bat an eyelid were even more numerous. From the San Diego Comic Con through to Dragon Con, cosplayers around the globe were racing to finish outfits and strut their stuff. Barring the upcoming BlizzCon in November, the year is pretty much wrapped up for the costume community.

Countless weekends spent sewing and stitching, pouring over reference material and stressing over a certain part not being right…it takes a toll on you, ya know? Personally, I like to think of the New York Comic Con as the final big event of the year. The Survivor Series of the cosplay calendar, New York Comic Con is a final push at greatness that draws in cosplayers from all manner of disciplines to shine bright on the stage and make new memories.

This year’s cosplay was especially good, yet again. Here’s a humorous look at it, from D Piddy:

If you’re looking for something more technical, former Mythbuster Adam Savage’s exhaustingly detailed ACES spacesuit is a masterpiece of engineering and design. Also, I am properly jealous of the air-cooled vest he has for that suit:

As crazy as this year has been…I’m already working on my 2019 costumes. It’s an addiction man, one I can’t stop myself from engaging in! What does next year hold for Critical Hit’s resident cosplayers? I’m sure Noelle and Tracy will whip something amazing up, while I work on creating the perfect Spider-Punk battle jacket for one of my costumes. Yes, that’s right, I’m switching comic book brands for a year, solely for the fact that I’m desperate to have one costume that allows me to sit down in it.

Although the moose-knuckle aspect of that suit might be horrifying. I’ll see your horrified gazes, at next year’s cons!

Last Updated: October 12, 2018


  1. While maybe I should just be happy for the people enjoying their time dressing up as characters I can’t help but cringe and feel embarrassed. From the really poorly done costume to the really well done, even the attractive girl in the skimpy fighting outfit thingy. I did enjoy dressing up for Halloween in my 20’s and going out. But the cosplay scene takes it to the next level to where it’s just weird.

    I used to think of cosplay as an art because I would see a lot of talented people crafting some very impressive costumes of their favorite characters, I thought it was really cool.

    However, nowadays most of it is not impressive to me. People don’t make the costumes really anymore, they just order it online, wear it, and get 1,000 likes on Facebook. I’m sorry, but thats not impressive, it’s something almost anyone can do which brings me to my next point.

    I am so sick of women wearing pikachu ears in a yellow bikini and calling it “cosplay.” Those people don’t care about your talent or creativity, it’s just sex appeal. Basically all you have to do is be hot and can put on whatever you want and it’s “good” cosplay.


    • The D

      October 15, 2018 at 07:11

      Really? I follow plenty of cosplayers, and there’s definitely a tier of them who make astounding stuff. Just look at Kinpatsu cosplay as an example.

      Maybe you’re also thinking of this in competitive terms, on which I’d kind of agree with you. People rocking up to events, with paid-for costumes and then attempting to scoop top honours ain’t cool.

      But if you look beyond that, it’s not so bad. So what if people walk around in a costume that cost them some cash? Not everyone has the time or skill to enjoy this hobby, and having a bought costume doesn’t make you less of a cosplayer.

      Same for skimpy costumes, as they’re just an intepretation of an idea. Sure, you get the models who use sex appeal to sell their own personal brand, but it genuinely doesn’t bother me.

      After all, you’re there to express your love for a character. You do you and all that. Or basically, not all cosplayers are there for a quick grab at adulation and awards.


      • #1 Sword Art Online Fan

        October 15, 2018 at 07:28

        What’s the point of paid-for costumes? There’s nothing creative about them. Anyone can use a credit card. I’m also just tired of cosplay. It’s gotten really lame.


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