We’re still winding down from New York Comic Con. It was a complete and total blast. The photos from the event are a gift that keeps on giving. We’ve seen tons of great pics people have been sharing on Instagram, and we’ve shared a lot of photos we took in our own online gallery.
This year at Comic Con, we sponsored the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay. It was a massive event, and we were blown away by the creativity of the entrants. It was a real pleasure meeting the contestants and hearing the stories. The actual live event was streamed on Twitch and sported some notable celebrity judges in the world of cosplay: Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars; Hondo Falco, well-known Mandalorian armor maker; and Ivy Doomkitty, noted cosplayer and Frank Cho model.
So, who the heck won? We wanted to share our own gallery of the winners to show you just how creative some of this cosplay was. In the really broad feel-good sense, we’re all winners because it was all amazing cosplay and it resulted in lots of great photos.
1. Julian Keller, General Zod
2. Omarr Perez, Groot
3. Elendriel Alastair, Ronan
1. Adrián Alberto Santiago Aroche, Skull Kid
2. Ruby Taki, Metal Gear REX
3. Kevin Vanderbeck, Protoman
Movies & Television
1. JC Fett, JC Fett
2. Aleta Pardalis, Steampunk Rowena Ravenclaw
3. Jessica Tori Miller, Queen Amidala
Anime, Manga, Fantasy Category
1. Michael Wong, Dragon Rider
2. Jacqueline Noël Manuel, D
3. Patricia Villate, Touka Kirishima
Congratulations to all of the entrants — especially the Best in Show (winners of each category). Huge, huge thanks to all of the contestants for taking time to pose for us during a very busy day of competition. We loved it!
Did we take your picture elsewhere during Comic Con? If so, grab a copy of your photo(s) from our NYCC Cosplay photos gallery.