From spandex and face-paint to absurdly large anime weapons, New York City’s cosplayers converged on this year’s Comic Con. DC was celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary amid a great many staples of the Dark Knight’s rogues gallery, not to mention cosplay mainstays, like Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. Classics like Wonder Woman, the X-Men and Doctor Who represented in vast arrays of variations. But some new trends reared their heads as well, from waves of John Constantines, Star-Lords and Groots to the many Attack on Titan characters. Plus, roving packs of Deadpools.
As always, the only thing more impressive than the level of imagination on display was the ingenuity that brought it all to life. Here’s a look at some of the best costumes of the convention.