Some cosplayers spend years putting together an outfit, working steadily to bring a deeply personal vision to life. Others watch for weird stuff on Twitter and then work like crazy to turn it into a costume worthy of a convention floor within days.
New York Comic Con sees a lot of classic cosplays, from hometown hero Spider-Man and other Avengers to beloved video game characters and the occasional killer clown. But the floor at the Javits Center also tends to look a bit like a Twitter trending topic list or subreddit come to life, with plenty of cosplays based on the most recent trailers, memes, jokes, and other inside ephemera. Such was the case on Friday, when fans at NYCC brought a solid array of timely and inventive costumes that would have made no sense even just a few months ago at San Diego Comic-Con.
Leading the way was Bowsette, a character conceived by a few Nintendo fans — and then quickly perverted by many others — just a few weeks ago. Also of note was Spider-Ham, the porkish hero voiced by John Mulaney in the upcoming film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and unveiled in the film's latest trailer.
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