New York Comic Con is a lot of things -- a chance for fans to mingle, an opportunity to meet and greet our favorite stars and creators, and a really easy way to blow hundreds of dollars on impulse merch purchases. But any con is, above all else, about one thing: a metric ton of compelling, creative and sometimes downright hilarious cosplay.
And boy howdy, do we have the gallery for you. Check out or look at the best stuff we saw from Day 1 of New York Comic Con 2016 -- over 70 photos, and this is really just a fraction of the amazing freakery (and I mean that entirely as a compliment) that wandered the halls of the Jacob Javits Center as NYCC kicked off its festivities. Which one's your favorite?
All photos by AM Photography