- New York Comic Con returned to the Javits Center from October 6 to 9.
- Insider attended the four-day event, which celebrates movies, TV, pop culture, and comics.
- Here are the best costumes and cosplay, from “Stranger Things” looks to creative takes on Marvel characters.
Fresh off the release of a “Hellraiser” reboot, this cosplayer dressed as a Cenobite.
Writer and director Clive Barker’s “Hellraiser,” based on the novel called “The Hellbound Heart,” was released in 1987. A reboot directed by David Bruckner debuted on Hulu on Friday.
This fan took inspiration from Klaus Hargreeves’ 1960s look on season two of Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy.”
This NYCC attendee dressed as Lego Batgirl.
Rosario Dawson voiced Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in the 2017 film “The Lego Batman Movie.”
This cosplayer’s Miss Gotham costume took three weeks to create.
Cosplayer @Kailcarps, who’s a big fan of villains, told Insider the costume was her take on how Joker would look if he entered a beauty pageant. The bazooka cost $100 and the bedazzling of the costume took the longest amount of time.
A Joker fan put a punk rock spin on the iconic DC comics villain.
The cosplayer sported a striped green-and-black mohawk, heavy black eye makeup, black nail polish, and mismatched shoes.
Fellow DC comics villains The Riddler and Mr. Freeze also made appearances.
Both of Batman’s foes appeared on the Fox TV show “Gotham,” which ran for five seasons between 2014 and 2019.
Another Batman enemy, Two-Face, was seen making the rounds at NYCC.
Harvey Dent/Two-Face has been portrayed by various actors, from Tommy Lee Jones in “Batman Forever” to Aaron Eckhart in “The Dark Knight.”
Supervillain Lex Luthor looked ready to fight Superman.
Actors like Jesse Eisenberg, Jon Cryer, and Gene Hackman have all portrayed the character in live-action DC comics projects.
This fan nailed their cosplay of an evil version of Bruce Wayne/Batman known as The Batman Who Laughs.
The character, who’s a hybrid of Batman and the Joker, appeared in the comics as part of the dark multiverse.
This cosplayer dressed as Marvel antagonist Proxima Midnight.
The character, a servant of the villain named Thanos, was played by actress Carrie Coon in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Symbiotes took over these versions of X-Men characters Cyclops and Wolverine.
James Marsden and Hugh Jackman are known for their portrayals of Scott Summers/Cyclops and Logan/Wolverine, respectively, in the live-action “X-Men” films.
Classic Spider-Man foe Doc Ock brought his electronic tentacles to NYCC.
The character was famously brought to life by actor Alfred Molina in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 2.” Molina reprised the role for “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” released in December 2021.
This cosplayer was inspired by Tom Holland’s version of the Marvel web-slinger, seen in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
The fan even fashioned their own version of Doctor Strange’s magic cube that had the power to send the villains back to their universes in the movie.
A clever fan took a jester-inspired approach to Spider-Man.
They posed with a skull of Uncle Ben, Peter Parker’s relative who was killed.
This cosplayer cast spells as Doctor Strange.
Their costume included Doctor Strange’s multiple arms and an eye-catching portal.
Marvel’s Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch is always a popular costume at NYCC.
Wanda (played by Elizabeth Olsen) took a dark turn in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” in her desperate attempt to be reunited with her sons, Billy and Tommy.
Peggy Carter/Captain Carter cosplayers recreated the famous Spider-Man Pointing at Spider-Man meme when they ran into each other.
Actress Hayley Atwell had a cameo as an Agent Carter variant known as Captain Carter in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”
A cosplayer dressed as Fantastic Four member The Thing was ready for clobberin’ time.
Marvel is currently developing a “Fantastic Four” reboot helmed by director Matt Shakman and set for release on November 8, 2024.
Black Panther and Deadpool, also known as Panther Pool, seems like an unstoppable Marvel duo.
A “Black Panther” sequel, titled “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” is set for release on November 11.
This cosplayer combined their love for Pikachu and Deadpool into one creative costume.
Cosplayer @Powertripcosplay told Insider that the custom-made costume cost $1,500 and took four months to create.
This cosplayer ingeniously combined Deadpool with the uniform for the “Stranger Things” ice cream shop Scoops Ahoy.
“Stranger Things” character Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) bonded with Robin Buckley (Maya Hawke) while working at Scoops Ahoy during season three of the show.
This version of Deadpool rocked a floral shirt, an “I Love NY” top, a lei, and a unicorn floatie.
Ryan Reynolds has portrayed the Marvel anti-hero in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “Deadpool,” and “Deadpool 2.” He’ll reprise his role for an upcoming third movie costarring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
This NYCC attendee looked prepared to recreate “Stranger Things” character Eddie Munson’s epic performance of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets.”
Eddie Munson, played by actor Joseph Quinn, quickly became a fan-favorite character when he joined the show in season four.
Speaking of “Stranger Things,” this fan popped up as a Demogorgon in a black-and-red ballgown.
The monsters have been a threat in Hawkins, Indiana, since the first season of “Strange Things.”
This Wolverine cosplayer is giving Hugh Jackman some competition.
Jackman was last seen as the Marvel character in the 2017 movie “Logan.” He’ll return in “Deadpool 3.”
This fan paid tribute to “Ghostbusters” and “Super Mario Bros.” with a costume called BooBuster Luigi.
Cosplayer @Ectobuggy said that the custom-made outfit cost $200-300 and evolved over time, with the proton pack created six years ago and the jumpsuit created this year.
With Halloween approaching, it made sense that a Jack Skellington cosplayer would show up to NYCC.
Jack Skellington was the main character of Tim Burton’s classic 1993 film “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
These cosplayers channeled their inner Ghostface and Casey Becker from “Scream.”
Casey was played by Drew Barrymore in Wes Craven’s 1996 slasher film.
This fan completely transformed into “Addams Family” member Cousin It.
Netflix is releasing an “Addams Family” spin-off show called “Wednesday” starring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, on November 23.
This NYCC attendee dazzled in a purple costume inspired by the “League of Legends” character Ahri.
The character is known for its nine fox tails.
This Lady Dimitrescu cosplayer towered over everyone and was impossible to miss.
Video game fans will recognize the character from “Resident Evil Village.”
This version of “The Walking Dead” character Negan was ready for the holiday season.
The cosplayer was seen with the character’s signature bat, plus a bloody Santa hat and Baby Yoda with antlers.