Best NYCC 2018 Cosplay -- Marvel, Star Wars, DC, More (Day 1)
By Gajan Kulasingham, Mat Elfring | @ImMatElfring, Chastity Vicencio, and Jordan Ramée | @JMRamee on
New York Comic-Con 2018 is officially underway and the cosplay community has turned out in force. Be sure to keep checking back here to see everything we see, as we'll keep updating this gallery throughout the weekend with pictures of the cosplayers we meet.
It wouldn't be a Comic-Con without some serious comic book representation. Already, we've glimpsed a member of the Red Lantern Corps, Supergirl, The Joker, and several different version of our favorite wall-crawler (even Lego Spider-Man). One of our personal favorites is puppy Venom, which might be both the creepiest and cutest thing we've ever seen.
Anime characters are beginning to pop up as well. We've seen classic characters from older anime--like Myotismon, the villainous king of the dead in 1999's Digimon Adventure--and more modern characters from anime that's airing right now--like Fumikage Tokoyami, one of the members of Class 1-A in 2016's My Hero Academia.
Movie and video game characters make up the smallest number of cosplays we've seen so far, but we have spotted some good ones. We got to praise the sun with Dark Souls' Soltaire, see Kylo Ren meet Darth Vader, marvel as Kill Bill's The Bride strike a threatening pose, and cower in the face of both The Predator and Friday the 13th's Jason Voorhees.
We expect to see new trailers for movies and TV series at NYCC too, but quite a few have been released prior to the convention. One of our favorites is the new trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which reveals that Peter Parker, Miles Morales, and Gwen Stacy will be teaming up with SP//dr, Spider-Man Noir, and Spider-Ham in the upcoming animated movie. News of The Walking Dead's possible new direction, live-action versions of Mega Man and Lilo & Stitch, and early images of John Wick 3 and the upcoming Star Wars Mandalorian TV show have us excited as well.
New York Comic-Con 2018 runs from October 4 to October 7.