Halloween may still be a few weeks away, but if you were anywhere in the vicinity of New York’s Javits Convention Center this weekend, you’d be forgiven for thinking it came early. With the annual return of the New York Comic Con, midtown Manhattan’s west side was swamped with comic book, sci-fi, and fantasy fans — over 100,000 of them over the course of the event’s four-day run. Among those multitudes was a significant contingent proudly decked out in costume, representing characters from just about every genre, medium, and realm imaginable.
The amount of time and effort spent on outfits varied greatly, but there were many that stood out — whether it was for attention to detail, commitment to character, or just representing that perfect pop-cultural touchstone that we all wish we had thought of first. The best of the best earned themselves a place in our exclusive NYCC 2012 photo gallery. And hey, Halloween really is still a few weeks away, so if you’re looking for inspiration, look no further.
It may not have been the most elaborate costume, but dressing up as the Greendale College Human Being from Community was a stroke of simple genius.