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NYCC 2013 Photo Parade: Bring On the Cosplayers!

If there's one thing New York Comic Con has become known for, it's the amazing variety and creativity shown by its costumed attendees. This year's batch of enthusiastic cosplayers raised the bar once again, and with CBR big wig Jonah Weiland enjoying a post-Con getaway in a far-off exotic land, Senior Editor Stephen Gerding has stepped in to comment on photographer Sheheryar Shahid's look back at the show.

that will never happenImpressive V for Vendetta cosplayI have no idea,

but I find it genuinely frighteningIt's not a Comic Con without a crew

of Ghostbusters!Perhaps the bloodiest Kitana cosplay I've ever seenI'm familiar with Blue, Black and Green Beetles,

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but Yellow is a new one on meSuper Best Friends!The cutest li'l Red Lantern Mera

you'll ever seeNot only do I not know what this is (Ravage?),

I have no idea how it workedEveryone loves a good Dr. Girlfriend cosplayBloody and dangerous. Seriously, how many false

alarms did the Transit Police field last weekend?Classic Harley Quinn is always a crowd pleaserWhoda thunk Power Rangers would be popular

for over twenty years?Cad Bane cosplay - how do

people make these masks?The variety of zombies throughout the weekend

was definitely impressiveSteampunk-ish Harley and a friendNew 52 Wonder Woman - Azzarello and Chiang

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would likely approveSpidey's not really taking Doc Ock seriously...New 52 Harley was another popular cosplay choiceThe family that Hulks together

stays togetherAll this outfit was missing was a giant Slim Jim!Well, this could change the traditional

Brainaic/Lex Luthor dynamicSomehow, seeing a Heath Ledger Joker smiling

makes him even scarierA female Thor strikes a poseSharknado hits NYCDueling Clarks!How could we NOT include a "Point Break" cosplay?A beautiful and dangerous coupleThis is either a Día de Muertos outfit, or

a Bedazzled Joker. Either way, I dig it.Probably the least funny Deadpool cosplay

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all weekendLadies Love Cool VaderMost adorable Edward Scissorhands I've ever seenImpressive Stryfe and swashbuckling NightcrawlerPower Girl continuesWeeping Angels dotted the NYCC

landscape all weekend longWicked!For the life of me, I can't

figure out how Mysterio could see out

of his helmetFamily portrait timeThis guy more than pulls off KratosYaya Han rocks a Phoenix costumeBlack Cat continues to be a popular cosplay subjectThis is the first time I've seen J. Scott Campbell's

Mary Jane at a conventionBane looks like he's ready

to bring down the Dark KnightThis Gollum probably scared more kids than

the zombies shuffling around......though zombie Mario might give him a run

for his PreciousIs this Frank Miller's next project?

Tags: cosplay, photo parade, nycc2013

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