It's All About the Cosplay
You could skip every panel and exhibition at NYCC and still be utterly entertained, thanks to the thousands of attendees who show up decked out in elaborate homemade homages to their favorite characters. This year's most popular costumes: Queen Elsa from Frozen, the Winter Soldier from Captain America, many varietals of Doctor Who and his TARDIS, and oh so many Jokers and Harley Quinns. There were also some impressively elaborate Groots from Guardians of the Galaxy, motley assemblages of Game of Thrones characters, and legions of Attack on Titan Survey Corps. Then there was the bizarre: a whole parade of Deadpools, life-size Lego Avengers, a two-headed, hooded monster with giant white hands for feet — and, most mystifying of all, a guy whose face was made out of puppies. That's right, puppies.