You’ve poured your blood, sweat and tears into it – not to mention your precision needlework and a bit of hot glue – and it’s all about to pay off. The NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay is your ultimate chance to show off your handy work in front of thousands of like-minded Fans.
Imagine standing out on the Main Stage as Captain America, with your entire Avengers ensemble at your side, including a massive to-scale Hulk. Or saving all of Beach City, or at least the NYCC audience, dressed as all of the Crystal Gems – AND STEVEN! in your spot-on Steven Universe Cosplays. Or getting all the laughs, and all the tacos, performing as a Deadpool flash mob – because we haven’t seen nearly enough of those. Seriously.
The NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay, presented by Autodesk®, returned Saturday, October 8, 2016 to the Big Apple as the largest and most prestigious costume contest on the East Coast. This was the 10th stop in ReedPOP’s 2016 Global Championships of Cosplay. Competitors battled for over $5,000 in prizes, and to qualify for the final round of the 2017 C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago, the final stop in the Global Championships of Cosplay.
Thanks to the incredibly talented cosplayers and craftsman who entered the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay in 2016. Here are some snapshots of their jaw dropping costumes.