9) The Invisible Man
The only Universal monster to share his name with a Lush song, the Invisible Man was quite noticeable at NYCC due to this screen-quality costume. We can see you, and we're loving it!
Mysterio's costume remains a 1960s fever dream of wackiness. So to see it rendered in reality is jaw-droppingly cool. Let's hope that the Marvel Universe Live folks opt to keep this look as opposed to replacing it with a modern/edgier (i.e. lamer) design.
In the aftermath of Star Trek Into Darkness, it was nice to see a cosplayer emulating Montalban vintage Khan as opposed to Cumberbatch.
6) Harley Quinn
A tip for those of you seeking to dress up as perennial con favorite Harley Quinn: what will set you apart from your peers will be your commitment to carrying around a huge hammer prop for the duration of the show.
5) Bob Belcher
Anyone can throw on an apron and fake mustache, so what separates the wheat from the chaff in the world of Bob's Burgers cosplay is how good the puns on your burger board are.
Even without a rocket-firing fist, this roughly 9-feet-tall cosplay take on Mazinga (also known as Transor Z and Mazinger Z) was an unexpected treat for anime fanatics at NYCC. What's next, a cosplayer dressed as the Space Battleship Yamato? Man, I hope so.
3) Shredder (With Decapitated Turtle Heads)
In which Shredder gets revenge against his pizza-devouring foes, and kids who encounter him get nightmares for weeks.
2) Texting Skeletor
What is Skeletor doing here?
A) Texting Evil-Lyn to request that she bring home some more Shittens from the store.
B) Voting for his favorite contestant on The Voice.
C) Frantically trying to order a Strobo from MattyCollector.com
D) All of the above.
1) Bad Robot
Not since the glory days of Twinkie the Kid have we had a company mascot as lovable as Bad Robot. The mischievous face of J.J. Abrams' production hub, the Bad Robot hit the comic con floor in a stunning costume that came complete with a massive Slusho - the official drink of the Abramsverse. (Take that, NYC s beverage ban). After I complimented the person behind the suit, he told me he was a big Topless Robot fan. To which I say no, good sir, it is we who are your fans. Congratulations, Bad Robot, you've won NYCC 2013!
Previously by Chris Cummins