Our gallery of New York Comic Con's often quirky, sometimes beautiful cosplay

NYCC -- Zelda
Image Credit: Rich McGrath
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NYCC -- Zelda

Do you know the three Cs of comic cons? Comics (obviously), celebrities (buy their expensive autographs so that they pretend to acknowledged your existence for five seconds), and cosplay (nerd talk for costumes).

I’m partial to the cosplay. Sometimes stunning, often hilarious, the gallery below features some of the best costumed attendees at the recent New York Comic Con, with a couple of other odds and ends thrown in. Thanks to our good friend Rich McGrath for taking these pictures for us!

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