Sunday, October 12 was Kid’s Day at New York Comic Con, and the youthful fans were certainly represented when it came to cosplay.
Kids have always loved to dress in costume, whether it’s for Halloween, a costume party, school event, or playtime at home. As Comic Cons and other pop culture events grow in popularity, the advent of cosplay is also becoming more widespread. It’s only natural to expect this to trend to extend to kids of all ages.
The word cosplay came about as a mashup of costume and play, and was created by Nobuyuki Takahashi at the 1984 Worldcon in Los Angeles. Cosplayers may all have their individual areas of focus, whether it’s to roleplay as the character, fashion the most accurate costume, or to create a group costume with friends. There’s no right or wrong way to cosplay – the most important thing is to have fun.
Here are some of the great kids and teens cosplaying at this year’s New York Comic Con:
A Tolkien elf graces the hall near one of the entrances to the Javits Center.
An adorable Mario, Luigi, and Princess.
An entire group from the Attack on Titan anime series.
A group of Batman’s enemies.
Alice from Pandora Hearts.
Disney villains: Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, Ursula, and Captain Hook.
Maleficent in her younger days.
I’m sure there were more great young cosplayers out there this past weekend. Did you have any favorites that you spotted? Let me know in the comments.
Guest post was written by Clare Deming @ http://claredeming.wordpress.