Marvel at These DIY Costumes From New York Comic Con 2016

By Jason Lederman, Popular Science | 7:11 am, October 11, 2016
Paul as a Ghostbuster
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Paul created this amazing Ghostbusters costume, complete with working LEDs and a(n intentionally) smoking ghost capture device.

At New York Comic Con this past weekend, cosplayers flaunted some pretty incredible homemade costumes. Every fandom from the Marvel superheroes to Ghostbusters to Disney was represented. Here are some of our favorites.

Leia as Misty Knight
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Leia created this fantastic version of Marvel character Misty Knight.

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This was Andrew’s first Comic Con and first time cosplaying. After deciding he wanted to create a costume of armor, he watched online tutorials to learn how to create this incredible “Doom Guy” outfit.

The Laser Girls and Scott as Final Fantasy characters
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The two costumes on the left came to life with the help of 3D printing. Sarah and Dhemerae, aka The Laser Girls, designed and 3D printed their swords and armor out of plastic (complete with embedded LEDs), and their necklaces out of silver. On the right, Scott made his staff out of newspaper, paper mâché, and crafting foam.

Paul as

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Paul wasn’t holding back when he created this costume of Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (Not pictured: the severed heads of the TMNT.)

A trio of renaissance Batman characters

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This trio of renaissance Batman characters made their own costumes. From left to right: Christa as “Poison Ivy,” Carolyn as “Batgirl,” and Jaci as “Harley Quinn.”

Dane as Aladdin
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This awesome Aladdin costume was made by Dane.

Sarah as Yuma and Tam as Güs
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Even Popular Science editors got in on the fun at New York Comic Con! Editor Sarah Fecht (left) shows off her outstanding “Yuma” from the comic book series Saga. Sarah’s friend Tam (right) sewed this adorable hoodie of Güs from the same series.

Steve as Loki

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Marvel’s Loki really came to life with this costume, created by Steve

Ed. note: A previous version of this article incorrectly listed a costume as the Riri Williams version of Iron Man. We apologize for the mistake and it has been corrected.

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