The Best Costumes, Celebrities, and Pointless Merchandise from New York Comic Con

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This past weekend, photographer Nadia and I attended New York Comic Con in order to see people dressed up in wonderfully nerdy outfits and to find a signed No Doubt snare drum. We were successful on both accounts.

This was our second straight NYCC, and I’m still exhausted from last year. Tens of thousands of Batmans and Doctors and Totoros cram into the Javits Center to try out new video games, thumb through rare comics, and meet their favorite graphic novelists. Being a TV blog and all, Warming Glow ignored Issue #187 of The Amazing Spider-Man, and instead paid more attention to the people dressed as Sookie Stackhouse.

What follows on the next few pages are pictures of our favorite costumes, the celebrities who were signing autographs (only $100 for Mark Hamill, who proved visually elusive), and the random pieces of nostalgia you can only get at New York Comic Con. (Or the Internet.)

Also: corgis.

My Ten Favorite Costumes

I’ve been watching “The Muppet Show” through Netflix in anticipation of the movie, and I picked up on something that I didn’t as a child: Kermit’s a total dick. He makes the other Muppets work for little-to-no money, and whenever anyone disagrees with him, he threatens to fire them. This Swedish Chef costume is pretty great, but it would have been even better if he had a green frog in his whisk, as revenge for all the shi*t Kermit’s put them through. Guy has it coming.

The Tick and Arthur, the Bulging Bunny.

There was a surprising lack of “Game of Thrones” costumes. We only saw this girl, dressed up as Arya, complete with direwolf, and two other women made up to look like Sansa and Cersei. No headless Neds, no jolly Roberts, no children done up as Tyrions, nothing.

I’ve probably seen every episode of “Darkwing Duck,” but it’s been at least a decade since I’ve last watched one. So I had no memory of who the two characters on either side of DW were until I looked it up later: they’re Megavolt (real name: Elmo Sputterspark) and Morgana McCawber. Sadly, I saw no “DuckTales” or “TaleSpin” cosplayers.

Never too soon.

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