The 2016 New York Comic Con has come and gone, but memories of the con will endure for years to come in digital form, thanks to all of the cosplay fans and the talented photographers who dedicated hours at the con to capturing the work of the costumers in thousands of creative poses and photos.
Several photographers were stationed just outside the Javits Center in “photo alley” and spent full days of the convention holding one photo shoot after the next with individual cosplayers, as well as groups.
Members of The Finest: A G.I. Joe Costume Club were included among those costumers and posed for hundreds of photos for G.I. Joe fans and convention photographers. Classic G.I. Joe villains Cobra Commander, Destro, The Baroness, Serpentor, and a Cobra Viper also posed with many other beloved pop culture characters.
Thanks to all of the fans of the characters and the con photographers for their warm reception of the costuming work and for helping make New York Comic Con and other cons fun and memorable experiences not just for The Finest members, but for all the cosplayers. Your excitement and appreciation add an element to the cons that is very much valued by cosplayers and helps make the time, energy, and money put into these costumes feel so worthwhile.
Here are some of the photos: