And now we come to the dreaded Day 3, the Saturday when the Javits Center is filled to capacity with fans, shoppers, and cosplayers of all stripes. Strap yourselves in, dear Vaulties!
The approach to the Javits Center at 11am.
My favorite of the weekend's many female Thors.
An exceptional Scarlet Witch.
This creature identified itself as "Hash."
Hunter S. Thompson, with "party favors."
Mysterio, one of the con's Top 10 costumes. Outstanding.
Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn.
The amazing 8-foot Mazinger Z, another Top 10 costume.
An excellent Ryu from GATCHAMAN.
One of my favorite couple's costumes, especially when done well (as is the case here): Tuxedo Mask and Sailor Moon.
Hawkeye, with Ant-Man riding the arrowhead.
Detail of the Ant-Man arrowhead.
Catherine Penfold and her exploding Death Star headgear.
A truly original take on Thor.
A.C. signs for her fans.
Buzz Lightyear chorus girl.
Father and daughter, getting along for once.
Agents of I.S.I.S. (L-R) Mallory Archer, Ray Gillette, Cheryl Tunt, and Pam Poovey.
Sandra Botero, rocking another of her hand-crafted superheroine skirts.
Paigey Pumphrey as Lum, the original magical girlfriend.
Lum throws lightning.
An excellent and accurate representation of Batman, from his first appearance back in 1939.
Kamen Rider strikes a henshin pose.
Ultron, one of the con's best costumes.
Yesterday's Kid Flash returned as an outstanding Golden Age Flash.
Cap'n Crunch and Lucky the Leprechaun.
Captain Kirk, ready to kick some more ass.
B-boy Darth Vader.
Extra points for the lightsaber mic.
An amazing Rita Repulsa. Believe it or not, her collar piece was made of cardboard.
Another Lady Sif.
Counselor Deanna Troi.
Yesterday's Valkyrie returns as Captain America and suits up for the photo-op.
Smart use of sporting goods as superhero costuming.
Cap and Sif.
Cap, Psylocke, and Sif.
Giant-Man and Mera. It's great to finally see Giant-Man cosplayed by a tall guy!
Original art by Paigey Pumphrey.
Dr. Doom and Cable.
Professor Hubert Farnsworth and Dr. Zoidberg.
Jenny Lee and son (in his Gatchaman outfit).
Audrey II, Seymour, and the original Audrey.
Young Loki and Volstagg the Voluminous.
Ant-Man, Cyclops, and the Wasp.
My favorite of the show's legion of Harley Quinns. Not only did she keep the harlequin theme — without which the character's very name makes zero sense — she also gets major points for that massive mallet!
The Red Hood and Grifter.
A study in futility: The closed line for the Neal DeGrasse Tyson signing, which started a couple of hours before I arrived. Denied!
The Golden Age Red Tornado and the Elongated man.
Note my shirt. Gene noticed it and went "what the...?!!?"
One of my favorite moments from the long history of Peter Parker's humiliations.
My favorite convention treat: the long-lasting cup of frozen lemonade.
Zatanna and John Constantine.
Jedi Dead Pool Sailor Moon Bane.
As seen at the 2000 AD panel.
Captain America and the Winter Soldier.
The ass-end of the insanely long line for the ADVENTURE TIME signing.
The twins strike again! First, Terra...
...and a Bettie Page-influenced Batgirl.
My favorite Supergirl of the weekend.
Mister Freeze and Poison Ivy.
Jill "the Nerdy Bird" Pantozzi as Rag Doll.
With Gary Erskine, the inker on THE FILTH during my Vertigo editorial days and an editor's dream freelancer.
Gary gushes to A.C. about her roller derby take on Harley Quinn.
(L-R) Blue Beetle, the Martian Manhunter, and the Green Lantern.
An excellent Ravager.
TO BE CONCLUDED