PHOTOS: 25 badass costumes and weapons at NY Comic Con 2012

Think only dorks attend a comic book convention? Think again!

You don’t want to mess with these badass warriors (and their homemade weapons) from NY Comic Con 2012.

This weekend I met dozens of men and women packing major heat and striking defiant poses at the Javits Center. Whether inspired by anime or classic American superheroes, these fanboys and girls are clearly ready to conquer the world.

As you look at the intricate costumes below, think about how much time and effort went into creating these unique looks. You have to admire the passion that comes with being a pop culture fan!

>> RELATED LINK: Click here for Photos of the Best Women’s Costumes from NY Comic Con 2012

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Mandalorian from Star Wars.

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Princess Mononoke strikes a pose.

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A self-styled “Brony* Hunter” (l) and Statesman from City of Heroes (r).

*NOTE: Bronies are adult men with a passion for My Little Ponies— presumably this chainsaw is just a flourish.

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An epic battle between Robin (Tim Drake version) and a foe.

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Borderlands costume made with printable 3D mask.

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The Naked Ninja.

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A samurai at the Japan tourism booth.

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Mimmy from No More Heroes showing off some impressive guns.

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Desert Monk.

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Soldier from Call of Duty.

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This Joker doesn’t mess around. Don’t ask how he got that cast…

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Batman surrounded by arch-rivals The Riddler and Bane.

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Deadpool– one of the most popular costumes at NY Comic Con this year.

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A Warrior coming out to play.

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Zombie attack!

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A trio from Shadowrun.

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These guys identified their look as “Sandman” and revealed they are members of  “Team Blumpkin Pumpkins” (which appears to be a paintball group on YouTube). Clearly they know how to wield a (paintball) gun!

What’s your favorite costume from NY Comic Con?

Share your pick by leaving a comment below!

For more photos…

The Best Women’s Costumes from NY Comic Con 2012

The Best Guy’s Costumes from NY Comic Con 2012

About Leslie Koch

I'm a New Yorker with a passion for travel and art. I founded after returning from a year-long backpacking trip around the world. Find me on Twitter at @leslietravel.