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Anime NYC 2017: Cosplayers Bring Their Best & Brightest

In today’s world, anime conventions and cosplayers seem to be inseparably linked. Like pancakes and syrup, the two are an ideal match for one another. Each year, thousands of cosplayers hone their craft, preparing for that one special weekend where they can strut their stuff at conventions big and small alike.

Anime NYC proved to be no exception to the rule, as countless costume-clad fans walked the halls of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from the earliest hours of the morning, until the time finally came to close the doors for the evening. Every fandom one can think of, from Sailor Moon to Re:Zero and Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid found representation through talented cosplayers.

This year’s break-outs, though, weighed heavily in the favor of Nier: Automata – Yoko Taro’s latest gaming masterpiece – and Re:Zero. Numerous 2Bs walked the halls with Rems and Rams never too far away. That said, we also noticed our fair share of cheekier cosplayers this year, who came out dressed as “The Trash Waifu” or “Totally Not an FBI Agent.”

Below, we’ve collected our best cosplay shots from Anime NYC. I’d like to thank every single person featured in this segment. You’re all amazing, and Anime NYC wouldn’t be the same without you!

About the author

Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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