Mike Baaden, 35, from Macungie, PA
7th year at NYCC
Costume: Namor Submariner - marvel
Shells, fishing net, stained glass (necklace)
Bracers- cut cheap Halloween tin and then added sticky gold aluminum.
Suit- patterned spandex print that he sowed.
Wings on ankles made from bra straps and store-bought feathers.
Makes costumes as a regular hobby.
"It's a good clean hobby. No drinking involved, no drugs involved."
Interested in men's physique aspect of cosplay. Training coincides with his hobby.
He was helping put on the top half of his friend's costume...below...
Thomas DePetrillo, 51, Rhode Island,
Business: Extreme Costumes. He's a designer, builder, and performer of giant costumes.
Costume: Reinardt - from the video game Overwatch.
Coming to NYCC since 2009
Costume made from rubber floor mats, EVA foam, aluminum skeleton
Makes custom costumes for clients.
Two other designers of the costume:
Qi Ma- one @qilincosplay
Ryan Holmes @darius_silver
Danny Ghitis for The New York Times