Comic Con is always full of special guests, panelists, and a chaotic showroom floor, but it wouldn’t be Comic Con without the masses dressed in their favorite cosplay. For some, the best part of the annual pop culture convention is getting the chance to be their favorite character or superhero for the weekend.

For four days, from Oct. 11 to the 14, costumed convention-goers paraded down 34th Street in midtown Manhattan on the long trek to the Jacob K. Javits Center. From anime, to comic book characters, to familiar faces from video games, the 2012 New York Comic Convention brought costumes of all kinds.

It can be difficult to keep track of every single costume from NYCC 2012, which is why we at IBTimes compiled a gallery of some of the best cosplay characters. Check out the best costumes in the photo gallery below.

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