FashioNessa: New York Comic Con 2012 Best Costumes

Hello Pinup lovers!  Nessa here.  New York Comic Con 2012 is over and done with.  There were many fantastic costumes this year, as well as some atrocious ones.  The most common costumes walking the floors were Catwoman, Batman, and Captain America.  This was definitely a year for super-heroes.  Here are FashioNessa’s winners for the following categories.


Why not start with the most obvious?  There are always a ton of sexy women on the comic con floors.  Picking the top four was very tough.

First Place: Rule 63 Comedian from Watchmen.  Her attitude was the icing on the cake for this sassy shooter.

Second Place: Aveline de Grandpre from Assassin’s Creed III Liberation.  Readily proving that her costume didn’t need to be skimpy to be one of the hottest in the room.

Third Place: Mad Moxxi from Borderlands 2.  I’ve seen a lot of Moxxi costumes but this one was the best.  She rocked it.

Honorable Mention: Psylocke.  Once again, there can be a lot of Psylockes roaming the cons, but this particular one was simply stunning.


Creating a costume is hard work.  And even harder if it comes from your imagination.  Here are some fantastically creative ones from this year.

First Place: Magic: The Gathering Dress.  This woman made an entire dress from new and old Magic cards.  I wonder if there were any mythics in there….

Second Place: Duck Hunt Woman.  She turned herself into NES Duck Hunt, complete with background.  Fun idea and very unique.

Third Place:  Unknown costume.  If anyone knows what this costume is from please tell me.  It was beautiful and a TON of work.

Third Place: Original Costume. Thank you to Scott for finding out about this costume.  It is an original creation of her own, a steampunk angel.  She took first place in the contest in New York.  Here is the link on Kotaku.

Thank you again Scott! Nice digging!

Honorable Mention:  Bumblebee from Transformers.  So this may not have been an unique idea, but the costume was so well put together I felt I had to mention.


There can be just as much eye-candy for the ladies as there is for the guys at Comic Con.  I’ve happily gathered four to choose as the winners.

First Place: Captain America.  Through a sea of red, white, and blue shields this year, this particular debonair Captain put all of the rest to shame.

Second Place: The Engineer from Prometheus.  Big, blue, and burly.  This guy gives Dr. Manhattan a run for his money.

Third Place: Human Torch from Fantastic Four.  How to look like your shirt is on fire without setting it on fire?  Paint the shirt right on your muscled torso.  No complaints here.

Honorable Mention:  Spartans.  Because I can.


I couldn’t ignore some of the more fun and entertaining costumes from this year.

First Place:  King Hippo from Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out.  This giant man found the perfect geek reference for his body.  Bravo to you Sir.

Second Place:  Wonder WoMAN.  A classic with a twist.  Where else but a comic con can a man dress like this have people want to pose with him for pictures?

Third Place:  Wonder Woman Deadpool.  Deadpool is a hot costume right now with the upcoming game.  To stand out in the crowd this Deadpool donned a Wonder Woman outfit while still keeping the quirky attitude.

Honorable Mention:  Hello Kitty Proton Pack.  Fabulous.

These are just a few of the thousands of impressive and unique costumes that New York had to show this year.  Good show everyone!  Can’t wait to see you in San Diego!

FashioNessa out.