- New York Comic con kicked off this week at the Javits Conference Center Manhattan,
- Many people are dressed as favorite characters from comics, movies, TV shows and video games.
- We asked for 15 people on the first day of the event. how much money they spent on their suits.
- Surveyed cosplayers spent from 20 to 1000 dollars.
Thousands of people converged on New York a conference center on Thursday on the first day of the New York comics – and many of them put on sophisticated costumes that they spent months and hundreds of dollars.
In Comic Con and similar events, these costumes are usually called cosplays, cut "costume."
We asked 15 people for their cosplay – who they portrayed, how they put them together and how much they cost.
That's what they told us.
This group of friends went to the New York comic from Quebec.
Mary Chretien, on the left, touched Starfire from DC. She said that her costume took about eight hours and cost $ 50. She said that her shoulders and arms are sports equipment. “I just painted it black and put some shine on it,” she said.
Tommy Bergeron is dressed as a character from the video game Monster Hunter World. He made leather pieces and bought the rest, spending about $ 1,000.
Tommy's brother, Felix Bergeron, in the center, touched Red Hood from DC. The red plastic piece on the chest was printed from a three-dimensional printer, and the rest of the suit cost about $ 100, he said.
Sebastian Perrault, in the center, touched Arsenal from DC Comics. He said that most of his costume was purchased for about $ 100.
His plastic sleeves and loading devices, however, were made from a 3D printer, bought for about $ 500. He said that each piece takes 30 hours, and the plastic costs $ 30 per kilogram.
Jordana Gaines came to Comic Con from Long Island, dressed as a Valkyrie from Marvel. She spent about $ 147 on her costume, she said.
She ordered the top, cloak and hands on Amazon for $ 70. Boots cost $ 30, and pants – $ 40. Her only other account was a pen for $ 7.
Melissa Campbell and her daughter from Long Island disguised as Sailor Chibi Moon and Sailor Moon respectively.
They ordered costumes on Amazon for about $ 20 each.
Shaian Begilla, who lives in Harlem, touched the Red Lantern. He ordered his suit online for $ 40.
The lantern, however, is collectible. “To this I had to fight in the store,” Begilla said. "They left one in the Midtown comics, and I paid like $ 400."
He got his boots from a Halloween adventure store near Union Square in New York.
Begilla's friend, Andres Delanuez, came to Comic Con from the Dominican Republic. According to Begilli, his beautician, from hand to hand, Digimon called Myotismon cost almost $ 500, who was in charge of his friend, because he said he did not speak English very well.
Begilla said his friend goes to Comic Con in Puerto Rico and other places. “He does it professionally,” he said.
Helen Testamark touched Hela from Marvel Comics, which appeared in "Thor: Ragnarok". Testamark said she started her costume earlier this year and worked on it for several months. Her raincoat and headdress were ordered online, but she did the rest of the costume.
Testamark said she sewed green patterns on a black jumpsuit. The costume cost her about $ 300.
José Tirado touched Eddie Brock before he completely turned into Venom, and his son dressed as Carnage, both of Marvel Comics. Tirado said that his own face paint was the latest addition to make his son more comfortable.
Christian's costume took three months to earn and cost about $ 300, Tirado said. “It was Morphsuit, which we filled with puff paint,” he said. “These are frothy teeth and a foamy tongue with a wire in the middle. This is a bicycle helmet. ”
“The idea is to show that it is inside and Carnage takes his body,” said Tirado.
Aaron Thompson, cosplay, like Arnim Zola from Marvel, called his costume "sculpture." He began working on his costume, which was made from materials, including fabrics, foam, and PVC pipes, in early summer.
He said it all cost him about 300 dollars.
Barbie Chula, who is from Italy but lives in New York, spent about $ 1,000 on Predator cosplay. She started doing it manually five months ago, using materials from Halloween stores, Michael and other craft stores.
“I drew it, glued it, created my chain and all that,” said Chula, posing with Jack Sparrow from pirates of the Caribbean cosplayer.
Mariano Sancibieri, who came to Comic Con from Argentina, said he spent 15,000 pesos on Jack Sparrow's cosplay or about $ 785.
Nick Fox said his captain America suit came from a company in Pakistan that does just that in the film.
Fox said the shield and helmet are from a Chinese brand. In total, cosplay cost him about $ 900.
Alexis McCarthy, from New Jersey, touched Harley Quinn from the movie “Batman Ninja” in 2018. "I saw the second film I [knew I] I had to do it, ”she said.
McCarthy made the hammer by hand from expanded polystyrene, gypsum sheets, a large piece of rope and other materials. Her costume cost $ 115, and supplies for Malta cost about $ 200, resulting in a total of about $ 315.