While the New York Comic Con is still a baby compared to its San Diego counterpart, the six-year-old celebration of all things geek-chic has already become quite the powerhouse. Attendance at the four-day annual event, which took place this past weekend at the Jacob J. Javits Convention Center, continues to climb in the six-figure range. Panels, screenings, and celebrity appearances are all a part of the draw, but a huge part of the spectacle comes from the avid cosplay crowd that turns up every year. (For those not in the know, cosplay = costume play, and it’s quite the international phenomenon.) Check out some awesome photos from the convention, and then continue your fix by browsing through all the cosplay images available on Shutterstock.

– All photos by Quasimario