Back broken across his foe’s knee, Batman had finally met his defeat. Bane laughed while holding the Dark Knight’s limp, mangled body in his clutches. A crowd gathered. And then, most peculiarly, they started laughing. And taking photos! A man cracked a joke implying Bane needed a lozenge for his voice, and even Batman started to laugh. Batman stood up nonchalantly, shook Bane’s hand, and the two smiled at the crowd. Another day at Boston Comic Con 2013.
This past weekend, people from all around gathered at the Seaport World Trade Center for the rescheduled Boston Comic Con. The first date had been cancelled due to the Boston Marathon bombings, and, by the size and enthusiasm of the attendees, it became clear that no momentum was lost in the rescheduling.
One of the most fascinating and exciting aspects of any convention is the cosplay (a portmanteau of “costume” and “roleplay”). People dress as their favorite characters, hero or villain, to celebrate their geeky preferences. This gallery, the first of many pieces of Boston Comic Con coverage, celebrates that cosplay. Click each page to see a new wonderous outfit!
All photographs by Katy Meyer.