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15 of Our Favorite Cosplays From NYC’s Flame Con 2017

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This weekend, our friends over at Geeks Out put on the third annual Flame Con. Flame Con, at the New York Marriott in Brooklyn, is an LGBTQ-focused comic, art and entertainment convention. Last year Flame Con’s was the biggest queer-focused pop culture expo ever held in New York.

Flame Con had a number of special guests. Some of the most exciting included Vincent Rodriguez III of Crazy Ex-GirlfriendDan Parent, the creator of Archie Comics’ first gay character, Kevin Keller and Marc Andreyko, editor of the Pulse benefit anthology Love is Love.

Though Flame Con had a number of outstanding events and panels — we wish we could have been there for “Revenge of the Queer: Canonically Straight Characters Occupying Queer Spaces” or “How Comics Saved My Life” — one of the best parts of any convention is the cosplay. Flame Con was no exception — a number of brilliant cosplayers were out in full regalia. Here are a few of our favorites.

This Diva Plavalaguna from The Fifth Element certainly stood out!

Eddie with my hands-down favorite cosplay at #Flamecon.

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Oh no, Freddy Krueger (played here by Mark Patton) got Amethyst from Steven Universe!

#flamecon #flamecon2017 #markpatton

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Speaking of Steven Universe, we really like this unconventional take on Peridot:

#flamecon #flamecon2017 #peridot

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Unsurprisingly, Steven Universe was a popular cosplay subject. Our last Steven cosplay is this wonderfully spoiler-ific Lars:

#flamecon #flamecon2017 #cosplay

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There were a number of superheroes there, of course. For example, Gambit of the X-Men made an appearance:

#flamecon #flamecon2017 #cosplay #gambit #xmen

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There’s also this amazing Spider-Man:

Thanks Pete for this awesome photo of me! 🕷#flamecon #flamecon2017

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Jem and Pizzazz are truly, truly outrageous:

Good thing there were multiple Jems, though — Ursula the Sea Witch stole this Jem’s voice!

(We’re not sure if he shared Jem’s voice with the other Ursula.)

A tale of two Ursulas. #Flamecon

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One of the more surprising cosplays was one of the dads from Dream Daddy:

Who do you prefer? Jasmine:

@ink3d_prince #flamecon #flamecon2017 #cosplay #jasmine #alladin #disney

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…or Jafar?

@x_y_z_7_8_9 #flamecon #flamecon2017 #cosplay #jafar #alladin #disney

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This Inspector Gadget cosplay is AWESOME:

The best Inspector Gadget cosplay I've ever seen. #Flamecon

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Of course, Willow was there to represent for Buffy:

Buffy and Willow ✨💪💖 One of my fave cosplayers from yesterday at #flamecon 🔥

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Finally, we love Luke Skywalker’s advice:

 

Photo by @louiejr2988 via Instagram

  • Good afternoon, @Matt Keeley. I seem to recall the first FlameCon was in 2015, and it was held at the Grand Prospect Hall, which is in another section of Brooklyn.

    This year’s FlameCon was, however, the second one at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.

  • Hi, Robert! Thanks so much for the correction, I’ve just updated the article.

  • @revme:disqus my pleasure. Glad I was able to help. And yes, I AM definitely going back next year!