These people killed it at New York Comic Con

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Forget Halloween. When it comes to costume contests, the only time of the year that matters is during New York Comic Con.

Thousands of superfans attended NYCC this year, dressed as characters from their favorite comic books, movies, anime, video games and everything in between. And when superfans come together, they go all out. Here's some of the very best outfits from NYCC.

The cast of 'Overwatch'
'Overwatch' was one of the biggest game releases of the year, so it was no surprise seeing so many cosplays of its characters. These fans went all out, paying extreme detail to the game's futuristic outfits. When they all came together for a photoshoot, the crowds went nuts. Among the 'Overwatch' cosplayers, the guy who went dressed as the heavily-armored character, Reinhardt, was definitely one of the best.

All the Harley Quinns
Harley Quinn was easily one of the most-spotted cosplay at NYCC this year. Ladies of all ages were either donning Harley's signature baseball bat or hand in hand with a Joker on the con floor, making the look very competitive.

SEE ALSO: 5 things you missed at New York Comic Con 2016

The fun-size superheroes
The Marvel and DC booths at NYCC are always some of the biggest hits because they attract fans of all ages. And that meant adorable mini-versions of the Avengers and the Justice League.

Link from 'The Legend of Zelda'
As President Theodore Roosevelt once said, "Speak softly, and carry a big sword." This cosplayer did just that, taking Link's signature green cap and tunic to the next level.

Gender bender Mystique
Sometimes the best way to put a new a spin a classic character is to go ahead and change their gender. It makes sense for a Mystique cosplay anyway, since the 'X-men" villain is a shapeshifter. Props goes to this cosplayer for going full body paint!

Click through the gallery to see the best costumes from New York Comic Con:

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Cosplayers attend the 2016 New York Comic Con - day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Cosplayer Adam Shefki as Immortan Joe for Mad Max: Fury Road backstage before being judged for the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay during 2016 New York Comic Con on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Cosplayer Hanari Solomon as 'Junkrat' from Overwatch backstage before being judged for the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay during 2016 New York Comic Con on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Cosplayer Amanda Dawn as 'The Corpse Bride' backstage before being judged for the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay during 2016 New York Comic Con on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: A general view of cosplayers during the 2016 New York Comic Con - Day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: A Comic Con attendee poses as Harley Quinn during the 2016 New York Comic Con - Day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: A Comic Con attendee poses as characters from The Brave Little Toaster during the 2016 New York Comic Con - Day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: A Comic Con attendee poses as The Joker during the 2016 New York Comic Con - Day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: A Comic Con attendee poses as Jon Snow during the 2016 New York Comic Con - Day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Comic Con attendees pose as Weeping Angels from Dr. Who during the 2016 New York Comic Con - Day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 09: Fans in costumes attend the New York Comic-Con 2016 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, USA on October 09, 2015. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Cosplayers attend the 2016 New York Comic Con - day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Cosplayers attend the 2016 New York Comic Con - day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: A cosplayer attends 2016 New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javitz Center on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: A cosplayer attends 2016 New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javitz Center on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Cosplayers attend 2016 New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javitz Center on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Cosplayers attend 2016 New York Comic Con - Day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Cosplayers attend 2016 New York Comic Con - Day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: A Comic Con attendee poses as Ron Swanson during the 2016 New York Comic Con - Day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: A general view of cosplayers during the 2016 New York Comic Con - Day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: A cosplayer attends 2016 New York Comic Con - Day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Cosplayers attend the 2016 New York Comic Con - day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: A cosplayer attends 2016 New York Comic Con - Day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: A cosplayer attends 2016 New York Comic Con - Day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Cosplayers in Power Rangers costumes attend the 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: It's Morphin Time' panel during the 2016 New York Comic Con - day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Cosplayers attend the 2016 New York Comic Con - day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Cosplayers attend the 2016 New York Comic Con - day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Cosplayers attend the 2016 New York Comic Con - day 4 on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
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