Could Cosplay Be Banned For New York Comic Con?

storymaker-slideshow-cosplay-comic-con19-515x388

NYCC, Erik R Trinidad

So there have been a number of incidents involving people who dress in costumes and “perform” on and around Times Square in return for donations. A Cookie Monster who may have shoved a two year old boy when his mother didn’t pay up for a photo quickly enough. An anti-semitic Elmo. You know.

tumblr_md8ebuoeIx1r6t86xo1_500

AP Images

Well, New York City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. certainly does and he has introduced legislation that would either ban costumed characters in New York City or see them heavily regulated. Such as getting official permission from the people who own the rights to the characters.

cosplay

By Excalipoor

Yeah, so that’s going to happen.

But furthermore, what does this mean for the New York Comic Con?

It may take place inside the Javits Center, but people have to get there and half the fun is travelling on the subway or walking down 12th Avenue all dolled up.

And what if the law itself were passed in the Marvel Universe? Dan Slott, this one’s for you.

rogue

Anna Fischer

CORNELIUS SMITH JR., ADRIANNE PALICKI, EDWARD JAMES OLMOS, HENRY SIMMONS

The Six Important Moments From Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD - One Door Closes

Dark Horse Want Retailers To Rip Up Their Star Wars #1. Are They Joking?

Sunset Overdrive Get's Robo-Themed DLC Rise Of The Dawn Of The Fallen Machines

FlashTrick

The Six Important Moments From The Flash - Tricksters

No Complaints Expected For Milo Manara's 'Yellow Kid' Poster For Naples Comicon

Something Tells Me The PlayStation Flow Isn't Totally Sincere

forever

FOOL: Forever Con To Launch In Exactly 1 Year. Then Never Stop.

fifa-13

FOOL: FIFA 13 Remaster Coming To PlayStation 4 And Xbox One

Trademarking The Christian Creed On A USA Map For Comics

Ex-Marvel Editor Banned From Using Recap Page At DC After One Issue Of Coffin Hill