NYCC Cosplay Dating Game – Superheroes Need Not Apply (Unless Desperate)

NYCC Cosplay Dating Game – Superheroes Need Not Apply (Unless Desperate)

Posted by September 28, 2010 Comment

By Mike McLarty of ComicKarma. He’s helping out while Rich Johnston is in holday in Venice. Follow him here, email him here.

Lonely cosplayers finally have an outlet to hook up and explore a unique vision of love replete with latex, loincloths and choke collars. No, we’re not talking about a seedy S&M parlor with sticky floors and poor ventilation.

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for the New York Comic-Con’s very own COSPLAY DATING GAME.

There’s good news and bad news, kids.

I’m a half-empty kinda guy, so let’s start with the BAD, shall we?

According to a message thread on

1) This is no actual dating. It’s just a game show.

2) There is a formal application process, including submitting pictures/links of your costume and information about the character.

3) They MAY take comic book characters if (their words) “we’re desperate enough.”

Once AGAIN, comics fans are relegated to the lowest tier of social acceptance! We don’t even warrant competing against PREFERRED cosplayers such as:

  • Manga
  • Anime
  • Video Games

Let’s look at the GOOD news.

1) You must be at least 17 years old. (This minimizes exposure for audience members to should unnecessary burdens regarding underage pervyness)

2) If selected, contestant must prepare his or her own questions. (The chance for unscripted debacle improves exponentially)

3) Contestant’s CHARACTER will be doing the dating game, not themselves. (Nuff said)

4) State if you wish to be a bachelor/bachelorette or a suitor. (Interesting…there could be some alternative dating possibilities.)

Should be a good time had by all, unless you happen to be a slightly overweight Deadpool who’s only crime is wanting to find cosplay love at the New York City Comic-Con.

Interested parties should note that all e-mail entries must be submitted to by October 1st.

The NYCC Cosplay Dating Game is scheduled Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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(Last Updated September 28, 2010 3:02 pm )

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