Thomas DePetrillo from Extreme Costumes wore the costume, which Iron Man uses to fight The Hulk in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” at the annual comic book convention.

More than 150,000 fans are expected to descend (some will even be wearing capes) on the Javits Center to attend the 10th annual New York Comic Con event. A blockbuster event for comic book publishers like Marvel and D.C., it has in recent years seen increased popularity as more films and television shows star characters that got their start in comic books. This year, world-premiere screenings are planned for X-Files, Jessica Jones and The Walking Dead. Some high-profile attendees include actors Bryan Cranston, Rashida Jones, Eliza Dushku and Sean Bean.

Photographer Fred Conrad photographed the contestants of The NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay. The contestants donned costumes from five different categories, Comic Books, Movies & Television, Video Games, Anime and Fantasy. They are judged on the authenticity, technique and fit of their costumes. The cash prize is $5,000 and the winner will also be automatically qualified for the final round of 2016 C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago, the final stop in the Quest for the Crown.

Originally posted: Cosplayer Wears 9.5-Foot-Tall ‘Hulkbuster’ Armor To New York Comic Con

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