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WinterCon: Don’t you look like a comic book hero?

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At Winter Con — the annual comic and sci-fi convention at Resorts World Casino in Ozone Park — Jason Spike Schumacher, a former U.S. Army infantryman, takes his costume play seriously, including a stage-worthy explosive vest.
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Enter the Riddler.
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Creatures from outer space who capture the imagination have been a staple at the convention from the beginning.
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Seasons greetings to you, too, pal. This character came in a Santa hat.
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With a hit movie under her super-powered belt, Wonder Woman was popular at the convention.
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Adults don't often get the chance to dress up as their favorite characters from comic books and hit movies. But conventions like Winter Con give fans a chance to engage in fantasy play with like-minded people in an accepting place.

WinterCon, the sci-fi and comic convention at Resorts World Casino’s, is an excuse to leave your work clothes at home.

The two-day convention brings out the collectors and the autograph hounds, sure. But it is the cosplay — short for costume play — characters that make this annual event something to remember.

Employed, perfectly reasonable adults elaborately dress up as their favorite characters, just for the fun of it.

See what we mean?

Updated 12:32 am, July 10, 2018
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