Last week we held the first ever Kotaku + io9 Cosplay Ball in New York. It was great. Loads of cool people, loads of amazing outfits. Here are some photos to make you wish you were there (unless you were there, in which case, thanks for coming!).

If you recognise anyone (or were anyone) in the shots below, let me know so I can add a credit! And if you want to see all the photos, here’s a link to the full gallery.

First up, some shots from the party! These were all taken by Erik Erikson.

Cosplay by DJ Cutman

And now, photos from the special portrait booth we had set up, with all pics taken by the one and only Anna Fischer.

Cosplay by Ernie Deeb
Cosplay by Ms. Rae and Brooklyn Link