3D company Sketchfab were at the New York Comic Con. Instead of taking photos, they were taking full-body scans of cosplayers, which is very cool if any of them ever want to be video game characters or action figures.

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Here are some more examples (press the play icon to load, then drag your mouse around to look):

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If you’re wondering how these are made, it’s actually pretty simple. Where even a few years ago data like this would need to be captured inside a large rig, now you can get most of the shots you need using an iPad and a special hardware dongle. Provided the subject can stand still long enough for you to get around them.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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