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Photographer Andrew Boyle has been going to the New York Comic Con for years, and has decided to do something with the hundreds of images he’s taken of cosplayers over that time: put them in a very fancy coffee table book.

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It’s called Heroes & Villains, and while there are some snippets of text here and there (including interviews and an introduction by, um, me), the bulk of the book is taken up with Boyle’s beautiful portraits.

Illustration for article titled Four Years Of Incredible New York Comic Con Cosplay

This isn’t a book full of hastily-snapped shots taken amongst crowds, the kind of stuff you can normally find for free on sites like...this one. It’s a book full of intimate portraits, where the cosplayer is given a chance to shine on the page.

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Heroes & Villains is out on September 1 in Australia, September 5 in the UK and September 12 in the US.

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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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