The Secret Lives of Cosplayers

We asked 13 of them about their secret identities …

Whenever I tell someone who’s not a comics fans I’m going to a convention, they always ask me whether I’m dressing up. I don’t. Just not my bag, baby.

But I get the appeal. And I also like that cosplayers come from all walks of life. So, as we did last year (click here), we asked 13 people at New York Comic Con what they do when they’re not dressed as their favorite characters.

Here’s what they said… — Dan

By SAM GREENFIELD

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Lara (Wonder Woman): Flight attendant. Kristin (Harley): Startup marketing

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Frank (Spider-Man): Physical therapist

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Mike (Red Hood): Police officer

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Mariah (Rey): Student

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Veda (Batwoman): Student. Ryan (Scarecrow): Marketing

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Ben (Daredevil): Unemployed. Mike (Doctor Strange): Demand planner

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Lawrence (Arrow): Entertainer/singer. Chris (Captain America): Receiving manager

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Allie (Leia): Real-estate agent

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Author: Dan Greenfield

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