Blerds, nerds, cosplayers and comic book enthusiasts gathered at the Schomburg Center located in Harlem, N.Y. for the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival presented by Lexus.

The event showcased legendary comic book creatives, and provided a platform for vendors and fans alike. With Wakanda fever fast approaching, get some cosplay inspo for your Black Panther movie night with some of the best cosplay looks from the fest below.

6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival In Photos was originally published on cassiuslife.com

1. Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Florence Kasumba who plays Ayo in the highly anticipated film ‘Black Panther’ is all smiles as she greets excited fans.

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Florence Kasumba making a young fan’s day.

3. Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Florence Kasumba talking all things ‘Black Panther’ with fans during her meet and greet.

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

L-R: Professor Jonathan Gayles, Professor Kinitra Brooks, Florence Kasumba, Schomburg Director Kein Young pose for a photo.

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Florence Kasumba poses with King T’Challa himself, the Black Panter.

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Florence Kasumba takes time from signing autographs for a photo.

7. Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

It was a packed house at the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival.

8. Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Our Deputy Editor, Jada Gomez holding up an official print of ‘La Borinqueña’ signed by Writer & Creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez.

9. Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Joker’s dreads were on fleek.

10. Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

The mistress of the elements, Storm was in the building. She made sure the weather was on point as well.

11. Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

He may look scary but this monster was actually quite nice.

12. Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Agent J of the ‘Men In Black’ making sure no extraterrestrials tried anything at the Black Comic Book Festival.

13. Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

A young King T’Challa aka The Black Panther and a young member of The Dora Milaje let the crowd know Wakanda forever.

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Superman strikes a pose during the Cosplay presentation at the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival.

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

The Spirit of Vengeance aka The Ghost Rider found spotted an evildoer in the crowd during the cosplay presentation.

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Two Wonder Women and Michonne— definitely a trio of powerful women.

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Don’t let her size fool you—this little Wonder Woman is still powerful.

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Assassins unite during the cosplay presentation at the Black Comic Book Festival.

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

This cosplayer as Sam Wilson aka Falcon made sure to let everyone know that The Black Panther isn’t the only Black superhero in town.

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Oh, it’s just you’re favorite neighborhood Spider-Man and Nicky Fury chilling.

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

A young Moon Girl and a cute Fox explaining their costumes to the crowd.

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Princess Allura explaining why we could use Voltron right about now.

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Captain America talking to all the young boys and girls during the cosplay presentation.

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Blade showing off his impressive swordsmanship during the cosplay presentation at the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival.

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

This cosplayer put on full display his love for Anansi from Static Shock.

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

The cosplayers came together for one final group shot.

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Blade links up with two female Assassins from the popular video game ‘Assassin’s Creed.’

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Black Comic Book Festival NYC 2018

Nothing happens in Harlem without the Shogun of Harlem himself Sho’Nuff knowing. He made sure everyone knew he was still the master.

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