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The 38 best costumes from the New York City Marathon

All hail the brave runners who made their way around a 26.2-mile course in costume! Here's our pick of the best.

By Michael Frye |
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 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
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Photograph: Filip Wolak
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Photograph: Luciana Golcman
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Photograph: Luciana Golcman
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Photograph: Filip Wolak
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Photograph: Luciana Golcman
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Photograph: Luciana Golcman
 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
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Photograph: Filip Wolak
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Photograph: Luciana Golcman
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Photograph: Luciana Golcman
 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
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Photograph: Filip Wolak
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Photograph: Filip Wolak
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Photograph: Filip Wolak
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Photograph: Filip Wolak
 (Photograph: Luciana Golcman)
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Photograph: Luciana Golcman
 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
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Photograph: Filip Wolak
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Photograph: Filip Wolak
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Photograph: Filip Wolak
 (Photograph: Luciana Golcman)
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Photograph: Luciana Golcman
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Photograph: Luciana Golcman
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Photograph: Luciana Golcman
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Photograph: Luciana Golcman
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Photograph: Luciana Golcman
 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
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Photograph: Filip Wolak
 (Photograph: Luciana Golcman)
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Photograph: Luciana Golcman
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Photograph: Luciana Golcman
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Photograph: Luciana Golcman
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Photograph: Luciana Golcman
Imagine having to run 26.2 miles. Now imagine running 26.2 miles in a hilarious and elaborate costume. For New Yorkers running the NYC Marathon, this is so much more than just an attempt get one last use out of that Halloween and Comic Con costume—it's a motivating tradition to lighten up the extremely exhaustive marathon. Enjoy these photos of all the amazing moments caught across the five boroughs, then be sure to check out the most hilarious and inspirational signs from the marathon

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