Christian Imperiale, 32,
"Hip-Hop Spidey" costume, which he invented.
5th year at NYCC
He's a dancer and bboy
Custom Nike shoes
Bought costume pieces separately
Rest about $200
Boom box wrapped in string.
Gets called "ghetto spidey" or "gangster spidey" sometimes.
"People say, 'Spider man doesn't wear a chain.' Well why not? He's agile he can flip...I like to incorporate that into my cosplay because it's a part of my life."
Danny Ghitis for The New York Times