There are some characters who are so popular that you're bound to see them at every single convention you go to — Batman, Wonder Woman, Darth Vader, etc. But every passing year brings new movies, video games, TV shows and comics, and every year some of the characters within them quickly get launched to icon status thanks to the tireless efforts of cosplayers who love them. Can you remember a time when you didn't see Spider-Gwens or "Attack on Titan" jackets all over the dang place? I sure can't.
San Diego Comic-Con kicks isn't the first convention of the year, of course, but it is certainly the biggest, and that makes it a pretty good indicator of what kind of cosplay will blow up at other cons across the world. For 2016, we predict that you're going to start seeing a lot of these costumes this year: