Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions. In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

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Do you have a stellar cosplay that you would like to submit for Best Cosplay Ever (This Week)? If so, please submit your cosplay photos HERE (or email fashiontipsfromcomicstrips[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject line “Best Cosplay Ever”). Don’t forget to include cosplayer and photographer credit and links!

Power Girl & Huntress, cosplayed by Variable & Strawdoll, photographed by Sam Lau

Omnimon, cosplayed by Will Von Leer, photographed by Knightmare6 Photography

Omega Red, cosplayed by Mike Baaden, photographed by Paige Hammermill

Jean Grey & Cyclops, cosplayed by Lorelei Sandberg & Alex Ullrich, photographed by FirstPerson Shooter

Ultron, cosplayed by Jabes Cosplay, photographed by Knightmare6 Photography

Rocketeer Betty, cosplayed by Riddle, photographed by Andrew Michael Phillips

Emma Frost, cosplayed by Jen Eckenberg, photographed by FirstPerson Shooter

April O’Neil, cosplayed by Neoqueenhoneybee, photographed by Knightmare6 Photography

Tempest, photographed by FirstPerson Shooter

Sara Pezzini (Witchblade), cosplayed by Jacqueline Goehner, photographed by Atlas Photography