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 community of costuming that exists today and cosplay communities such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. In honor of the many fans who've displayed excellence in the mastery of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), a weekly collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we've discovered and assembled into our own super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

Jack Skellington, cosplayed by kaiser-mony, photographed by LiquidCocaine-Photos

Angewomon, photographed by LJinto

Wiccan [source]

Lord Nephrite & Naru Osaku, photographed by Vaishravana

Sheik, cosplayed by mishelly88, photographed by fiathriel

Doctor Octopus [source]

Tinkerbell, photographed by LJinto

Captain America [source]

Caitlin Fairchild, cosplayed by Xandra Rocha, photographed by Jay Tablante

Harley Quinn, cosplayed by Rpd95

The Thing [source]

Phantom Lady, cosplayed by Riddle1, photographed by Bryan Humphrey

Bayonetta, cosplayed by neoangelwink

Oogie Boogie [source]

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