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.

Catwoman [source]

Xena, cosplayed by queencattabby

Red Robin [source]

Lady Bullseye, photographed by Derek DeWeese

Paprika, cosplayed by AKIOMI

Mothman [source]

Crysta, cosplayed by Ryoko-demon

Huntress, cosplayed by allicia1

Sharon Carter, cosplayed by Tempestmoon

Princess Aurora & Prince Phillip, cosplayed by Deadly-Doll

Spoiler, cosplayed by aigue-marine

Spider-Man, photographed by tisonit

Poison Ivy, cosplayed by Mostflogged

Mystique, cosplayed by KasuzameYuu

Princess Jasmine, photographed by Ryan Astamendi

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