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. 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), 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.

Dark Phoenix, cosplayed by Celeste Tapia, photographed by Sebastian Gambolati

Reimi Saionji (Star Ocean 4), cosplayed by Narga-Lifestream, photographed by arwenphoto

Nightwing & Cheyenne Freemont, cosplayed by megamarines & tenleid

Laughing Beauty (Metal Gear Solid 4), cosplayed by crystalcosfx, photographed by LJinto

Squirrel Girl, cosplayed by Dalishtook

Lightning & Warrior of Light (Final Fantasy), cosplayed by Rosel & Indra, photographed by hellsign

Rogue, cosplayed by Ryoko-demon, photographed by Kifir

Sailor Venus, cosplayed by Dessi-Desu Cosplay, photographed by Eurobeat Kasumi Photography

Jango Fett, cosplayed by Gordon G, photographed by Bill Hicks

Loki, cosplayed by argentsouled & Rob, photographed by The Artsy Image

Hikari & Angewoman (Digimon), cosplayed by 猫 & 暮瞳

Do you have a stellar costume that you would like to share with ComicsAlliance? Submit your photos HERE!