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.

Spider-Man, cosplayed by SpiderDan Geromo

Emeraldas & Captain Harlock (Space Pirate Captain Harlock), cosplayed by amazonmandy & Matt, photographed by Ronin's Photography

Rogue [source]

Animal Man, cosplayed by testsubjectb

Magik, cosplayed by etaru, photographed by Seth-Tate

Iron Spider-Man, cosplayed by BatmanBeyond-08

Emma Frost, cosplayed by Nadya Sonika

Catwoman (Batman of Shanghai), cosplayed by CatalystSirene, photographed by fuzzypanda0

Wolverine, cosplayed by jivay87

Princess Kraehe (Princess Tutu), cosplayed by TheRestless88, photographed by xrikku-chanx

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