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.

Robin (Tim Drake) & Robin (Stephanie Brown), cosplayed by Red Space Ranger & drquinzel, photographed by GeekPride Photography by att Geary

Captain America, cosplayed by PunisherNC Mike, photographed by Bob Kieffer

Kilik, cosplayed by alsquall, photographed by C. Elena Arriaga

Supergirl, cosplayed by ChiquititaCosplay

Trucy (Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney), cosplayed by shirokumapan

Hawkeye (à la The Hawkeye Initiative), cosplayed by blatsuura, photographed by crosswhenwegetthere

Proto Man & Roll, cosplayed by whiskers & Leigh, photographed by Deathcom

The Joker & Harley Quinn, cosplayed by spilgrym

Princess Ai (Princess Ai), cosplayed by YumiSama, photographed by TaisiaFlyagina

Nightwing, cosplayed by PhDPepper, photographed by Martin Wong

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