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 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.

Rule-63 Metropolis Kid/Kon-El, cosplayed by Schpog

Phoenix, cosplayed by TheSands5th, photographed by themissingeyebrow

Sailor Neptune & Sailor Uranus, cosplayed by しょう

Cid Raines, cosplayed by TheIdeaFix, photographed by alex-vas

Poison Ivy, cosplayed by Naraku-Sippschaft

Dazzler, photographed by David Ngo

Red Hood/Jason Todd, photographed by namenotnecessary

Hope Summers, cosplayed by Kearstin Nicholson, photographed by Anna Fischer

Cylon Centurion, photographed by arashikami

Robin/Tim Drake & Batgirl/Cassandra Cain, cosplayed by Aaron Rivin & Hannah, photographed by Rodney Brown

Gambit & Rogue, cosplayed by Spencer Doe & Nicole Marie Jean, photographed by Benn Robbins

Cheetara & Lion-O, cosplayed by whitewolfmew, photographed by harajukumonae

Motoko Kusanagi, cosplayed by camilliette, photographed by James Pan

The Hulk, photographed by Bill Hinsee

Howl & Sophie, cosplayed by ycysusan

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