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.

Mystique, cosplayed by Calixta Cheers; photographed by Catherine Scholz

Aurora, cosplayed by Windaria; photographed by ckdecember

Marshall Lee, Prince Gumball, & Fionna, cosplayed by takaaa, dasutin26, & demograph; phtographed by BigWhiteBazooka

Hawke, photographed by Anna Fischer

Wonder Woman, cosplayed by Syagria

Captain America & Bucky Barnes, photographed by overlord-of-pasta

Batgirl, cosplayed by starfirephoenix, photographed by Sarah Kay Photography

Guy Gardner, photographed by Derek DeWeese

Sailor Venus, cosplayed by RraRra, photographed by Chori04

X-23, photographed by Kassandra Leigh

Cassandra, cosplayed by drummerina

Hawkman, cosplayed by Brin Lando of The League of Heroes

Two-Face, cosplayed by Ryan

Demon Hunter, cosplayed by Spiral Cats Team

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