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 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), 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.

Zatanna, cosplayed by Meagan Marie

Spike Spiegel, cosplayed by Zaid

Squall and Rinoa, cosplayed by bluevis and camilliette

Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, cosplayed by Yashuntafun

The Joker, photographed by Elemental

The Monarch and Dr. Mrs. the Monarch, cosplayed by stuntdog63 and Sammich

Fuu Hououji, Hikaru Shidou, & Umi Ryuuzaki, cosplayed by Human Sushi Cosplay, photographed by Nate Buchman

Silk Spectre I & II, cosplayed by Annisse and rurouni-jedi, photographed by Benn Robbins

Warriors Three, photographed by Judith Stephens

Corpse Bride and Sally, cosplayed by Kit Quinn and Tallest Silver

The Question, cosplayed by JJABarrett

Pizzazz and Jem, cosplayed by Dia and BettyValentine

Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, cosplayed by evelynellenor and theprincessbee

Haruko Haruhara & Mamimi Samejima, cosplayed by Twin Bee

Martian Manhunter, photographed by Once Upon a Geek