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 and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions. In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, 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.

Do you have a stellar cosplay that you would like to submit for Best Cosplay Ever (This Week)? If so, please submit your cosplay photos HERE (or email fashiontipsfromcomicstrips[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject line "Best Cosplay Ever"). Don't forget to include cosplayer and photographer credit and links.
Johnny & Devi D. (Johnny the Homicidal Maniac), source: Jhonen Vasquez

Starfire, cosplayed by tenleid

Manbat, cosplayed by Ruby Rinesko, photographed by Green House Photography

The Great Saiyaman (Dragon Ball Z), cosplayed by Zel COShorse, photographed by Akira Photo - Joanna Katarzyna Macura

Scarlet Witch, cosplayed by Panda Valentine, photographed by Jason Deveau

Sailor Uranus, cosplayed by Hyoutan Cosplay

Pixie & Hope Summers, cosplayed by Rikkux & Renee Werth, photographed by Robbins Studios

Elizabeth (Bioshock Infinite), cosplayed by Aicosu, photographed by Ger Tysk

Sharon Carter & Winter Soldier, cosplayed by Sootydragon Cosplay & Leigh John Stevens, photographed by Carlos Adama

Supergirl, cosplayed by Phoenix of Birds of 'Play, photographed by Kevin Green

Iron Fist, Misty Knight, & Luke Cage, cosplayed by Cap Santiago, Jay Justice, & Knightmage, photographed by Felix Wong

Iron Man x Batman armor, photographed by Cory Hate