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.

Miss Martian, cosplayed by Sirene

Hellboy [source]

Team Rocket, cosplayed by Ryoko-demon and Malro-Doll

Superwoman/Lois Lane, cosplayed by Jessi Reid

Doctor Strange [source]

Gwen Stacy, cosplayed by Aktrez

Booster Gold, photographed by Mr. Muggles

Nightcrawler and Psylocke, cosplayed by bluevis and camilliette

Alice/Beth Kane, cosplayed by twinklebat

Madman, cosplayed by gwenstacyfanboy

Bulma and Vegeta, cosplayed by IchigoKitty and TechnoRanma

Ant Man, cosplayed by rockettman1987

Aeon Flux, cosplayed by Dayna Rinks

Black Panther [source]

Cutie Honey, cosplayed by HezaChan