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 Cosplay.com 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.

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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.
Magik, cosplayed by Carlye Starr
Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender), cosplayed by MangoSirene, photographed by FuzzyPanda0
Link, cosplayed by Forcebewitya, photographed by WhiteDesertSun
Misfit, cosplayed by arkhamboundz, photographed by Lift-Off Photography
Queen Akasha (Queen of the Damned), cosplayed by Princess Mentality Cosplay, photographed by Hell or High Water Photography
Robin/Tim Drake, cosplayed by twinfools, photographed by Weatherstone
Kim Possible, cosplayed by TheRestless88, photographed by xRikku-chanx
The Monarch & Dr. Girlfriend, cosplayed by xHee-Heex & solo-dono, photographed by LJinto
Rule 63 Mister Miracle, cosplayed by ducksrunamok
Vanilla & Chocolat (Sugar Sugar Rune), cosplayed by J'aimie & Abby of Human Sushi Cosplay, photographed by Chou-wa Photography and Cosplay
Mystique, cosplayed by Rei-Doll, photographed by Kifir