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.

Female Loki, photographed by Anna Fischer

Power Girl and Terra, cosplayed by Ambrosia and Juli, photographed by Dr. Teng

Metamorpho, photographed by DTJAAAAM

Little Sister, photographed by Jim3535

Jewel, cosplayed by GeneJoke

Terra/Tina Bradford, cosplayed by Shirokumapan

Princess Leia, cosplayed by Riddle, photographed by Benny Lee

Corpse Bride and Victor, cosplayed by Malro-Doll

Ice, cosplayed by Roxanna Meta, photographed by lynxpics

Ezio Auditore da Firenze, photographed by IndieNate

Power Girl, cosplayed by Tallest Silver

Galacta, photographed by Bill Gracey

Princess Daisy, Princess Rosalina, Princess Zelda, and Princess Peach, photographed by PVN Photo

Black Cat, cosplayed by Heather "Cat" Harris, photographed by Andreas Schneider

QWOP cosplay, recorded by KhailAnonymous