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.

Dexter and Mandark, cosplayed by Hopie-chan and xHee-Heex

Rule 63 Booster Gold and Blue Beetle, cosplayed by Demyrie and RaeHimura

Ciel, cosplayed by Shiya

Maxi, cosplayed by MangaChild

Mary Marvel, cosplayed by Riddle

Sailor Pluto, cosplayed by 0oMrsHydeo0

Mera, cosplayed by The-Cosplay-Scion

Bender, photographed by DonneAnonyme

Lady Amalthea, cosplayed by AngelSamui

Morrigan, cosplayed by VampBeauty

King Dedede, cosplayed by UltimateInsult

Lydia, cosplayed by Kifir

Spidey-sense Peter Parker, cosplayed by Thor Parker, photographed by Brian Work