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. 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), 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.

Franziska von Karma, cosplayed by Rosenbraut, photographed by Terra Surya Bakti

Iron Fist, cosplayed by Daniel Rand, photographed by JonathanDuran

Batgirl, cosplayed by Knightess Rouge, photographed by Janet & Ramona Drake

John Hammond, cosplayed by Bryan James Oliver

Rule-63 Geordi La Forge, photographed by DJTAAAAM

Judge Dredd & Judge Anderson, cosplayed by Max Replica & NevaehLleh, photographed by Adam Chilson

Elastigirl, cosplayed by ikearstin, photographed by Mike Pasciak

Wolverine, cosplayed by Marvel Knight

The Riddler, cosplayed by Dezi Desire, photographed by Dana Harper

Barret Wallace, photographed by Elysiam

Black Cat, cosplayed by animatedmia

Bizarro, photographed by DTJAAAAM

Black Widow, cosplayed by Karenscarlet

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