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.

Songbird, cosplayed by Windofthestars, photographed by Judy Stephens

Cloud Strife, cosplayed by dasutin26, photographed by heydevildante

Rogue, cosplayed by Miracole Burns, photographed by LJinto

Chell, Atlas, & P-Body, photographed by LJinto

Catman, photographed by Scott McKeeve

Black Canary & Green Arrow, cosplayed by Gotham-Knight, photographed by Sam Pinero

Tira, cosplayed by TenshinoSekai

Nightcrawler, photoraphed by Christa Newman

Crimson Viper, cosplayed by Yuffie Bunny, photographed by Judy Stephens

Rule 63 Whiplash, photographed by Judy Stephens

Sandman/Wesley Dodds, cosplayed by fishyfins

Miss Martian, cosplayed by Aigue-Marine

Wonder Woman, cosplayed by love-squad

Rogue & Gambit, cosplayed by celticruins