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 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.

Voldemort and Death Eaters, photographed by The Wendy Bird

Emma Frost, cosplayed by Lola Gonzalez, photographed by Jonathan Duran

Evil-Lyn, photographed by IronHide

Batwoman/Kathy Kane, photographed by 'ell joy

Supergirl, photographed by Paul Hillier

Samus Aran, photographed by David Ngo

Robin [source]

Delirium, photographed by LJinto

Batgirl, cosplayed by elfqueenvik, photographed by Insane-Pencil

Suckerpunch cosplay, photographed by Judy Stephens

Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, cosplayed by GeneJoke

Fujimoto, cosplayed by 27club

Batman, Red Hood, Batgirl, Robin/Damian Wayne, & Robin/Tim Drake, cosplayed by kaoruyagi, Frotto-chan, Aigue-Marine, fresh-bottled, & xMenoux

Minecraft cosplay, photographed by Stephen Eide