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.

Dazzler, photographed by Anna Fischer

Valerie (Josie & the Pussycats), photographed by Judy Stephens

Ms. Frizzle, cosplayed by srawr

Princess Zelda, cosplayed by akuriko, photographed by the-real-link

Cassandra Cain/Batgirl, cosplayed by AmazonMandy

Caitlin Fairchild, cosplayed by Marie-Claude Bourbonnais, photographed by Gil P

Human Torch, cosplayed by loganallenwolf

Rachel Alucard, cosplayed by Ayanna-cosplay, photographed by updaterequired

Psylocke, cosplayed by VampBeauty

Donna Troy/Wonder Girl, photographed by Anna Fischer

Betsy Braddock/Captain Britain, cosplayed by DJ Spider

Kasumi Goto, photographed by Nate Buchman

Stephanie Brown/Robin, cosplayed by Christine of dangerousladies

Mystique [source]

X-Men, photographed by Judy Stephens for Marvel