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.

Lil Slugger/Shonen Bat, cosplayed by crackedmack, photographed by knightfourteen

Batman/Terry McGinnis, cosplayed by batmanbeyond2008

Ganondorf & Puppet Zelda, cosplayed by ericvirgin85 and seifer-sama

Wonder Woman (Kingdom Come), cosplayed by kelldar

Jessica Rabbit, photographed by Alex-Vas

Batgirl/Stephanie Brown, cosplayed by Aigue-Marine

Kaylee Frye, cosplayed by lilacwire, photographed by the_wendy_bird

The Question/Renee Montoya, cosplayed by Bonk

Nausicaä, cosplayed by Beverly

Starfire, cosplayed by PockyFairy

B'wana Beast [source]

Scarlet Spider, photographed by Judy Stephens for Marvel

Saturn Girl & Cosmic Boy, photographed by Anna Fischer

Dr. Zoidberg, cosplayed by Choi