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. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions. In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, 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.

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Do you have a stellar cosplay that you would like to submit for Best Cosplay Ever (This Week)? If so, please submit your cosplay photos HERE (or email fashiontipsfromcomicstrips[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject line “Best Cosplay Ever”). Don’t forget to include cosplayer and photographer credit and links.

 

 

Batman, cosplayed and photographed by Bob Kieffer

 

 

 

Power Girl, photographed by Knightmare6 Photography

 

 

 

Garrus Vakarian (Mass Effect), cosplayed by Baxter 'Buckles' Durham, photographed by Bob Kieffer

 

 

 

Wonder Woman, cosplayed by Amie Lynn, photographed by Subversive Photography

 

 

Taskmaster, cosplayed by Spectra Cosplay, photographed by Knightmare6 Photography

 

 

Nightwing, cosplayed by Billy Blues, photographed by Robbins Studios

 

 

Boy of Silence (BioShock Infinite), photographed by Robbins Studios

 

 

Aquaman, cosplayed by Rick Stafford, photographed by Atlas Photography

 

 

Nick Fury, cosplayed by Eric Brooks, photographed by FirstPerson Shooter

 

 

 

Kamen Rider Kiva, cosplayed by Ryan Roper, photographed by FirstPerson Shooter