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 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), 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.

Cloud Strife, cosplayed by kaname-lovers

Jean Grey, cosplayed by scruffyrebel, photographed by Judith Stephens

Nausicaa, cosplayed by Masher, photographed by Reki-Konran

Orianna, cosplayed by Britthebadger, photographed by Bill Hinsee

Ms. Marvel, cosplayed by EnjiNight, photographed by pugoffka-sama

Red Hood, cosplayed by etheodoreal

Sakura, cosplayed by KonCookie, photographed by Rui Silva

Wasp, cosplayed by Diana Mon

Ursula, photographed by Katsuya Weller

Yoshimitsu, cosplayed by EcchiPrincess, photographed by Luca Bresadola

Wolverine, cosplayed by Lightkast

Shampoo, cosplayed by Manyo

Rydia, cosplayed by Anita-Lust, photographed by Eva

Do you have a stellar costume that you would like to share with ComicsAlliance? Submit your photos HERE!