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. 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.

Green Arrow, cosplayed by Owen Standiford, photographed by MurkLock of PAPANOTZZI

Mulan, cosplayed by chibifiedkitsunes

Rogue, cosplayed by Camille Adrienne Cosplay

Lilymon (Digimon), cosplayed by 静の冰

Lady Loki, cosplayed by jojoska

Link, cosplayed by Syu

Batgirl, cosplayed by kelldar

Roxy Richter & Ramona Flowers, cosplayed by ghostbread & yukapants, photographed by EmzonePhotography

Ursula, cosplayed by des-henkers-braut, photographed by Another-Rose

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