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.

The comics, sci-fi, gaming and fantasy communities’ talents for homemade disguises, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics are definitely on display this weekend at Boston Comic Con, and we were there to check out the show as well as capture some of the stellar cosplay on display.

Photos by Betty Felon & Lauren Moran.

  • Jigen (Lupin the III)

  • Pearl (Steven Universe)

  • Mary Poppins

  • Catwoman

  • Captain America & Agent Carter

  • John Constantine

  • Garnet (Steven Universe)

  • Mysterio, Sandman, Rhino, & Doctor Octopus

  • Inkling (Splatoon)

  • Captain Marvel

  • Harley Quinn, The Joker, Poison Ivy, & Mad Hatter

  • Harley Quinn & The Joker

  • Ghostbusters

  • Squirrel Girl

  • Red Robin

  • Sailor Moon & Sailor Chibi Moon

  • Ruby & Sapphire (Steven Universe)

  • Rose Quartz (Steven Universe)

  • Harley Quinn

  • Supergirl

  • Hawkgirl

  • Furiosa (Mad Max: Fury Road)

  • Kobra Kid & Party Poison (Killjoys)

  • Poison Ivy

  • Spider-Men