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.

Robin (Ame-Comi), cosplayed by Anti-Ai-chan

Phantom Limb, photographed by Fauxlaroid

Darkseid and the Female Furies, cosplayed by Kristin Rielly, Andrea Letamendi, Molly McIsaac, Jeff Roberts, Lisa Manglass, Chrissy Lynn Salazar, Melissa Kay, Jill Pantozzi, and Mac Beauvais.

Wolverine, photographed by Marvel

Leeloo, cosplayed by Ms. Mars

Rule 63 Justice League, cosplayed by United Underworld

Dark Phoenix, cosplayed by Phoenix of Birds of Play

Speedy, cosplayed by Aaron Rivin

Princess, photographed by Benn Robbins

Mister Miracle, photographed by San Diego Shooter

Rule 63 Two-Face, cosplayed by Meagan Marie

Black Cat & Batwoman, cosplayed by Twin Bee

Stan Lee, photographed by Marvel

The Monarch, Dr. Mrs. the Monarch, & henchgirls, cosplayed by Steven Meissner, Kit Quinn, and Les Villainettes