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.

Psylocke & Psylocke, photographed by Judy Stephens

Superhero Disney Princesses, photographed by LJinto

Red Sonya, cosplayed by Alisa Kiss, photographed by Anna Fischer

Dee Dee Twins, photographed by LJinto

Nova, Galactus, & Silver Surfer, photographed by David Ngo

Dark Phoenix & Emma Frost, photographed by Anna Fischer

Asgardians, photographed by LJinto

Madame Hydra & HYDRA goons, cosplayed by Miracole Burns, photographed by Judy Stephens

Rule 63 Silver Surfer & Doctor Doom, cosplayed by c10man

G'nort, Galius Zed, & Tomar-Re [source]

Vision, photographed by Judy Stephens

Dark Ivory, cosplayed by Ms. Mars

Tempest & Aqualad, cosplayed by Rockfly

Grand Galactic Inquisitor, photographed by arymabeth

Pam Poovey, cosplayed by Adam Hughes