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 were on display this weekend at Wizard World New Orleans, and we were there to check out the show, and capture some of the stellar cosplay.

  • Catwoman

  • Captain America

  • Spider-Man

  • Rey

  • Mabel Pines

  • Vault Boy (Fallout)

  • Storm & Misty Knight

  • Cyclops & Cable

  • Gwenpool

  • Blue Morpho & Kano (The Venture Bros)

  • Catwoman

  • Ellen Ripley

  • Red Hood

  • Thor & Wonder Woman

  • Harley Quinn

  • Ms. Marvel

  • Batwoman

  • Huntress

  • Miss Peregrine & the Twins (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children)

  • Zelda & Ghirahim

  • Silk

  • Submissions

    Do you have a stellar cosplay that you would like to submit for Best Cosplay Ever (This Week)? If so, please submit your cosplay photos HERE (or email fashiontipsfromcomicstrips[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject line “Best Cosplay Ever”).

    Don’t forget to include cosplayer and photographer credit and links!